Category Archives: Business writing

Entrepreneurs ignore the news at their peril

When I lead a media training workshop for entrepreneurs, I like to ask them what media they follow. You see the underlying assumption: everybody follows some sort of news, and everybody has a good solid (balanced) notion of what is … Continue reading

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How to goof big-time: neglect to pre-screen your clients and wind up in a moral quagmire

  I am a trusting soul, mostly. If a new client approaches me looking for a press release, a business plan or a grant proposal, I usually accept what they tell me about themselves in good faith. I do all … Continue reading

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8 Must-Haves for Your Business Plan

Your brain is cooking with your new business idea. Positively boiling over, in fact. Your bright idea has passed the “friend” test, the “neighbour” test, the “Mom” test and most importantly, the “loans officer” test.However, writing a good business plan … Continue reading

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Get ready for your business plan checklist

You’ve got your brilliant idea all set in your mind. You’ve done some preliminary research. Talked to a few friends. Other business owners. Mom, who thinks everything you do is brilliant. Visited the local Chamber of Commerce, business development office, … Continue reading

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Five things you need to know about writing a successful grant proposal

Naturally I was thrilled that my first four grant writing efforts for a new client were 100 per cent successful. I’m happy my client. I believed in what they were  doing, and since I signed a confidentiality agreement I can’t … Continue reading

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