Marketing & Sales

3 Reasons to Go Cashless

(BPT) – The dollar, the euro, the pound, the yen… the currency people use around the world has many different names, but it all shares something in common. Paper forms of currency are out and digital payments are in. The security and convenience of card based electronic payments and digital payments are driving a global […]

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On-line Shopping Suits Change in Customer Buying Trends

What do you do under the pressure of unrelenting competition from larger businesses that carry a broader range of merchandise, at lower prices and have a fraction of the fixed overhead costs? This is the situation that many retailers now face with the growth of ecommerce. For many business owners, the Internet has become a […]

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What’s a Blog Post Worth?

Keeping visitors coming to your web site and improving your site’s ranking in search engines takes a consistent effort to provide new and interesting content on a regular basis. Most site users don’t feel they have the time. In fact what they mean is they don’t see the value. Writing good articles is not easy […]

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Promotional Products Offer Unique Advertising Options

Promotional products remain an effective means by which both small and large businesses can make their business name more memorable. Its an advertising method used by both both small and large businesses for decades. Think Coca-Cola, General Motors and the local hardware store. In an interview with Bob Morrison, Owner of RAM Promotional, he explains […]

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Should You Offer Your Best Prices to New Customers or Existing Ones?

Cellphone companies do the former. Airlines do the latter. Hotels sometimes do both. What’s the best choice for your business? Should you offer your best prices to new customers (to lure them in) or existing ones (to reward their loyalty)? To help executives end this eternal pricing debate, two professors at the Yale School of […]

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Before You Open Your Mouth Ask These Four Questions

Leaders rarely have enough time to prepare for the communicating they have to do. Here’s a shortcut. Steve Sargent, president and CEO of GE Australia and New Zealand, runs through a four-point checklist–sometimes in just 30 seconds–before every organized communication event, from small meetings to large speeches. The four questions he asks himself seem obvious, […]

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Brands And The New Customer Relationship

It’s easy to underestimate the huge changes that have taken place in the dynamics of the brand-customer relationship in recent years. Brands and consumers are now engaged at whole new levels of familiarity. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn et al haven’t just brought people closer, they have enabled entirely new types of brand community to evolve and […]

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Building Brands With Occasion Based Marketing

Habits are powerful, but occasions may be even more so. I think they engage us so effectively because they combine time and focus. And because of that, they provide permission – it’s OK to behave this way or that. It’s OK to do something you wouldn’t do on any ordinary day. If you’re a smart […]

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Basics of Bookkeeping (Three part workshop)
Tuesday September 19th and 26th and Tuesday October 3rd, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room $95 (HST included)
Facilitator: Jane Gallagher
This three part Bookkeeping Workshop will allow you to use the tools and information to confidently understand your financial statements and your own books. Class size is limited to 8 to allow a hands-on, individual learning opportunity for everyone.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

How to “Really” Start a Business
Wednesday September 20th, 9:00 am – 11:30 am, Bayshore Community Centre
FREE – Pre-registration is required
Facilitator: Cliff Bilyea
Discover the basic steps involved in starting a business, evaluating your idea, determining your market and basic rules and regulations. Attending the is workshop is mandatory for anyone applying to the Starter Company Plus Program.

Business Enterprise Centre Workshops

Introduction to Quick Books (Two part workshop)
Tuesday October 17th and 24th, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Business Enterprise Centre Training Room, $80 (HST Included)
Instructor: Jane Gallagher
The first session of Quick Books provides participants with an overview and access to a trial version of the program. The second session will be questions and answers to address specific issues. Knowledge of basic bookkeeping principles is required. Limited to 8, you must bring your own laptop. (This workshop does not cover the online version of Quick Books)

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