Issue: February/March 2019
- Our Annual Love Affair with the Oscars
- Cool Winter, Warm Hearts
- Playing Dress-Up How to Dress for a Formal Event
- WINTER Yum!
- DIY or NOT DIY...That is the Question
- What are your 2019 Oscar Predictions?
- Got Aluminum Foil? Your Problems are Solved!
- Winter Day Project: Time for a Refresh
- Beaches Living Celebrating 15 Years Connecting You and Your Community
- Gifts 2018: Be Part of the “I made it” Movement
Category Archives: Biz Talk
Doing an Online Survey has never been easier. Find out what’s really on your customers’ minds. People tend to be polite and prefer not say things negative in front of you unless there’s a very big problem. But in an anonymous survey, they’re more likely to tell you want they think. For the same reason, most will give you a … <entire article…>
Likely, everyone has been asked to go paperless for their bills, receipts and bank statements. Number one reason, it save trees. Like everything, there are pros and cons, and it takes some time for us to adopt a new system. Is going paperless always the best choice for you? Things to watch out for when going paperless: If you decide to go paperless, make sure … <entire article…>
Looking for ways to thank your staff or your customers this holiday season? Try and think of a way that thanks them that represents who you are: Homemade baked cookies or chocolates packed in a tin box says that you really spent a bit of time doing something nice for them. Gift certificates can seem a bit too easy, but … <entire article…>
Print & online marketing working together QR (Quick Response) codes are showing up on print materials from business cards and name tags to magazine ads and outdoor signs. QR codes connect people with each other and to multimedia digital content. When your customers scan a QR code with their smartphone, they can immediately reach your website or activate phone functions … <entire article…>
More and more, businesses are trading in their servers and hard drives for a more “global” solution. Many computer/software companies are offering “virtual space” for your documents. This allows you to acces your files anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. Google has become a serious contender in this virtual world with Google Apps. 1. Ditch Attachments – … <entire article…>
Casual style in summer means a more relaxed, fun atmosphere at work in your workplace, whether it is an office or store. You want a look that’s still professional but in keeping with the sunshine, hot days and bright skies of summer. Freshen up your office or store with colour, perhaps add some posters, fresh bunches of flowers, soft green … <entire article…>
Do you remember the last time you received a personal hand-written card? Didn’t it make you feel good? It is always important to show your customers they matter, however, the holiday season is a time when you can go the extra mile with a personal thoughtful gesture; it’s often the personal touches that separate you from your competitors. A holiday … <entire article…>
Today good products and great customer service go hand-in-hand to a successful business, especially for small business. These are top qualities on the list: Appreciation Eye contact with a smile when a customer walks into your store or office, is a welcoming gesture. A “thank you” as they leave will make their visit a pleasant experience, which will bring the … <entire article…>
It’s a tough time of year to look (and feel) cool without sacrificing your business look. Flat or frizzy hair? Wear a hat–very stylish and protects your skin. Keep an extra shirt in your car. Light colours won’t show clamminess. Think twice before spritzing yourself with cologne to cool off. Perfume reacts with your body heat. Try misting your face … <entire article…>