How to Create Foolproof Systems For Your Website and Online Business

“Systems” can sound like a fancy word for MBA types in big organizations but it actually has a lot of value for businesses of all stages and sizes. Since implementing systems in my business, I’ve reclaimed hours every week and become a much more productive business owner.

5 Ways to Attract and Keep Employees

Although small businesses represent the majority of employers in Canada it can be hard to draw in and retain the talent you deserve. Thankfully, there are a few easy things you can do to feel ‘big’ to bring in and keep the top-notch talent in your industry. 1. Formalize Employees […]

7 Public Relations Trends to Consider in 2017

Traditional media and public relations will continue to change rapidly in the next few years given the rise of social media platforms, declining newsroom staff, a shift to edu-tainment type content, and the amount of clutter that media and consumers alike must deal with. In this blog, I list seven […]

Make Your Canadian Business Stand Out with .CA

Small business owners already know the importance of having an online presence. After all, it’s how you expand your customer base in the shortest amount of time. But are you reaching the right people at the right time? Enter .ca domains – the domain extension that is specifically for Canadian […]

Cybersecurity: Why it Shouldn’t be Overlooked and How to Protect Your Business

Client records, accounting history, secrets to the trade – what would happen to your small business if it was all stolen or you suddenly couldn’t access it? For many small businesses, the issue of cybersecurity is often eclipsed by other business priorities that hoard the company budget. Particularly here in British Columbia.

The Number One Hiring Mistake You’re Probably Making

First impressions are powerful – will the first date pave way for a second? Will the business card exchange lead to a sale? Can the eager interviewee transform sweaty palms and dry mouth into career magic? In fact, first impressions are so paramount that you’re probably weighing if this article […]

The Personal Business of Being in Business: 4 Ways to Survive Your First Year

As any new business owner knows, the first year in business is exciting, challenging, rewarding, and very scary. I would find myself questioning whether I had made the right decision, my mind whispering fears of failing into my ears. People always ask “how is your business doing”, but your answer […]

Grow Your Business With Automated Scheduling

Running a successful small business means knowing how best to invest your time and resources to deliver results. You need to ensure your calendar is fully booked to make money, but the actual administrative task of scheduling can be time consuming. Consider automated scheduling.