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Accepting Credit Card Payments as a Small Business

If you hope to be competitive in the current marketplace of 2018, you have to start accepting credit card payments. However, a lot of small businesses aren’t as prepared as they should be in order to manage this function.  If you know how to accept credit card payments in a safe and efficient way, this…

Drake and Michael Jackson Controversy

  Drake’s new double-album “Scorpion”, released on June 29th, amassed over one million album equivalent units, promptly earning their platinum distinction the same day as its release. Apple Music had 170 million streams and the album also broke Spotify’s opening day global record, with over 130 million total streams on June 29th. “Scorpion” features 25…

Elevator pitches defined and demystified

Breaking down elevator pitches to help you breakthrough with sales Imagine if you could turn a conversation with your seatmate on an airplane or train into the most fruitful business opportunity you’ve ever had. Wen done right, at any time, any social interaction happening anywhere could be the start of a business opportunity for an…

Labor Day Weekend – Creative Out Of Office Replies

Summer is coming to an end and with the long weekend approaching its nearing time to ring the starting bell of vacation; the out of office reply. It’s a signal that work can wait and fun cannot! The standard out of office reply is boring, and for many it’s a missed opportunity.  The standard “Hi there,…

Let’s Go To The Ex!

Let’s go to the Ex! The Canadian National Exhibition – the Ex — is a Toronto tradition that began in 1879 under the name Toronto Industrial Exhibition. Over the years the Ex has evolved but maintained it’s reputation as the place to see the best and brightest performers, technological innovations, commercial products, and to enjoy…

Canada Post Strike – Is Your Business Ready?

Talks Between Canada Post and the 51,000 Postal Union Members have stalled – is your business prepared?   Just when you thought it was safe to ship those time-sensitive documents, the headlines have begun to emerge.  Canada Post talks between management and the 51,000 postal union members have stalled suggesting that a strike may be approaching. …

Does Your Business Have a Fire Safety Plan?

Does Your Business Have a Fire Safety Plan? In the last year we’ve all seen stories on the news about the destruction which can be caused by fire. Fires can happen anywhere and anytime so its important to be aware of fire hazards and have a safety plan in place to mitigate risks, injuries and…

Take Your Business To The Next Level

Take Your Business To The Next Level Many entrepreneurs can drive their business on pure passion and will power, especially in the start-up phase of the company. But what do you do when that just isn’t enough and you are ready to take your business to the next level? Cut down busy work When you…

Do you have a company road map?

To paraphrase an exchange between Alice and the Cheshire Cat in Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there”. This little nugget of knowledge can be applied to planning for your business as well. If you lack the vision to determine your goals and…

Keeping The Sales Pipeline Hot In Summer

Many people use summer as an opportunity to detach from work and take vacations. As a result, August gets a bad rep for being a slow month.  By applying some of these principles to your sales strategy however, you can keep your leads as warm as the weather. Send A Personal Note: Keep in touch…