Onward & Upward

onward and upward

February was one heck of a crazy month for us at Avenir IT. It seems like so much is happening so fast that writing my monthly article has almost become therapeutic as I stop all disruptions and set aside some time to shut down and focus on this one thing. Sure, it’s not quite 5AM…

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Why You Need To Get Cyber Insurance

get cyber insurance

Here at Avenir IT – we often get asked questions about Cyber Insurance. Whether or not their business needs it, if it’s “worth it”, and finally if cyber insurance is necessary even though they currently work with a managed IT service provider. The answer to all three of those questions is most definitely – YES!…

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Rip My Art Out

take your kid to work day

I don’t know about you – but I really enjoyed the overnight shift from Fall to Winter this year. I usually go into full hermit mode as soon as the first snow flake hits the ground – but I felt like I was ready for change and in fact was looking forward to it! A…

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Are You Ready For The Changing Workforce?

changing workforce

The outlook for a post-covid society is looking hopeful. We’ll soon allow our vaccinated friends from the south to visit our beautiful country and I’m looking forward to finally getting to participate in a home game crowd to cheer our Winnipeg Blue Bombers this month!    Here at Avenir IT – we’re also getting ready! We’ve…

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Stupid, Dumb Luck

dumb luck

Stupid, Dumb Luck Being an IT services provider specializing in small and medium businesses is a pretty neat gig. On a slow week – I’ll have the opportunity to speak to a dozen business owners or leaders about so much more than just technology. We’ll often have chats about business growth and strategies, marketing, and…

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Save Thousands With Business Automation

business automation

This month – I’ve been reflecting back to an experience from 2019 that involved my brother, Eric. Eric used to manage retail sales for all of Eastern Canada for the largest soft drink manufacturer in the world. He was kind of a big deal – and in 20 years managed to break sales records and…

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Finding Your Inner Beast

passion

We get it. Times are tough, and it is so easy to fall into a rut and call it quits. It is a time for caution and making smarter decisions. Business decisions that not only make sense for your business, but that are also in line with your true feelings and emotions. A couple months…

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My Secret To Happiness

secret to happiness

We live in an angry, negative world. The news is bombarded with upsetting stories. Never ending conflicts, threats of nuclear warfare, pandemics, corruption, incompetence, and the list goes on and on. Social media is no longer a platform where we share our honest thoughts, opinions, and life moments, but instead has become a platform where…

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Surviving The Teenage Years

business growth

Over the last 12 years, I can proudly say that I have mastered the art of hiring great engineers. I am surrounded by amazing talent and it seems like my last hires have all been superstars. As we all know – great businesses need more than great employees, they also need rock solid systems and…

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