Tag Archives: Marketing

The Reason to Change

Doing self-employment training and support, I often hear, “I only want to be small”, or “I don’t use technology in the business, so it won’t impact my business”, or “I don’t need to put in training money because I’m experienced”. … Continue reading

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Proactive vs. Reactive

I have always said that in small business, especially sole proprietorships where you are a ‘one-man band’, so to speak, if you are out there seriously marketing you have little time to work in the business and if you are … Continue reading

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What will it take?

Working with entrepreneurs is fascinating!  Some have had an idea percolating for years before they decide to put it into action.  Others have so many ideas and no focus that allows them to start.  Some don’t know they have an … Continue reading

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Changes and Opportunities

Looking back, the face of business in my lifetime has had quite a ride.  As a teenager in Five Acres in Nanaimo, I remember the neighbourhood and what it provided to our family.  Our eggs came from two blocks away, … Continue reading

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Word of Mouse

When starting a business or remaining competitive in a business, a burning question is often, ”How do I reach my customers?” In order to address this you need to know who your customers are, what are their demographics? Are they … Continue reading

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Are You Reaching Your Target?

Twenty-five years ago if you were in business you might advertise on radio, TV, or through newspaper advertising. You might belong to the local Chamber of Commerce and network with other like-minded entrepreneurs.  Besides word of mouth these were the … Continue reading

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