Month: April 2011

We’re going toward another recession if gas prices don’t reverse the trend

The big news today is gas prices hitting record highs in Toronto and elsewhere.  US prices are approaching five dollars a gallon, which is an important psychological barrier.  In Canada we are seeing (gasp) $1.40 per litre (mini gallons for my american friends). Some time ago I recommended reading Jeff Rubin’s book “Why Your World is …

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Erin Community Radio moving to 88.1 and upping the power to 250W!

I have been a volunteer with Erin Radio for four years.  I served on the board for two and was chair for a little over one.  This is a very important local organization. In the event that there is another emergency such as the one in this pic, they will be the primary means of distributing …

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If you like the blues, check out Oscar Peterson and Count Basey on the piano…

These two masters do what honestly could be accomplished by one alone, but it’s beautiful to hear them complement one another.  Click on the picture. I love each of their sense of timing and knowing when to be there.  Despite two grand pianos this song is not overplayed.  It’s bloody beautiful in my opinion! At times the …

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Renovations planned on Hillsburgh’s historic 19th century Exchange Hotel

Two courageous developers, Roy McCullough and Justin Morrow, are renovating the incredibly fascinating 19th Century Exchange Hotel in Hillsburgh (one of several villages in the Town of Erin). The plans are generally for offices and condos however the developers are seeking input from residents.  Please contact them with your ideas on their website at http://www.exchange-hotel.com (or by email …

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10 things to consider before becoming an entrepreneur

The following top 10 list is adapted from Carol Roth’s book The Entrepreneur Equation Are you tired of working for someone else? Do you think starting your own business could set you free? Think again! The failure rate for new businesses is gloomy. In fact, the great majority of businesses (up to 90%) fail within …

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MarsDD Bootstrapping Event – April 6 in Toronto!

Mars Discovery District – part of the Ontario Network of Excellence – is offering a seminar on how to bootstrap your startup. Bootstrapping is the act of building your business from your own funds and revenue from customers, instead of raising money from outsiders such as angels and venture capitalists.   This is the method that most start-up companies use …

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