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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, 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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Easier Than Ever to Start Your Own Business

March 18, 2015

Excellent article on the state of entrepreneurship and for young entrepreneurs from the Financial Post article today.. Today with the advance in technology it really is easy and fairly cheap to start your own business from anywhere.  BACD deals with many clients who run their businesses from their homes and meet clients at their local…

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How To Come Up With 50 Content Ideas in 30 Minutes or Less

March 9, 2015

I saw this great post by Kim Garst of Boom Social and I don’t know about you but finding content that is good and shareable for our business and for our clients is often a big challenge.  I loved how easy and step by step her suggestions were.  Today we cannot avoid social media – if…

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Business success is not an accident…and it starts with ‘clarity’:

February 26, 2015

Success in business is not an accident. It starts with being clear about where you are now, where you need to improve in every aspect of your operation…and how you’ll fix what needs fixing. In today’s hyper-competitive business environment we need to be world-class in everything we do. Mediocrity is no longer an option. Whatever…

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We are spoilt for choice!

January 26, 2015

  One of my favourite things in life is to learn, read and to consume information related to business improvement, start ups, technology, self development and marketing/sales. It helps me to learn what’s new and exciting as well as to share with our clients so that they can have that information too. Today, with the…

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Guest Article: How to Reach Clients & Start Conversations

November 14, 2014

Excellent article from Liz Truong from DT Media on how of successfully reach and connect with clients on social media. Everyone knows that the power of digital marketing can successfully get you clients. The question is: how can you help the company you work for do the same? And can you actually get the results you want?…

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3 Gmail tricks that can save you hours every week

August 20, 2014

Vik Singh is CEO and co-founder of Infer, a provider of data-powered business applications. It’s totally unbearable and massively inefficient to process countless emails every day. And yet, to have any chance of success in today’s information world, you must communicate via email. As you succeed, you become more networked, and more dependent on others to achieve…

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5 Questions to Determine If You're Ready to Be an Entrepreneur

August 20, 2014

The only difference between people who want to be entrepreneurs and the ones who actually are is the work and the risk of getting started. If you feel like you want to be an entrepreneur but aren’t certain if you’re ready yet, here are five questions to help you determine your capabilities. 1. How comfortable…

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