How to Survive the Effects of Inflation as a Small Business Owner

How to Survive the Effects of Inflation as a Small Business Owner

Have you noticed your suppliers are raising their prices? Is the cost of operating your business starting to rise? What you’re experiencing is inflation. Here’s an example of inflation I’ve seen recently. It was common even a year ago to have a housekeeper charge $25 CAD per hour, now the going rate is $40 CAD.

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How to Reward Dedication and Labour in Your Small Business

How to Reward Dedication and Labour in Your Small Business

Yesterday in British Columbia there was a statutory holiday called Labour Day. Most offices and businesses took the day off. It’s a nice break from all the hard work everyone has been putting in this year. I wanted to take a moment and appreciate the labour that goes into your organization and how you can

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Foundational Marketing Ideas to Boost Your Small Business Reach

Foundational Marketing Ideas to Boost Your Small Business Reach

The way you promote your business depends on how your target market prefers to communicate, connect and intake information. To reach them, you will have a mix of promotional channels and techniques. To help, I’ve compiled a list of marketing ideas for your small business. Which one will you use in your promotional mix? Public

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5 Brilliant Sales Tips from Successful Business Professionals and Writers

5 Brilliant Sales Tips from Successful Business Professionals and Writers

Here’s a round-up of quotes from great business minds. How can you apply these sales tips for success in your business? 1. Everyone sells “Everyone lives by selling something.” Robert Louis Stevenson Often times entrepreneurs feel guilty or shameful about selling their products. Selling is part of life. We learn to sell early. Imagine a

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5 Stages of the Consumer Decision-Making Process You Need to Know to Boost Sales

5 Stages of the Consumer Decision-Making Process You Need to Know to Boost Sales

Has someone ever bought from you seemingly out of the blue? It was a nice surprise, and you wished it could happen more often, but you don’t really have control over that kind of stuff… right? Well, when you understand a consumer’s decision-making process, you can adjust your sales systems to turn “random sales” into

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The Secret to Effectively Managing People in Your Small Business

The Secret to Effectively Managing People in Your Small Business

There are lots of business books out there that try to answer the question, “How can a boss manage their employees? How does one effectively manage people?” I say, don’t even try! What? You know as well as anyone that people don’t like to be told what to do. Trying to manage another human being

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Our Expert WFH Crew Gives Genuine Advice on Managing Remote Teams

Our Expert WFH Crew Gives Genuine Advice on Managing Remote Teams

Are you leading a remote team? Maybe you’ve been managing a remote team for years or perhaps the pandemic made you switch to online work. (Which you thought was going to be temporary, but now it’s the best way for you to run your business!) How do you cohesively bring these people together as a

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5 Factors That Support an Ideal Work Environment in Any Small Business

5 Factors That Support an Ideal Work Environment in Any Small Business

What contributes to an ideal work environment? This is a preference that is held by you and your team. An ideal work environment will look different for every small business. Here are some key factors you can use to shape your business into a great place to work. 1. Leadership Who is leading the way?

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