Issue: August/September 2018
- Summer Delights – Take Them With You
- Travel Fashion
- What We Learn in School Teaches Us How to Live our Lives!
- Watermelon: Not Just Any Other Fruit!
- Falling into Fall Harvest
- Tiny Village with Big Heart – Keep an Open “Travel” Mind
- What does Father Really Want for Father’s Day?
- Swim Suits for Every Body Shape
- Be Kind To Our Pollinators
- Your Own Garden Patch: Less than 100 Miles!
Category Archives: Biz Talk
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…>
Businesses today keep hearing the same refrain over and over – go online, sell online, get your customers online, succeed online. So what does this mean to a store owner who actually operates a business from a bricks and mortar store? Your store could be your best advantage! In today’s world of e-selling, the experience that customers receive when they … <entire article…>
There’s an old saying that a business with no sign is a sign of no business. Recent studies found that 40 percent of shoppers make quality assumptions about a business based on whether that business has a clear and attractive “identity sign”. And over half have failed to find a business because of an unclear or undersized “identity” sign. In … <entire article…>
Brand is a favourite buzzword for marketers. But don’t think it only applies to large companies. Every business, from the smallest to the largest, needs to understand what brand is, and most of all, how to establish your own brand and how to keep it strong. Many people think that brand is about your logo or the design of your … <entire article…>
Can a business have a personality? You bet it can. Think for a moment about one of the biggest business personalities Toronto has ever seen. You guessed it – Honest Ed’s! For the past 68 years, there was no place quite like Honest Ed’s, a store that garishly and boldly made a statement every day as a retail wonderland for … <entire article…>
Have you ever thought of your business in terms of four seasons? The business of farming follows the calendar with specific activities designated for winter, spring, summer and fall. But if you think about it, even businesses that aren’t related to agriculture can be thought of in terms of seasons. Fall Finally, you come to the harvest. This is when … <entire article…>
Thank you. Those two words are two of the most important for any business owner. You do your best to provide the best services or the highest quality products. Maybe you cook great food in your restaurant, or provide reliable plumbing when there’s an emergency. But when was the last time you actually thanked your customers? Research shows that saying … <entire article…>