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November 7th, 2018

Global Markets and Business Etiquette

It is already daunting to travel to another culture let alone feel the additional pressure of not insulting your international business partners! Lucky for all of us, the most basic of business etiquette, no matter what continent you are on…

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October 31st, 2018

New Way of Customer Buying

Consumer behaviour has undergone a facelift. The new consumer has created a new way of buying and for any business hocking its wares or services, its imperative to shape new marketing strategies to suit the new consumer buying behaviour. Some…

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October 24th, 2018

The 4-Part Successful Sales Pitch

What’s that? Another article on perfecting the sales pitch? Sure is! Much like any other area of growth, your sales pitch can always benefit from tweaks and improvements. If your business is growing, so then should your pitch! Let’s simplify,…

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October 17th, 2018

Being in Control Comes With its Own Responsibilities

Henri Fayol, a French mining engineer, published one of the first principles of management guidelines in 1914. One of the more memorable of these was this: “Control of an undertaking consists of seeing that everything is being carried out in…

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October 10th, 2018

Help Your Community, Help Your Business

No one knows better than a small business owner, the importance of community acceptance and support. Understanding the best ways to reciprocate that same support and acceptance is crucial to an entrepreneur. Small businesses filter money directly back into the…

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October 3rd, 2018

5 Ways Your Business Can Use Instagram

Sound like something you’ve heard before? Likely! But a quick crash course in the basics doesn’t hurt… We said if before and it still stands; if you aren’t going to use the medium fully, then don’t bother at all. A…

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September 26th, 2018

Electronic Signatures

Owner-managers have adapted quickly to transferring funds electronically, paying invoices online and scanning and sending data to and fro. When it comes to product delivery, contracts or agreements, many are still relying on hardcopy signatures or faxed copies of paperwork…

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September 19th, 2018

Complacency

Every owner-manager has experienced new employees enthusiastically jumping head-first into the task at hand — only to see that enthusiasm for their job morph into complacency over time. Complacency on the job not only lessens the performance of an individual…

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September 12th, 2018

TFSA and Death: Have You Planned for What Will Happen With Yours if You Die?

If you own a TFSA, you undoubtedly started it because it allows you to invest and earn dividend or interest income and make a capital gain without paying tax. Unfortunately, similar to any investment vehicle, complications may arise after your…

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September 5th, 2018

Setting Salaries

Payroll day…every small business owner’s least favorite day! Complicated, confusing, yet important and mandatory. Yet setting initial salaries can often be the most stressful part of this process. There are some across the board tips that can help a small…

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