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
Mind your own! Being an entrepreneur is, without a doubt, the most challenging career a person could choose (or not choose, or inherit). You thought rocket science was tough... try staying current with best business practices. Who has an opinion on the latest and greatest? Wendy does. You may not agree with it, but it's entertaining.
When I started my marketing consulting company back in 1999, I went to work every day as President of The Art of Marketing dressed the same way I had shown up for work for 20-something years (maybe more... I've forgotten) as Marketing & Sales Analyst for Abbott Diagnostics. Professional attire, suits, dresses, full hair and makeup. My idea of "casual Friday" was pants and a jacket. Lessons … Read More
A Five Hour Workday? Ever notice how productive you are before going on vacation? Suddenly you become an efficiency expert admired by every time management consultant on the planet! Magically, all the things that needed to be done for months suddenly get done, decisions made and instructions given. Why is that? I think it's because we're confronted with a deadline and decide to stop … Read More
They did it! The ambitious Ecopreneurs in Miss Bailey's Grade 7 class at Brant Hill Public School took on the 2 metric ton challenge and won! For math aficionados, that's 2,071 kilos or 4,566 pounds. That's a ton of diverted landfill, actually it's 2 tons plus! How did we arrive at a 2 ton goal? We broke the goal down into manageable chunks, and figured out how many "systems" (keyboards, towers, … Read More
The Ecopreneurs in Miss Bailey's class at Brant Hills Public School have taken on quite a challenge! To raise funds for their school, these recycling ninjas have agreed to collect 2 tons of electronics for recycling. So what's it in for them? They get to work with someone you know who will motivate them to achieve their goal. (And I promised to buy them lunch if they hit their 2 ton target!) Do … Read More
I always enjoy reading Fast Company Weekly. But this week's edition shocked and surprised me. Are people really that relaxed when it comes to protecting their information? Enjoy this article by Daniel Taroy. If your password is on the list of 25 most popular, do yourself a favour and change it. Please. "Human beings accomplished some pretty incredible things in 2015. We landed a reusable rocket. … Read More
My "glass-half-empty" blogs have been very popular. In keeping with the "give them what they want, not what they need" theme, enjoy these 16 strategies you can implement to successfully fail this year. There were more. Too bad it's not 2030. 16 Strategies to Make 2016 Your Worst Year Don't plan your year, week or day. Wing it! Work only as an employee/technician, never as the … Read More