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Emotionally Entrepreneur

It amazes me the number of people who call themselves entrepreneurs without really understanding what the term means. We seem to live in an era where the title entrepreneur is paraded around like a badge of honour. What warrants the title of entrepreneur though, no one is sure. The word entrepreneur is very similar to the word creative. Ask ten different people for their definition and you'll get ten different answers.

Should you choose a Fixed or Variable Mortgage Interest Rate?

Should you choose a Fixed or Variable Mortgage Interest Rate?

by Mark Benkovic, Excel Mortgage Canada Connection, Saturday, October 14, 2017

One of the most common questions posed by mortgage borrowersi is “Should I choose a Fixed or Variable Mortgage Interest Rate?”

Variable (Adjustable) Rate Mortgage Basics:

Get the Internet Plan You Need

Your friends are over and you’re watching the latest season of your favourite show when the episode freezes. You press pause and play, over and over again, to no avail. Then, finally, the spinning circle of death (that indicates buffering problems) appears. Game over. Your friends start to complain. One of them asks, “What’s wrong with your Internet?” The guy you always hated adds, “How can you live like this?!”

Leveraging LinkedIn

Its funny where conversations go. Recently on The Small Business Show on Rogers tv in Waterloo Region, I interviewed a 35-year real estate veteran, Ian Inglis of ReMax, about social selling. He mentioned three social media channels that he uses to promote his brokerage. Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are his preferred.

Re-Envisioning ABC

Recently, with a fellow mentor, we were in the middle of working with a delightful young business owner who demonstrated serious passion. A rarity for some. She was developing a business and was challenged with prospecting. She did not have a problem of engaging with people. It was more of trying to balance that with the use of social media and electronic mediums.

The New Truth About Social Media Marketing

Social Media Header: From Sales to Trust
 
I've been spending a lot of time with other marketers and consultants, and one question trips up everybody:
How do you prove you've given a return on investment to a customer?
 
For anyone who isn't familiar with return on investment (or ROI) an example would be this: a

Business Or Busyness

I had an interesting and engaging conversation with a business owner the other day. He was experiencing some challenges with time management and prioritization. As a mentor, I always ask the people I am assisting to take their time and elaborate on the specific issues they find challenging. Part of effective listening involves reading body movements and the choice of words and how they are enunciated. It reflects on emotions and trigger points.

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