Monthly Archives: December 2009

Preparing your small business for your vacation

Want to skip town so you can go home and visit with some family? Maybe you’re feeling a little burned out and need to get away from it all? Whatever the case, burgeoning entrepreneurs are just as entitled to vacation … Continue reading

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The easiest way to get client referrals

While it is certainly valuable to invest in other marketing techniques, one of the greatest sources for new customers and clients is through referrals. This word-of-mouth advertising is particularly impressive because it doesn’t have to cost you a penny, quite … Continue reading

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The infrastructure needed for a home business

There is a definite appeal to working from home. It means that you don’t have to fight rush hour traffic or put on your fancy three-piece suit, since the commute to the home office is a short and casual one. … Continue reading

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The Britney Spears approach to small business

Well, we probably can’t give all the credit back to Miss Spears, but there are several lessons that small business owners can learn from Britney’s career. Entrepreneurs may more typically look up to people like Ted Turner, Donald Trump, and … Continue reading

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What business owners can learn from Jay Leno

For years, David Letterman and Jay Leno battled for ratings and market share in the lucrative 11:35pm late night television spot. However, Jay Leno announced in 2004 that he would be leaving the Tonight Show, passing the reins to Conan … Continue reading

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My experience with event marketing

In the last 2.5 years, I have managed and promoted a lot of events, but for this particular post I will speak about the Vancouver Entrepreneur Meetup.  I took over the role of organizer for <a href="http://thenetworkhub.ca/minna/?nLo1Ddsv&quot; title="Original Link: http://www.meetup.com/vancouver-entrepreneurs-startup-vancouver-office-space/&#8221; style=”margin-top: … Continue reading

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Should you have set business hours

When you run a brick and mortar business like a coffee shop or a grocery store, it goes without saying that you likely have set business hours. These hours are typically posted on the door and customers know exactly when … Continue reading

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