Category Archives: Biz Talk

Protect your customer data and your personal data

If you have a business, you have stored your customer information somewhere: name, address, email, phone number, orders and even credit card. Securing and protecting your customer data has become even more important to the success of your business. Memory sticks are tiny while the capacity is huge; the smartphone is getting smarter and online storage is easy and convenient. … <entire article…>

Workplace Renovations

The average adult spends roughly 30% of their life working, preparing for work or thinking about work. During the summertime, why not make  the experience a bit more pleasant for you and your employees? Studies show that a tidy, attractive workplace is more productive. Clutter can seriously interfere with getting things done, and poor lighting reduces the speed at which … <entire article…>

Listening to your Customers through Surveys

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…>

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Are you ready be Paperless?

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…>


Biz talk – A Personal “Thank You” Goes a Long Way!

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…>

QR Codes

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…>

Google Apps and Your Business – a Virtual Match

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…>

Summer style at Work

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…>

Show Your Customers You Care This Holiday Season

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…>