Mon, 25 April 2016
Making it Big in a Smaller Market
Introducing James Mullinger
There is truth to the idiom of the big fish in a small pond as this week’s Boiling Point guest can attest. James Mullinger was on of the UK’s hardest working stand up comedians before moving to Saint John, New Brunswick to pursue a greater quality of life. James conceded at the time that the move could probably call an end to his stand up career, as New Brunswick wasn’t a known Mecca for people in the funny business. However, with a passion for his craft and massive determination, James has been able to become one of the hottest comedians on the Canadian scene. In fact, now he has the opportunity that seemed so distant on the other side of the pond, headlining a stadium show.
James credits his Canadian success to a few of different factors. First was his choice of city. Saint John has had an emergence in the last number of years. Unlike New York or London where many would believe life was better 10 years ago, most Saint Johners say that things seem to get better every year. Secondly, James refused to give up. He took every opportunity to perform that was afforded to him because his fiery desire to be like his idols. Though he was given opportunities in the past, like hosting ‘Movie Kingdom’ a funny film review show featuring such stars as Robin Williams, and Jerry Seinfeld, he didn’t want to talk with his idols he wanted to BE THEM.
This episode of the Boiling Point is for anyone looking to be inspired to be bold and pursue his or her dreams no matter where you are.
In this episode
- Tickets to James' Harbour Station Show
Direct download: BP094JamesMullinger.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 4:17pm -04
Tue, 19 April 2016
Beginning Your Triple Bottom Line Journey
Introducing Mike Rowlands and Junxion Strategy
How can your company become a leader in the future of business? How can you take my established company and make it better for the world? The Boiling Point has featured a number of triple bottom line companies in the last number of months leaving a number of our listeners wondering how they can take the first steps toward becoming a company seeking to promote planet, people, and profit. One way is to contact someone like Mike Rowlands from Junxion Strategy. Mike has been assisting mission-driven entrepreneurs and organizations for over a decade by crafting unique strategies.
Check out this week’s episode to see how your new or established company can start making measurable social and environmental impact.
In this episode
Direct download: BP093MikeRowlands.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:50am -04
Mon, 11 April 2016
Time to SRED
Introducing Ron Dorombozi and RD3 Inc.
Ron Dorombozi is a thought leader in the ever-developing landscape of Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED). This program is the Canada Revenue Agencies (CRA) premier tool to foster innovation in businesses of all sizes for work preformed in Canada. This successful SR&ED consultant has pieced together an all-star team within his company (RD3 INC) that are highly successful in developing unique solutions meeting the individual needs of companies. RD3 INC and Mr. Dorombozi’s related companies provide project management, SR&ED and product development services capitalizing on the breadth of knowledge from the multi-disciplinary backgrounds of the front line staff.
The RD3 philosophy is to develop a sustainable, specialized documentation solution for each company that they work with. The information collected should not be onerous and should provide other value to the company. RD3 staff provides fresh ideas in some cases, ported from other industries, to help client’s progress and be successful in their endeavors. Knowledge is power; call today for a free 5-minute consultation on your projects.
Check out this week’s Boiling Point to see how the SR&ED program can help fund the innovation of your company.
In this episode
- DIY SRED
Direct download: BP092RonDorombozi.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 7:03am -04
Mon, 4 April 2016
The Importance of Choosing Your Words
Introducing Deb Hatcher and A to Z Wineworks and REX HILL
The English language is a beautiful thing, full of flexibility and choice. However, often we don’t truly think about the words we choose in everyday conversation and the result can often send a message or convey a tone we didn’t intend. Many of our words have been turned into “double-speak” meaning language that disguises or distorts our true meanings. A great example is the word “downsizing” instead of using a word like layoffs. Then you consider militaristic, mechanical, or sporting terms that have been corrupted and put into regular language, including a B Corp favorite, “impact”.
Deb has a beautiful worldview on the language of business and she suggests we should be more thoughtful with our choice of words. Deb is the founder of A to Z Wineworks, the largest producer of high quality pinot noir in the Pacific Northwest. Deb's sense of wonder and humor bring playfulness to A to Z but her expectation of excellence is most influential. Deb is serious about the words used in business and how it can affect company culture and how we relate to one another.
Check out this week’s Boiling Point to see how you can enhance your communication and say what you truly mean.
In this episode
- A to Z Wineworks on Linked In
- A to Z and REX HILL on Facebook
- Geoffery Nunberg's Going Nucular
Direct download: BP091DebraHatcher.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 11:06am -04