Autumn always reminds me of the constancy of change and of the cycles of life — the ripening of fruit, leaves turning, kids returning to school, and cooler nights. The acupuncture clinic has seen its own share of changes over the past few months.
As a small business owner I have been curiously following the debate over the HST and current referendum. Despite the claims that this is an overall benefit to the business community, and the citizens of BC, this has not been our experience. As a small business, the amount of savings from the HST, in terms of bookkeeping and tax collection costs, have been outweighed by the burden it has put on our customers. Taxes provide meaningful services to all of us, but a tax on health is a backward way of promoting health within a society.Read More »When Yes Means No
A few months ago I was approached by Lisa Weeks, a talented and creative person interested in helping small businesses promote themselves and their services. She writes a blog describing a variety of innovative and diverse small businesses throughout Victoria. Below is the result of a conversation we had at hemma one afternoon in February…Read More »How Getting Poked Can Change the World.