Issue: Dec/Jan 2019/20
- Holiday Greetings...
- O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree
- Everyone Has One, What’s Your Story?
- Winter Protecting Your Home
- Glamming Up Without Breaking the Bank!
- Seeing Beyond the Dollars
- Holiday Gift Guide @ Local Shops
- 2020 Awards Season & Sports Galore Schedule
- Your Essential Home Kit for the Winter
- Sampling The World In Toronto
Category Archives: Biz Talk
It’s that time of the year when most businesses face additional wear and tear on their store or facility. With winter weather, there is ice, snow and freezing rain. It’s also the time of the year when there may be additional foot traffic because of holiday events. This increases the spread of germs, especially with dry, indoor air. As we … <entire article…>
What does your business want most? Sales, of course. But the only way to get sales is to make sure that as many people as possible know about your business and what you sell. No one doubts what McDonald’s sells because you see the signs, the ads, even the specifically-designed restaurants everywhere you go. Most businesses can’t be like McDonald’s. … <entire article…>
The extras that tell people they are welcome at your place of business We all know that it is important to make customers feel welcome at your place of business. It makes a big impact, whether you are operating a retail establishment, or providing services and products where customers may have to spend time in a waiting room or reception … <entire article…>
Summer can be slow for many businesses, especially if you depend on customers to come inside when the sun is shining. Most would rather be at the beach! Summer also can be a challenge to sell products or services that no one thinks they need when the weather is warm or when they are thinking about vacations. Don’t let summer … <entire article…>
When you run a small business, you might think your most important “secret ingredient” is your products, or your location, or even the sign outside your business. These are all important, but when you think about it carefully, your true secret ingredient is your staff. You may have the best product in the city, but you need great people to … <entire article…>
Take a moment to think “big” for your business. Back away from looking at what you are doing every day. Look instead at other successful business owners and ask yourself, “what have these successful men and women learned that I can apply to my business?” It’s both instructive and inspiring to see how many extremely successful people often share the … <entire article…>
Have you ever lined the shelves of your store with a new product or offered a terrific new service, and then waited until someone bought what you were selling? Maybe they looked at the items, even asked about them, but then put them back on the shelf. When you are selling a product or service, it can be very difficult … <entire article…>
Window displays became popular in the late 1800s because large plate glass was now available to make windows that ran the length of a store. When Selfridges opened in London, England, it featured the longest continuous window façade Britain had seen. The window displays at Selfridges became an instant hit, setting a trend that retailers still use today in order … <entire article…>
For the past 11 years, Beaches|Life has hosted a successful Kids Program Open House for families and businesses in the community. By meeting directly with local business owners, and talking to so many community members, we’ve learned a thing or two that would like to pass on to other business owners. Whether you have been in business a long time … <entire article…>