The Business of Fraud... Business Counsellors at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) reportedly take tens of thousands of calls each year from small business owners, many of which relate to fraud attempts: phishing scams, telemarketing scams, credit card scams…the list is long and covers all aspects of business operations. [Ug.] This blog takes a look at a particularly … Read More
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Harold Taylor on Creativity and Wendy Marlow on Marketing Creatively... Harold Taylor: "Just after World War I, a group of psychologist agreed that by age 45 creativity is virtually depleted. Later tests confirmed that indeed only 2% of a sampling of 45-year-olds could be classified as highly creative. But when attempting to discover at what age we lost our creative ability they found that the … Read More
REMINDER: My phone number's changing! I'm cutting The Bell cord, cancelling my landline (905.331.4777), and using my cell phone instead (905.875.8484). Everything else is staying the same! If you haven't changed your records (or your memory), please take a moment now. Otherwise you'll be hearing those familiar tones, "do - do - do ... the number you have reached is not in service". And what fun … Read More
Remember Caring Cards by Kids? Not only did these savvy business owners sell the 400 cards they set their sights on, they actually sold 640 and raised a grand total of $720 for the Down Syndrome Association and Home Suite Hope Oakville. Unbelievable! I am truly proud of every one of their accomplishments. It was an uphill battle from the very beginning. Yesterday I had the distinct honour of … Read More
There's a new "Evangelist" on the block. It's your Marketing Specialist. What? I started noticing people referring to themselves as "Marketing Evangelist" in articles authored by IBM employees talking about trends for 2017. Now the term seems to be spreading. I tried Googling "marketing evangelist", but the only thing I could find was the … Read More
When the Grade Two Class at Captain R. Wilson Public School decided (on their own) that they wanted to start a business guess who they called? Hurrah! The student who was brave enough to make the first phone call, Lucas, also met me at the front door of the school, helped me sign in, and escorted me to Miss Elmer's Grade Two Class where I met Max and J.J.. I haven't met the 4th student, Tyedel, … Read More