Many articles and blog posts revolve around how the Sales and Marketing functions are constantly fighting with each other. Each function views the business world differently which often leads to the creation of incompatible goals between the two functional areas. Marketers tend to think that sales people are too short-term focused, whereas salesRead More
Every year at “Ramadan Time” I get ready to observe it. Now that I am self employed, I lighten my schedule during this month of fasting. However, I remember many years of fasting while working in corporate Canada. I thought it might be an appropriate time to share some of my experiences with people who are in close contact with felloRead More
For me, Product Management had a lot to do with entrepreneurship. Ever since I completed my MBA, and for most of my professional career, I’ve worked as a Product Manager for various semi-conductor companies. Over the last few weeks, I’ve been reflecting on how being a product manager assisted me in starting my own business,Read More
The company that I started, Sinai Maple, is nearing its third year anniversary. Because I’ve received so many questions regarding the name and how it was chosen, I thought that now is a good time to write about the importance of naming and branding.
The naming of any organization is one of the most importantRead More
On September 19, 2014, the Chinese e-commerce giant, AliBaba Group, had the largest initial public offering in U.S. history. They raised $25 Billion! North American investors and consumers who were not familiar with Alibaba were taken by surprise regarding the sheer volume of e-commerce that the company does. Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, stRead More
Warning! Yes! This is a Sales Pitch!
Have you ever been in a sales meeting where everything went smoothly with the client? You found it easy to build rapport, to connect; and in fact, you even predicted the client’s objections and were prepared to respond. It is likely that you came out of thatRead More
While working in corporate Canada, I noticed that project teams were assembled mainly according to technical skills and time availability. Nobody paid attention to the personality mix available or whether or not the team structure had a complementary balance of personalities.
Maybe some readers will wonRead More
For most of my working career, I had to commute and therefore I spent a lot of time driving. One summer, my daughter commuted with me as she had a summer position with the same company where I was employed. On our way to work one day she asked: “Why do you always take this winding road? It’s longer and slower. Why don&rsRead More
As a small business owner, and as part of a Hamilton Small Business panel, I was asked by Marc Skulnick, the Editor of the BIZ Hamilton magazine to answer the following question:
“What one piece of advice would you give to a small business owner that you wish somebody had given to you?”
Hoda KamelRead More
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