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How to Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle When Working from Home

According to the Forester Research, approximately 30 million people in the USA are working from home. This number, however, is expected to increase to 63 million people by next year, which basically means that 43% of the workforce will work from the comfort of their home. (That’s almost half the workforce in America!) And although …

Creating a Marketing Schedule

While it is true that September is coming in shortly, it is never too late to create plans in regards to your business’ marketing campaign. People say that marketing is similar to planting a tree; there are practically two best times to do it. One of them is 20 years ago, or in our case …

Creative Customer Service Ideas Using VoIP

Regardless of how large or small your company is, people will want to contact you in a number of ways. Most customers expect to hear and have a person respond to them on the other side of the line; as some become frustrated at a fully automated system that prevents them from hearing that real …

5 Ways Entrepreneurs Fight the ‘Anxiety Monster’

It is not at all uncommon that you find entrepreneurs with anxiety issues in today’s world. As a matter of fact it has kind of became a ‘thing’ that they tend to look stressed out. It shouldn’t come as a surprise though, since the entire life of the company, its success or failure rests solely …

5 Different Ways to Recreate Your Business This Summer

Summer is the time for relaxation, recreation, revitalization, and overall fun. However, for some small businesses it can be their downfall as clients don’t come in as often, and the overall business slows down to a crawl. There are many things that a small business can do to help re-create themselves during the summer so …

8 Tips to Help Grow Your Startup

Owning a startup can indeed be a daunting task at times. Here are 8 tips that can help you battle the most common obstacles startups face during their growth. 1. Utilize your budget to its maximum It does not matter what you are dealing in, marketing should always be at the top of your list …

I find it so crazy how the Internet enables small and medium sized businesses (SMB) to market their products or services online, at little to no extra cost.  As an entrepreneur, it is easy to set up your own social media marketing campaign.  All you need is to find the tools to help you maximize …

5 Essential Things You Need for your Home Office

I have worked from home and maintained a home office for 10 years now.  Besides answering the obvious question: “Edwin, how do you work from home?  I would find it very distracting!” With my standard answers: It’s not easy, you need a lot discipline.  Trust me! Yes, it is hard!  But I love the freedom …

Are you StartUp Ready? “The Part-Time StartUp”

I took part in a Google Hangout, titled “Starting Up Part-Time” that by Intuit Canada for their StartUp Ready campaign.   It was chaired by Sean Stanleigh, Small Business Editor at the Globe and Mail.  Alongside me was David Thomas Intuit Canada,  Brandon Waselnuk, Co-Founder of Tattoo Hero,  Karen Holman, President of Countryfield Clothing, and Victoria Lennox, CEO …