June 2009

Canada Day

On July 1, 1867, the British North Americas Act created the Dominion of Canada as a federation of four provinces, an event known as the confederation of Canada. The four original provinces were created from the former British colonies of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and the Province of Canada, which was divided into the provinces of Quebec and Ontario. On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty’s loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation […]

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Business Marketing on the Web

Are you marketing your business on the interWeb? Do you even know where to start? Ok – here it is – simple as I can get it. Option 1 – Basic – no website – Just get your business listed on the Internet. Do this for sure – to at the bare minimum get your contact on the internet so that people (aka – your customers) can find you when they search online. – Business directory listing. Go to Google and type in your town name and the word ‘directory’ or possibly ‘business directory’. Look at the first few listings and see if any

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Communication Problems in Business

The one problem area in communication that still gives me the heebie jeebies is email. I use it every day – tons!!! But . .. it is so easy to make a mistake, say the wrong thing, convey the wrong meaning. **  ** Catch this post in Video ** ** The problem is there is not tonality – you can’t hear inflection that defines so much meaning in what people say.  Sure we can add those little variations of smiley faces – but do they really do the job. I see it in my coworkers as well – some jump in with both feet,

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Leadership in Business

What is a Leader? Many experts will tell you that Leadership is one of the most important things for business success.  So leadership and the traits and characteristics of a leader is something we should study and learn. Correct? Leadership is a matter of intelligence, trustworthiness, humaneness, courage, and sternness . . .    When one has all five virtues together then one can be a leader Sun Tzu – The Art of War Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things. Peter F. Drucker Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you

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Marketing Beliefs and Principles

I want to let you know about my marketing beliefs. Share with you some of the basics, some principles that I know work, so that we can move forward together. ABC – Always Be Closing – an old sales axiom – and one that I have heard often.  I agree to a certain extent – but I like to change it to ABS – Always Be Selling.  In every facet of your business you need to be aware that you are selling.  That is crucial.  And with that goes the idea that everyone in your organization is a salesperson for your company – at

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