Where did my small business consulting practice go? Good question. After three and a half years of cramming all of my work bits and pieces under the Kate Ming-Sun Outdoors umbrella, it’s time for a change.
The tree above is being weakened from the outside by a polypore, sometimes called a bracket or a shelf fungus. As a small business owner you may find yourself like the tree, losing business to competitors but without a good handle on why that is happening. Or perhaps you find yourself thriving but looking to branch intoContinue reading “Business Plan Element: The SWOT Analysis”
In the immortal words of Butthole Surfers’ Pepper, “you never know just how you look through other people’s eyes.”
In a previous post we discussed the top five reasons outdoor businesses should strategically plan. We will examine major elements of the business plan over the course of the next several small business posts. First up – the mission statement. Think of it as your headlamp: illuminating the big picture purpose of your organization, shining a light onContinue reading “Business Plan Element: The Mission Statement”
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. ~Benjamin Franklin Five white water rafting companies sit within about a 25-kilometre radius of one another – as the crow flies – on the banks of the Ottawa River. As someone who found herself somewhere between Pembroke and Foresters Falls for the better part of 18Continue reading “Top 5 Reasons to Strategically Plan for Your Outdoors Business”
This is it! We are finally here. Three years after making the decision to leave the world of finance and accounting and a year after finishing the Outdoor Adventure Naturalist program at Algonquin College, I am pleased to introduce you to KMS Outdoors.