Entries by Dan Beaulieu

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS: Why are you in business?

by Dan Beaulieu Business consultant “Men wanted for hazardous journey. Small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Honour and recognition in case of success.” This is the ad that Ernest Shackleton placed in the London Times to recruit the crew of the Endurance that was setting out for […]

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS: Know your competition

by Dan Beaulieu Business consultant We all have competition; we all have people and companies we are competing with vying for the same accounts. The hospitality businesses for example (restaurants, pubs, take-out food places) are all tremendously competitive businesses. As are service companies, construction companies, retail stores and just about every other kind of business. […]

GROWING YOUR BUSINESS: Treat your employees well

by Dan Beaulieu Business consultant A few years ago, Herb Kelleher, the CEO and founder of Southwest Airlines shook up the business world by declaring that the employee comes first, and the customer comes second. At first people were shocked, they could not understand such heresy. Of course, the customer comes first, everybody knows that […]


by Dan Beaulieu Business consultant There are a series of books out about what is called Blue Ocean Strategies. The premise is that most businesses operate in the same ocean, “the Red Ocean”, but to truly succeed a company has to swim in their own ocean, the Blue Ocean. This is all fancy metaphor talk […]