Does Your Product Appeal to Your Customer?

The 7 Fundamental Laws of Marketing   Fundamental Law #2: Know Your Product / Service        Before we get into knowing your product or service, I want to do a quick review of last week’s blog which was on … Read More

Is Unbranding The New Black?

  Unbranding Is One of The Key Steps From My Simple 9 Step Marketing System for Sales Success. My System Focuses On How To Transition From Traditional Marketing to Digital Marketing , Get Free Publicity and Generate Double Digit Sales Growth. Click here … Read More

The Age of Giving & Mentorship

Here is what happens when a talented engineer wants to giveaway his secrets.  In fact he wants to transfer his knowledge on his “universal robot” to youth for a start up and mentorship opportunity. Here is my latest column from The … Read More

Rural Based Business Kicks Ass!

Here is my latest column from The Times, where I examine entrepreneurship in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. While the column is about people and “place”, I believe many of the stories I write about can happen in many rural communities … Read More

Can You Build Opportunity in a Rural Community?

Can You Build Opportunity in a Rural Community? Absolutely! In my biweekly column in The Times I examine entrepreneurship in rural Prince Edward County, Ontario. However, I believe many of the stories I plan to uncover can happen in many … Read More

The silence between the notes makes the music

There is a Zen proverb that I just love, it goes like this. “It’s the silence between the notes that makes the music” When I first heard this I found it so powerful and so insightful and a metaphor for many things … Read More

The Power of Intent and a 90 Day Letter to Myself

My new friend Scott Oldford introduced me to the concept of the 90 day letter that you write to yourself. The idea is that you write a letter to yourself about your goals in various areas of your life; health, … Read More

My New Column on Rural Entrepreneurs

In a recent blog post I wrote about going back to school, this time not as a student but as a professor. I received some wonderful comments, but I may not have been that clear. The professor gig is just one afternoon … Read More

From Grape Clusters to Economic Clusters.

  When I first heard of Closson Road, it was a pastoral rural route as it still is. The main difference between then and now is the kind of businesses that are on the road today. Years ago, this was an old school … Read More

Back to School with Professor Dan

Well, I’m heading back to school. Not as a student this time but as a Professor, which is kinda cool for me. I get to blend two of my passions. Marketing and culinary. I’ll be teaching a marketing course to … Read More