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CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill

CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill

I was fortunate to catch a talk by Danby Appliance CEO Jim Estill (for the third time) at the recent Canadian Council for Small Business and Entrepreneurship conference at the University of Guelph and his message struck me as something that would really resonate with both students and entrepreneurs. I have admired Jim for over 20Read more about CCSBE wisdom from Jim Estill[…]

The Educated Guess – Make it Your Friend

The Educated Guess – Make it Your Friend

The Educated Guess – Friend or Foe Professor Hans Rosling of the Karolinska Institute is becoming very well known for his data-driven TED talks.  This latest one includes his son, who shares some insight into how to be right more often, by using the Educated Guess.  There are several gems of data in here thatRead more about The Educated Guess – Make it Your Friend[…]

Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.

Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.

Who woulda known that an exclamation point would be a plus on LinkedIn and a minus on Twitter? Who would have thought that a mere 1-5 words would be the most appropriate length of tweet if aimed at consumers? Regular business users of social media owe a big Thank You to content marketing company Compendium.  The infographic belowRead more about Social Media Infographic by Compendium reveals differences between social media marketing to business vs consumers.[…]

The hidden genius in some corporate logos. Did you notice these before now??? #fb #in

The hidden genius in some corporate logos. Did you notice these before now??? #fb #in

We see corporate logos every day. Did you ever look closely at them? Scroll down and be surprised. Do you see the arrow between the “E” and “x” ??       2nd and 3rd “t’s” are two people sharing a tortilla over a bowl of salsa                Read more about The hidden genius in some corporate logos. Did you notice these before now??? #fb #in[…]

Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb

[Reprinted by permission from: Ken Mair, Founder, 180 Degrees Consultants Inc.] When I ran my first real business, in the mid 1970’s, every Monday morning my controller would bring me the weekly update reports. (Aged Accounts Receivable, Aged Accounts Payable, Inventory and Bank Position) This, by the way, was produced without a computer! From theseRead more about Thirty Questions Every Business Owner Should Ask Themselves Every Week! #in #fb[…]

Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in

Ken Mair has prepared this excellent piece on marketing small business using bootstrapped resources, something very near and dear to my heart as a small business and startup guy. Written in spring 2011, it is a very good roadmap for any small business.  Click the thumbnail below or here to download the PDF. You canRead more about Marketing your Business on a Shoestring Budget, or Bootstrapped Marketing. #in[…]