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  • Why Should I Blog?

    September 17, 2014

    guest bloggingIn my last post on this topic I gave you a very good reason why you should consider blogging:  Obtain good search engine position through active content and an effective keyword strategy. You can click on my profile to see that article if you missed it.

    In that article I promised you four more good reasons for blogging and todays topic is:

    Build

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  • Knowing when to stop talking is the key!

    September 16, 2014

    ShhhOne key to empowered business communications is to say what needs to be said and then stop! The more we say, the more we may confuse people. What does the audience need to hear? Surely not all of your personal history or the minutiae of your business.

    Imagine that you are sitting in a networking meeting and a presenter stands up to explain their product or service. You follow their …

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  • What Makes a Great Business Plan

    September 15, 2014

     

    biz planI am frequently interviewed about business start-ups and entrepreneurship. The topic of “what is the best advice you can give a new entrepreneur” always comes up. It is a simple answer – the Business Plan.

    Imagine being dropped in the middle of the Amazon jungle and told you have 3 days to get to civilization without a map. Starting a business with a goal …

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  • What is Cloud Computing and Why Should I Care?

    September 14, 2014

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    With more and more people and organizations accessing the Internet the way business is done is naturally evolving as well.

    An example of this is the emergence of cloud computing services. Cloud computing is simply using a network of remote computer systems located somewhere in the Internet to store, manage, and process data, rather than a local server or personal computer at your home or …

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  • Mobile – You know you need it, right?

    September 14, 2014

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    We have systems that will tell us when an earthquake is likely to happen, elaborate weather forecasts to tell us how our weather is about to change. We have extensive news media reports to tell us what is happening in the world and plenty of places that review new technologies.

    Yet, in some ways we still don’t seem to see the obvious.

    Let me tell

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  • 50 Books That Changed the World

    September 12, 2014

    LibraryFor centuries, books have been written in an attempt to share knowledge, inspiration, and discoveries. Sometimes those books make such an impact that they change the way the world thinks about things. The following books have done just that by providing readers an education in politics and government, literature, society, academic subjects such as science and math, and religion.

     

    1. The Republic by Plato.…

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  • True Love – Google+ & YouTube

    September 11, 2014

     Did you Know YouTube was owned by Google?

    Google Paid $1.65 Billion in October 2006 for YouTube and made some young guys very, very rich! Since it is owned by Google anything that happens on YouTube catches their attention immediately.

    So guess what happens to YouTube rankings when  a video is optimized for a Keyword or keyword phrase? If you guessed that it got …

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  • It’s Time to Get Power Literate.

    September 10, 2014

    photoYou’re going to see a lot of political theatre as Vancouver’s municipal parties vie for your vote on November 15th. There will be plenty of posturing and posing, so it’s critical that you get power literate to understand how the parties and their candidates for City Council plan to spend YOUR tax dollars. You have a choice and a responsibility to read about …

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  • Ready to Hire? Go Slow, Be Careful!

    September 8, 2014

     

    now hiringWhen a small business hires a new employee, it’s a big deal!

    You’ve made the decision not to do it all yourself and you want to hire some help. Consider a contractor, or part timer, intern, or a temporary worker before you bring on a full time employee. I’ve worked with Mitsubishi, TD Bank, and the Apple Channel and when we hired for those …

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  • Are You “Stuck in the Ozarks”

    September 7, 2014

     

    Change roadsignThe world came crashing in on me January 4, 2011. I walked into my office where I had been working in the capacity of sales and marketing director. An hour later, I walked out of that office having been given my wings! Yup, I was fired!

    The common terms you hear are pink-slipped, downsized, side-stepped, out-sourced, or laid off. Let’s face it, if that employer does …

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