Microsoft Turns Your Company Data into Intelligent Actions

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This week, I am attending Microsoft’s World Partner Conference  in Toronto with 16,000 business partners from 144 countries. It is immediately evident that Microsoft has changed […]

By | July 12th, 2016|Business, Marketing, Web/Tech|0 Comments

Should You Publish Your Company’s Payroll?

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In the age of transparency, it seems that one of the most closely guarded secrets at any small business is their payroll.

Most owners do not want team members to know what each other earns. They fear that this information would disclose inherent inequities in pay at […]

By | June 5th, 2016|Business|Comments Off on Should You Publish Your Company’s Payroll?

How to Cut the Clutter in Your Office

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This post is sponsored by the Staples brand products, which helps small businesses stock up for less.

When I moved from my house after 15 years in May, I realized how much “stuff” I had that I didn’t not need and never really used. I was able to downsize […]

By | April 24th, 2016|Business, Success, Uncategorized, Zen Business|Comments Off on How to Cut the Clutter in Your Office

How to Create a Promotional Piece that Lasts

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The most impactful marketing a small business can do with an identified prospect is the item that is handed to them after the sales call. The right promotional product will reinforce the message from […]

By | April 17th, 2016|Business, Marketing|Comments Off on How to Create a Promotional Piece that Lasts

Why Direct Mail May Be Your Best Marketing Option in 2016

directmail-or-email-bothThe average businessperson sent and received 122 emails per day in 2016. This does not include the billions of spam emails sent daily. With this rate increasing every year, printed direct mail is now making a comeback since it has become an easier way to stand […]

By | March 31st, 2016|Business, Marketing|Comments Off on Why Direct Mail May Be Your Best Marketing Option in 2016

The Only Key to Getting Marketing Projects Completed On Time and Within Budget

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Marketing is essential for a small business since it enables every company to acquire and retain new customers. This is not just online or through email, but using print (business cards, forms and […]

By | March 21st, 2016|Business, Marketing|Comments Off on The Only Key to Getting Marketing Projects Completed On Time and Within Budget