Category Archives for "Finance"

Feb 24

Owning a pub after your pro sports career ends makes sense… at least if you are former Sens defenceman Chris Phillips

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment

[This article originally appeared in Ottawa Business, Journal, https://obj.ca/article/opinion-big-rig-gaining-steam-microbrewery-biz.] What’s in a name? Well, if you are Ottawa Senators defenceman Chris Phillips and the other four founding partners of Big Rig restaurant and brewery, a lot. Mr. Phillips and his partners – Angelis Koutsos, Lon Ladell, Pierre Cleroux and Jimmy Zourntos – spent $5 million […]

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Feb 19

Just how crazy are entrepreneurs? Ask Queen Isabella

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Investing , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sports & Entertainment

If you want to understand entrepreneurs, maybe you live with one or work with or for one, then read this excerpt (see below) from Don’t Back Down, the real story of the founding of the NHL’s Ottawa Senators and why big leagues matter, a book I wrote for the 25th anniversary of the founding of […]

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Feb 08

Elderly Couple Get an Income Boost

By Bruce Firestone | Architecture , Business Coaching , Business Models , Design , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Urban Economics

As folks get older, they tend to earn less even before they officially retire. Many people will recall the “Freedom 55” slogan from an old advertising campaign. I tell young people I coach, “Don’t pay any attention to the idea of retiring any time soon… if ever.” Why? For two main reasons: I believe human […]

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Feb 03

Breakfast with Ottawa Senators founder, Bruce M Firestone, PhD

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Life Coaching , Sales & Marketing

I try to support worthy causes as best I can. How? By auctioning me off… for breakfast! This is what we do: What: breakfast for you and two amigos (total of up to three) with Sens founder, Century 21 Explorer realty broker, Real Estate Investment and Business coach, Bruce M Firestone, PhD Preparation: send Prof […]

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Jan 30

What should your hourly billing rate be?

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Business Models , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Life Coaching , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing

Whether you are a high-flying coach or consultant or a house cleaner, painter, handyman, what should your hourly billing rate be? I get asked that a lot. Here’s my answer: There has been a secular increase in costs in Ottawa and Ontario over the last few years. And not just in Ontario, but all across […]

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Jan 29

Firestone Institute co-coaching and ninja real estate investor course

By Bruce Firestone | Business Coaching , Entrepreneurship , Finance , Firestone Institute , Investing , Life Coaching , Real Estate , Real Estate Investment Coaching , Sales & Marketing , Sports & Entertainment , Urban Economics

YES, I want to sign up for the Firestone Institute co-coaching and ninja real estate investor course as an auditing student. What do I get? -you receive free e-copies of a Learn by Doing series of real estate investment and business books including: 1) Real Estate Investing Made Easy, 2) Retire Rich, Retire Early, 3) […]

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