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About Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh

Michael Walsh, founder and president of Kaizen Consulting, a Vancouver-based company with offices in Canada and the USA, has been helping small business owners achieve business growth since 1995. In that time, Michael has helped more than 200 business owners reach their personal goals by doubling, tripling and quadrupling their revenues.

How to: Keep and sustain a competitive advantage

How do you build a sustainable competitive advantage for your company? With so much changing these days, where does your product have to be? How about your service levels? What about your relationships? In order to build and maintain a …

Get culture right if goal is to build great company

One of the keys to having a great company is to set (or reset) your corporate culture – something that has a huge impact on all aspects of your business, whether you are aware of it or not. A company …

Beware of the franchise pain that comes before the gain

Franchising is touted as a solid way to beat the long-shot odds of succeeding in business. Many people like this form of business, and why not? You basically get a “system in a box.” Further, business owners who want to …

Planting referral seeds early in the sales process leads to eight times more referrals

There are a lot of ways to spend money in marketing to generate new leads. However, one of the most cost-effective ways to grow your business without spending money is by turning your customers into your biggest fans and strongest …

Focus on these 12 questions you can create a more effective team

With all the talk these days about efficiency, what about employee effectiveness? Efficiency of systems is designed to increase and improve the effectiveness of employees. How effective are your employees? What might you do to improve employee effectiveness?

Be wary of social-media prophets

The world is a-buzz with social media. Since their emergence into our culture, Internet sites like Facebook, YouTube and Twitter now seem almost as popular as television. And these social networking sites are growing at phenomenal rates. People are now …

Build a better team with these five elements

We take teamwork for granted. Everyone knows there is something valuable about teamwork, yet too often we don’t know how to effectively get what we want through teaming with others. Here, then, is the question: What is the essence of …

Improve, and then improve some more: Follow the Japanese concept of kaizen, or continually trying new ideas

So, you want to grow your business. How do you do that? Where do you start? There’s so much to do and so little time to accomplish it all! Properly run, a business may be an effective tool to support …

Take the view of an outside consultant to improve your fortunes

How would a consultant view your business? When people get me to help them with their businesses, there are a number of things I need to know in order to help them get more of what they want from their …

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