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How to Make Prospective Clients Aware of Your Work

I’ll bet you do great work with your clients. But if your clients are the only ones who know what you can do, you won’t stay in business. There are many ways to let prospective clients know about your work, But for most self-employed professionals, there are only four categories that make sense: networking, speaking, writing, and media

Give specific examples of the results and benefits of your work which are anchored in physical reality. Saying, “My client saved $1500 on his taxes” makes a tax preparer’s work tangible. “I prepare and file tax returns” does not.

Small Business Community Network (SBCN)

The Small Business Community Network (SBCN) was created and co-founded by Dave and Linda Ockwell-Jenner i 2003 to offer a community based networking organization to business owners who would benefit from the support, mentorship, strategies, education offered to them.

Our monthly networking events take place the 3rd Wednesday of every month.

Check out the many benefits offered via our membership packages: https://www.sbcncanada.org/benefits

 

Shortened URLs (and QR Codes)

You’ve seen them before: the cryptic shortened URLs.  Generally speaking, these are short links to sites with long names.  Services such as bit.ly, tinyurl.com, and (mostly defunct) goo.gl will take the long URL and create a shortened version.  The result is something that looks like this: 

5 Key Benefits of Stretching

In my profession as a nutrition coach, it's very common to focus on the big picture items like eating healthy & working out, and forgetting about smaller details like say stretching. I was guilty of it too. You know when I first started working out a few years ago, I did it with enthusiasm and lots of energy. I pushed my body with every workout and I focused on workouts that built muscle, improved my stamina & endurance and which would make the biggest impact on my overall fitness. Yup, I was a badass.

9 Morning Habits will help you Seize the Day…. Carpe Diem

As a mentor and business coach, I am often asked "Where do I start?"  One idea is to establish a good morning routine if you can.

Whether youre a morning person or not, having a morning routine can be extremely beneficial. Most people feel most productive when they wake up and establishing an effective morning routine can allow that productivity to last longer throughout the day.

Social Marketing

Social Marketing

Social Media is an important part of your Online Marketing and is a free tool for promotion of your business on the internet. You need to create several Social Media profiles to build an online network for the promotion of your business. Social Media should be used for promotion of your website as well. This is a part of Search Engine Marketing strategy which helps to create more links to your web site.

Success 2019 For Your Small Business

Success is not complicated, it is simple, but people over complicate the process.

There are at least 1.8 million small businesses in Canada alone. It's not the competition that determines if a business fails, it's the business strategy, obviously that depends on if the business owners have a strategy at all!

Google PageRank Goodbye!

Wondering if Google PageRank is not visible anymore? Was it cancelled by Google for the public view? If yes, than how SEO people will measure the website success?

What Is Bridge Financing?

I see a lot of people in my line of work and more than a few are in the process of buying and selling with another agent. Bumping into people who are already represented is a normal part of our business, and chatting about real estate is something I enjoy regardless.

Last summer I met two couples who’d bought new places but hadn’t sold their existing homes yet. Needless to say they were a bit anxious to get their homes sold. This got me thinking about the stress they must be feeling, and I wondered if these couples knew about a financing option called a bridge loan.

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