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Trade Show tips for Entrepreneurs

March 16, 2017

Thinking about being an exhibitor at a trade show in order to promote your company and its offerings? There are some important things you may need to consider: Preparing your budget. Before signing up to be an exhibitor, consider the pricing and quality of your trade show booth within your budget. Sometimes it can be…

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7 Different Ways to Grow and Develop your Business

February 6, 2017

“If you don’t get big, you are toast!” Ken Morse, Professor MIT. This article talks to the options of growing your business, most of us hope our business will at least develop if not grow.  It discusses what Growth Scenarios you can consider and decide to make the Right Decisions and to Take Action on…

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Close More Deals By Doing This

November 1, 2016

Jill Konrath is one of the sales gurus I love to read about.  Her advice is practical, no nonsense and gets right to the point.  One of the topics I often talk about is “Following Up”.   So much potential business is left on the table because we don’t follow up.  If you looked at…

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Unconventional Productivity

October 1, 2016

Being productive is an essential skill for success. As the author, Leo Babauta, points outs there are three things that humans tend to do when unproductive, such as doing busy work, being distracted by other work, or not focusing on the important work. What if we could unlock the keys to productivity? It would make…

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Second Start Winners

Second Start Winners Profile

July 28, 2016

Abounding Grace Home Care Services Gale Salmon | Client Care Director Greetings!  My name is Gale Salmon, Founder and Care Director of Abounding Grace Home Care Services. Before becoming an entrepreneur, I worked in the financial services industry for over 20 years where I gained experience in roles of Governance, Quality Control and Client Service Management.…

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Everybuddies Fitness - Fun & Friendly Training

Success Story – Everybuddies Fitness

July 20, 2016

Every Buddies Fitness – with Owner/Founder Stacey Chappell Every Buddies Fitness is the “anti gym” of fitness and offers a fun and friendly approach to fitness. We offer one-on-one Personal Training, Bring your Buds Partner Training, and Outdoor Bootcamp classes suitable to all fitness levels. I was inspired to start Every Buddies Fitness after working at a commercial gym for 7 years. I saw…

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The 79-Year Master Plan for Becoming Unforgettable

June 9, 2016

Picasso. You have probably heard of him as the famous Spanish painter and sculptor. As the article alludes to, Picasso teaches marketers four valuable lesson in content marketing.

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15 year old starts his own business – Summer Company

April 28, 2016

Written by Sam Yacob Ever since I was in elementary school I had always wanted to do something cool in my life. I wanted to build companies in the way that Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, and the likes had once done. It was in my grade 9 year when I heard about the summer company…

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What’s Killing Content Marketing?

March 24, 2016

A great article on why our blogs and social media posts don’t always convert our clients into action.  Sometimes I wonder if our clients are even checking out our social media feeds – mostly my content is not original or created by us because I feel that the content is already out there.  I see…

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Content Marketing – Part 1

March 2, 2016

What is a content marketer? A content marketer is one who uses a “strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience.” In doing so content marketers are able to create profitable customer action such as buying your product.

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Meridian Business Banking. Welcome to Different

February 23, 2016

We are proud to have Meridian as our Executive Sponsor. We have many happy clients working with Meridian for their business banking and financial requirements as they start up and grow. I’d like you to consider their offering. It’s very important for you, the business owner to have a relationship with your financial institution and…

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Whitby and Ontario Dominates Global Entrepreneurship Week!

November 24, 2015

Below is a press release from Futurpreneur Canada, the official host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada, naming Whitby as the Top Entrepreneurial Hot Spot for last week’s “Do It In Durham” Futurpreneur Canada names Whitby, Ontario Canada’s top entrepreneurial hot spot for hosting the most GEW events per capita  For immediate release Toronto, Ontario, November…

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We're Bring Unsexy Back to Entrepreneurship

November 6, 2015

I recently read this article that really made me feel good and proud of the businesses that we work with here at the Business Advisory Centre Durham. For so long, the focus has been on Tech, that I could not help to sometimes feel deflated or discouraged for all our clients, working in “unsexy” businesses…

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Why You Need a Strategy Map!

October 8, 2015

Patrice recently met with one of her clients and they were discussing feeling overwhelmed with what needed to be done next to move her goals forward.  With Patrice’s suggestion, they both started working on a Strategy Map.  Nothing delights us more than knowing we are helping our clients help themselves! Helping you develop your business and…

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What Social Media Platform is the Best for Business?

August 28, 2015

Written by Jill Kennedy of That’s the Idea New business owners often ask what social media channel trumps all. The short answer: there is not one. The longer answer: Your business and my business and someone else’s business may gain the most presence from different channels. You should discern what channel is best for your…

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5 Steps to Seriously Improve Your Networking Skills

August 5, 2015

We are deep into the dog days of summer.  Out of office notifications, charity golf tournaments, and outdoor festivals dominate the small business market.  This means that you need to capitalize on any opportunities available.  How do you do that?  Simple.  The following article, courtesy of the always resourceful www.entrepreneur.com, has a great read about…

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Link Love!

July 15, 2015

While browsing over the last few weeks, I came across some really good resources for you to get stuck into!  I was talking yesterday during our Business Basics Operations Workshop and one of the key points of success as the business owner is to focus on your skills and knowledge by working on the business as…

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What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company

July 6, 2015

The saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”; what does your logo say about your business? It takes not only a talented designer to create an image, but a savvy marketer to ensure your logo makes sense for your business. This article and awesome infographic will help you determine one of the most…

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List of Free Marketing Tools

May 20, 2015

I found Flora Pang’s blog Startup Marketing Strategies & Best Practices a very useful website with great content and a fellow Canadian!.  Flora has a great list of Free Marketing Tools that you’ve got to check out. The tools are excellent and they cover: [checklist type=”eg. checked, dotted, arrowed” margin_bottom=”no”] Search Engine Optimization Tools – includes keyword…

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10 Red Flags that will get you Audited

April 21, 2015

Susan Ward from Small Business Info has an informative article on the 10 Red Flags  that will get the attention of CRA.  These are great tips for entrepreneurs and business owners to follow.  It is so important to not get flagged by the CRA. If you follow these practises you can have peace of mind…

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