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Choosing a Business Coach

With a multitude of resources available online and elsewhere, finding a business coach is rather easy. However, finding the right coach for you and your business is another matter. 

What key qualities should you look for in the person who will guide you through your business decisions and help propel your business to new heights?

ADOPTING MULTI FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

As an IT solution provider, I feel it is important to try and or use everything that I recommend to my clients.  Doesn’t matter if it is hardware, software or processes if I wouldn’t use it, I won’t sell it.  One of my business goals for 2019 is to re-evaluate and add-on to my layered security package and make sure it is still covering all possible threats to protect my clients’ data.

3 COMMON WAYS DATA IS LOST IN THE CLOUD

There’s a common misconception that user data in SaaS applications (i.e. Office 365, Gsuite, etc) is fully backed up. It’s more likely that an employee will delete something they end up needing two weeks later than the possibility of all of Google’s servers being destroyed by a storm. In fact, SaaS applications usually aren’t the responsible party for data loss, but they aren’t built to protect against accidental or malicious actions either.

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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.

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