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Choosing a Financial Life Planner

In Canada, financial planners are known by many different titles. While some may call themselves a “financial planner”, others may be a “financial advisor”, “financial consultant” or “investment advisor”, to name just a few. This is because financial planning is not regulated in most Canadian provinces and territories.

People Know if You Love or Hate Your Job

I had the pleasure and good fortune to travel to the Dominican Republic with my husband for a short vacation a couple of weeks ago. In all honesty I had no idea about the culture, or the environment, or what kind of economy the Dominican had. We just wanted a holiday because we work very hard and its difficult fitting one in.

What struck me from the very first day was the humble, friendly and excellent service we enjoyed on a daily basis from the people who served us our food, drinks and continued to ask us if everything was OK.

IMPROVING CUSTOMER ENGAGEMENT WITH INBOUND MARKETING

Some people out there are on board with Inbound Marketing while others think of it as a passing fad. Others are just set in there traditional marketing ways. One thing that we do know for certain is that consumers are doing their own research throughout their buying cycle. Brands are gaining credibility and recognition through Inbound Marketing in an unprecedented fashion. To demonstrate how to take advantage of these benefits, here are 5 Steps to Improving Customer Engagement with Inbound Marketing:

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Discovering Your Life Purpose

I’ve always been in awe of people who have always known their life purpose – actually, I’ve been jealous to be perfectly honest. Some know at the ripe age of 5 years old and some like myself, take another 40 or 50 years to finally discover the reason we were put on this earth. If I only listened….

Is your website optimized for local SEO?

What is local SEO?

Local SEO is simply search engine optimization for a local business or organization. For example, if you own an electronics store with just one shop, it helps greatly to let Google know that. If you take the appropriate steps to develop your website for local SEO, and you also setup your company information correctly in Google, you will become more visible online to people who are close to your business.

How often should I be updating website software?

Is updating website software a chore?

Do you feel the pain of updating website software? Does it make you nervous because you're afraid that it may break something on your website? Are you concerned that you may not be going about it the right way? When was the last time you worked on updating your website software? Be honest, have you been doing it at all?

Fail Often, Fail Fast

Failure. It has such negative connotations. Most of us likely shudder at the prospect of failure.

There is a clear recollection in my mind that deals with failure. It was 1994. I had left this thing called a salary behind to enter the world of the entrepreneur. I was about eight months into this new venture when I bumped into a high school friend.  He and his family were attending a local event on the upcoming weekend and invited my family and me to join them.

Fail Often, Fail Fast

Failure. It has such negative connotations. Most of us likely shudder at the prospect of failure.

There is a clear recollection in my mind that deals with failure. It was 1994. I had left this thing called a salary behind to enter the world of the entrepreneur. I was about eight months into this new venture when I bumped into a high school friend.  He and his family were attending a local event on the upcoming weekend and invited my family and me to join them.

The Skills Section on Your LinkedIn Page

A question came up this week when I was presenting on a popular topic - LinkedIn.

The question was "How does the Skills portion of LinkedIn work".

 

On my LinkedIn page the Skills section comes after Experience and before Projects.

About 184 people have chosen to tick the box Social Networking as my 1st and most recognized skill-set

About 101 people have chosen to tick the box Leadership as my second top skill-set.

Life Plan… Financial Plan

There is a huge shift happening in the ideology of financial planning. Traditional financial planning is all about math and money. You look at how much you earn, figure out how much you will need in the future to maintain your desired lifestyle and try to come up with a investment plan that will help you reach the magic number that will allow you to retire. The process is generally about as exciting as balancing a checkbook and as emotionally draining as paying taxes.

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