A Guide to Small Business Digital Transformation

Digital Transformation is something of a buzzword right now, but like so many trending business ideas; there is no consensus on precisely what it means. Here’s my take; it’s really about the relationship between two things… Digital technology provides us with immediate access, via a Smart Phone, to virtually any […]

10 Energy Saving Tips for Small Business Owners

Are you a small business owner struggling with the high cost of electricity? Are you motivated to lower your power bills but are uncertain which upgrades will bring a return on your investment?  You’re not alone! As small business owners, we understand the critical importance of keeping costs under control. […]

My Experience with Requests For Proposals

The e-mail pops into your inbox. It’s three weeks after you sweated through that Request for Proposal (RFP) response and you can see it’s from the requesting organization. You worked so hard on it, agonized over the fees to make sure you were very competitive, spent long hours making sure […]

5 Steps You Should Be Taking to Protect Your Business

You’ve done it! You are now a business owner. But what’s next? The time and financial investment you have put into making your dream a reality is extremely valuable. So what steps should you be taking to ensure you protect your business? The following steps will help your business operate […]

I Wasn’t Planning on Selling My Small Business – Are You?

I emigrated to Canada in 2001. After a few years of gaining Canadian work experience, I decided it was time to start my own company. I wanted something easy to manage that would keep my creative juices flowing. Fashion accessories were my best friends since my teenage years. I was […]

5 Tips for Developing a Successful App

Today, more people access the internet through their mobile devices than through desktop computers. Take a walk through any park, sit in a café, or ride a train, and this fact is made clear. Everybody is on their phone, all the time. Which is probably why everybody thinks it’s a […]

Tips for Getting Paid as a Small Business Owner

Conduct business for long enough and you’ll face the unwelcome scenario of not getting paid. If you’ve dealt with it, you know it’s not a nice situation to be in. To avoid it happening again in future, there are a number of easy steps you can take. Dealing With “Lost” […]

Branding for New Business: The Key Components of Brand Development

At our studio, the majority of clientele we work with are seeking ways to create a meaningful brand for their business. Whether they are starting out, or are already seasoned business owners, the most common problem they face is brand development and how to create a brand that is sustainable. […]

Why You Should Delegate Your Bookkeeping

One of the biggest barriers to growth that businesses owners face is becoming bogged down by non-revenue generating activities, such as bookkeeping. Fortunately, there is a solution. Falling behind on your bookkeeping means you are not benefiting from up-to-date financial information.  With the migration of accounting and bookkeeping to the […]

How to Master Lead Nurturing

This is the dream, right? Piles and piles of leads available to you with every opportunity to convert them, and (potentially) have a sale on your hands. As much as this is the dream, this is also the hardest part for some of us – because let’s face it… Lead […]