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Questions to Help You Mind Your Business…


      A Blog Series by Graham Edwards and Renée Cormier

Questions to Help You Mind Your Business…Graham — We sat in a trendy bakery enjoying lunch, and as always our conversation turned to business, opportunities, and the dynamics of transitioning a business in the current business climate. This is always a fun exercise because it challenges our conventional thinking, offers insight into what we know (and don’t know), and reinforces how complicated (as well as satisfying) developing a business can be.

One of us, and I don’t remember who, asked, “Do you think people ask themselves the right questions to increase their chances of success?” This of course rallied the discussion and we could not help but list off questions.

By no means is the following a definitive list of questions because business is a rather broad discipline, but it did lead to an idea.

1. How can I create a fuller picture of the nature of my business?
2. Where should I spend my money?
3. Do I need a plan for my business?
4. Should I hire a sales person?
5. How can maximize the value of my employees?
6. Why can’t employees just do what I tell them?
7. How do I build a team?
8. How can I manage my business and still have a life?
9. How will I know if I am successful?
10. Do I need to be using social media and how much do I really need to do?

Renée  — So the idea here is to write a blog piece each week where we take on one of these questions using our unique perspectives and styles. Graham tends to be more philosophical in his approach to business discussions, and God knows I am a pragmatist of the highest order. We find our different ways of processing and relaying information inspires us to think differently about things and often spurs new ideas. It is our sincerest hope that you enjoy our next ten blogs and that you find the inspiration to contribute new ideas and help us all broaden our thinking around business. We invite you to provide your own ideas, questions and solutions in the comments section or email us directly.


Thanks to the social media platform beBee,  Renée Cormier & Graham Edwards developed a business relationship and friendship that typically involves regular meetings, goal setting sessions, etc. Our meetings often provide the fuel for plans around business strategy, blog ideas and more.

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Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #15

#12
You know, Graham, I actually thought about that. But "The Beast and Beauty" just didn't flow right. :-)

Graham🐝 Edwards

Graham🐝 Edwards

4 years ago #14

#8
Thx Jerry Fletcher... I think it will be fun.... let us know how we are doing and jump in anytime...

Graham🐝 Edwards

Graham🐝 Edwards

4 years ago #13

#7
Thx Don \ud83d\udc1d Kerr. Pls let us know how we are doing....

Graham🐝 Edwards

Graham🐝 Edwards

4 years ago #12

#6
Thanks Phil Friedman... just once I would like to get first billing... but then again it is best to go with ones strengths... lol. Pls jump in as this unfolds!

Graham🐝 Edwards

Graham🐝 Edwards

4 years ago #11

#5
Thanks Charlene Norman... it should be "something" alright... hahaha

Graham🐝 Edwards

Graham🐝 Edwards

4 years ago #10

#3
Thx for the comment Gert Scholtz... yes I think we will have some fun with this for sure. I hope everyone joins in....

Graham🐝 Edwards

Graham🐝 Edwards

4 years ago #9

#2
Oh don't kid yourself Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier we are competing of the best answers and I need all the help I can get... lol. This will be fun !

Jerry Fletcher

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #8

Renee and Graham, This looks like it will be fun, educational and a joy to read.

don kerr

don kerr

4 years ago #7

Good on ya! Look forward to your teachings.

Phil Friedman

Phil Friedman

4 years ago #6

I personally love the format concept and, in this case, the star actors, Beauty and the Handyman. Seriously, best of luck with what I am sure will prove to be fun. Let 'er rip!!

Charlene Norman

Charlene Norman

4 years ago #5

this should be interesting. Shared for higher visibility.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

4 years ago #4

#3
Thanks, Gert. We are looking forward to it!

Gert Scholtz

Gert Scholtz

4 years ago #3

Ren\u00e9e \ud83d\udc1d Cormier This promises to be an interesting series! From your posts it does appear that you think differently. A recipe for lively and insightful posts.

Renée 🐝 Cormier

Renée 🐝 Cormier

4 years ago #2

I like how you put your name first. LOL

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