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Face Lift for Your Home

Written by SBCN member Maureen Rich...

GIVING THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOME A FACE LIFT
By choosing the right selection of colours, you can draw attention to some wonderful architecture features of your home.

Tuesday June 26th - Successful local business owners share the SECRET of SUCCESS...

Authoring in Business - Successful local business owners share the secrets to boosting your business by becoming an author. Linda Ockwell-Jenner and Jane Orend offer you this chance to do what they did, discover the SECRET of SUCCESS! Come along and discover what you really need to know, registration costs $20 and includes a choice of complimentary book written by Linda or Jane! Tuesday June 26th, 2 pm to 3 pm Zehrs Community Room, Stanley Park Mall, Kitchener.

How to Create a Buzz for your Product or Service....

Have you ever wondered why Apple  Inc. are so successful? I do not think there is one person on this plant who has not heard of Apple Mac Computers or IPods, or now, more exciting than ever the new Apple Iphone. The  buzz going around is that even though few people have actually seen the new Apple IPhone everyone wants to buy it. The secret of this success, I believe is beautifully designed products. They look good, they feel good and by jove they are good.

Information, Inspiration, Innovation

Presented by the Waterloo Region Small Business Centre: this event is to inform, inspire & drive innovation for business women, entrepreneurs, and community leaders of today and tomorrow.

The event runs Thursday September 20th at the Waterloo Inn. Full details are available in the attached flyer, or call (519) 741 2604.

Authoring in Business - Share our Secrets....

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Authoring in Business

Description

Successful local business owners share the secrets to boosting your business by becoming an author. Tuesday June 26th 2pm-3pm with Jane Orend and Linda Ockwell-Jenner. $20 admission includes free book! More info and to register, call (519) 893-1598.

Location
Stanley Park Mall - Zehrs Community Room
1005 Ottawa Street North
(Corner Ottawa St. & River Rd.)
Kitchener
N2A 1H1

Good Security? Good Business!

I just finished reading this article on the BBC News web site. A study conducted by Carnegie Mellon concluded:

People will pay more for goods if a website does a good job of protecting their privacy.

Wow... so protecting information within your company is not only great to keep you out of the news for the wrong reasons, but it actually allows you to boost your revenue. Now who would have thought?

Improving your PowerPoint Presentations - part 2

Hot on the heels of some ways in which PowerPoint should not be used, let's take a look at a really great innovation in using PowerPoint.

Dick Hardt is the founder and CEO of Sxip Identity and proponent of the evolution of Identity Management. He gave a now very famous presentation at OSCON 2005 in which he really used PowerPoint to make his presentation uniquely memorable.

Check out the presentation at the Identity 2.0 web site.

Improving your PowerPoint Presentations

We've all done it... the PowerPoint presentation. That tool that takes mere mortals and turns them into presentation superstars -- or so we like to think. However, there are some definite techniques and approaches to making a coherent and valuable presentation with PowerPoint.

Before we can improve on our presentations, take a look at comedian Don McMillan's observations of what we should avoid...

Find Madeleine

MadeleineMcCann: Missing 4 year-old Madeleine McCann

On May 3rd, four year-old Madeleine McCann was taken from her parent's holiday appartment at Praia Da Luz, Portugal. She is still missing. Please help spread awareness by sharing this information with your friends, family and business associates.

Please visit the official web site for more information, and let's try to help reunite this little girl with her parents.

Premier Networking Organization www.sbcncanada.org - check it out!

I am pleased to announce not one, but two upcoming events hosted by the Small Business Community Network (SBCN)! We have rapidly become one of the premier networking organizations in the area; recently featured in the Exchange magazine.

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