5 non-digital tips for business growth

5 NON-DIGITAL TIPS FOR BUSINESS GROWTH BY Frances Dickens SMEs are constantly searching for the next technological advancement but digital isn’t the sole driver of business success. Here are five non-digital tips for growing your business. 1. Stay true to your values Clients and consumers want to do business with companies whose values they can respect and share in. Work out early what your company’s values are and make sure they underpin everything you do. This includes being … [Read more...]

Tips for fast and focused meetings in Toronto

5 TIPS FOR FAST AND FOCUSED MEETINGS. NO MORE CROWDED ROOMS OR RAMBLING OPINIONS -- MEETINGS CAN EASILY BE SPEEDY AND PRODUCTIVE WITH THESE FIVE TIPS. By Sam Harrison   If you slowly feel your soul draining and your mind turning to mush right now--and if you're reading this on your smartphone--there's a very good chance you're currently sitting in on a truly unproductive meeting. Rather than getting bogged down in any more overcrowded and underproductive business meetings, … [Read more...]

30 Simple Tips That Can Significantly Improve Your Business’ Online Marketing

By Tara Banda If you didn’t already know, this week is National Small Business Week. This week celebrates all small businesses and what they do for consumers, the economy, and the country. And now that today’s consumers rely more on the Web to find and choose local businesses, online marketing has become a high priority on the list of things SMBs need to do. But that list is often long and takes a while to sort through. So, here’s a roundup of some of our most popular blog posts with quick … [Read more...]

The recipe for winning at business event planning

This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries. In Start Your Own Event Planning Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Cheryl Kimball explain how you can get started in the event planning industry, whether you want to work part- or full-time planning anything from a first-birthday party, bar mitzvah or wedding to political fundraisers and product launches. In this edited excerpt, … [Read more...]

How to be more productive in the meeting room

5 TIPS FOR MAKING MEETINGS MORE PRODUCTIVE  - Lou Orfanos Whether taking place over the phone, online or face-to-face, meetings are where deals are made, decisions agreed, and relationships with clients and colleagues strengthened. Yet, despite offering many benefits, they can also be a big drain on workers’ time if they aren’t managed effectively or organised with a clear purpose. A study by Epson and the Centre for Economics and Business Research suggests that less than half of … [Read more...]

Create Increased Customer Engagement

SIMPLE TIPS TO CREATE INCREASED CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT - Scott MacFarland Simple Tips to Create Increased Customer Engagement Customer engagement is a term that is tossed around frequently in marketing circles. I am finding out that even though many of us are using it in daily conversation, there is an element of confusion. This phrase has become more buzz-term friendly than user friendly. Let's clear up the confusion, shall we? The goal of this article is to not provide a comprehensive … [Read more...]

Up your game in 2014 with social media management for your business

20 SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS TO RULE IN 2014 BY Drew Hendricks If you’re in charge of social media management for your company, it’s time to up your game in 2014. It requires more than the random postings about your great sale, latest product or a shameless plug in the local paper. Social media marketing is easily a full-time job, and for good reason. Here are 20 ways to optimize your social media strategy in 2014 and beyond. 1. Choose the right platform There are hundreds of social media … [Read more...]

Marketing tips for small businesses

BE IMAGE CONSCIOUS AND FLEXIBLE: MARKETING TIPS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES. IT IS ESSENTIAL YOU THINK CAREFULLY ABOUT THE IMAGE YOU WANT TO PROJECT AND SPEND TIME ON A MARKETING PLAN - BY JAMES CAAN Marketing is essential for the success of any business. It doesn't matter how great the product or service you are offering is if nobody knows about it. You need to market every strand of your business – and that includes yourself. Businesses are built by people and their success is dependent on the … [Read more...]

Meeting Room Special: Book One, Get One 50% off

    After a long and dreary winter, we are ready to celebrate SUMMER. We are excited to be offering a summer special for meeting room reservations. Book your meeting online with one click! During July and August, when you book one meeting room, you get the second one for 50% off.  Simply book both your meetings at the same time and get 50% off the second one. Please note that the discount is applied to a second meeting reservation of equal or lesser value and does not … [Read more...]