Category Archives: News & Events

Book event: Jack Borden’s book signing in Vernon, BC


On March the 5th, 2016 (Saturday) at 2 pm Jack Borden will visit Bookland in Vernon, BC. He will sign his new book, Avoid Small-Business Hell, and talk about how entrepreneurs can avoid making mistakes which can put their business in jeopardy. Continue reading

In the News: The Globe and Mail and Robert Keats

The Globe and Mail recently published an excerpt from Robert Keats’ book, The Border Guide: A Guide to Living, Working, and Investing across the Border.

The excerpt offers advice in finding US medical coverage for Canadians in the US.

Read: Getting the most from out-of-country medical coverage

In the News: The Globe and Mail and Tony Wilson

The Globe and Mail recently published an article on cross-border issues that could affect businesses. Our very own Tony Wilson, author of Buying a Franchise in Canada was featured in an article entitled What to consider as a Canadian dealing with a U.S. franchisor.



In the News: The Globe and Mail, Live Discussion with Lynne Butler

Lynne Butler, author of Estate Planning through Family Meetings recently held a live in-depth discussion with The Globe and Mail readers on the topic of estate planning. 

The discussion was highly informative and generated quite a bit of buzz around family meetings and estate planning. 

Read the entire discussion: Planning for your estate.

In the News: The Globe and Mail and Lynne Butler

The Globe and Mail recently published an excerpt from Lynne Butler’s latest book, Estate Planning through Family Meetings.

Family meetings can often calm tensions and provide for mediation. Lynne talks about the benefits to holding a family meeting when it comes to estate planning, and discusses the importance of deciding the future of the family’s assets before a family member passes away.

Taking the drama out of estate planning

It’s time to have ‘the talk’ with mom and dad

In the News: The Globe and Mail and Aiden Livingston

The Globe and Mail published a three part series based on author Aiden Livingston’s book The Secrets of Advertising to Gen Y Consumers (available in our Canadian shop and our American shop).

Read more: Why Gen Y prefers to patronize small businesses

Gen Y loyal to ‘people-over-profit’ companies

Underground brands ‘Holy Grail’ for Gen Y

In the News: Amex OPEN Small Business and Lin Grensing-Pophal

Small-business owners are always busy and kept on their toes — especially when it comes to the hiring of employees.

“Legally speaking, you can ask just about anything at a job interview, ” says Lin Grensing-Pophal, author of Employee Management for Small Business (available in our Canadian and American stores), “but there are a handful of questions that can get you into hot water.” The full article was recently published in AMEX Open for Small Business.

Read: Questions you can’t ask when hiring

In the News: The Province and Lynne Butler

Lynne Butler, author of Succession Planning Kit for Canadian Business and Estate Planning through Family Meetings, was interviewed in an article published by The Province newspaper.

The article touches on the delights and downfalls of going into business with family and, more specifically, the challenges that mothers and daughters face when going into business together.

Read: Taking care of business — with Mom

In the News: Good Morning San Diego and Holly Berkley

Holly Berkley, our very own social media marketing expert and author of Low-Budget Online Marketing (available in our Canadian and American shops) and Marketing in the New Media (also available in Canada and the United States), recently appeared on Good Morning San Diego! 

The topic? Teenagers’ Texting Addictions.

Watch the full clip here: Texting Addictions

In the News: The Globe and Mail and Tony Wilson

Did you know?

Tony Wilson, author of Buying a Franchise in Canada recently landed his own column in The Globe and Mail‘s Your Business section!

Visit his page: The Globe and Mail with Tony Wilson

Every other week, Tony’s column touches on the topics of franchising, contracts, branding, and other legal topics pertaining to starting and running a small business.