5 Brazen Insights on How to Build a Better Small Business

5 Brazen Insights on How to Build a Better Small Business

by Zack Kirchin


When it comes to starting a business, sometimes having a great idea is the easy part. Building a successful business around that idea takes vision, knowledge and sometimes a bit of luck in the form of favorable market conditions.

Not Just Good for Business--Networking Can Make You Smarter

Not Just Good for Business--Networking Can Make You Smarter by Jessica Stillman

Meeting new people isn't just good for your career, it's good for your brain as well.

It’s Here! Cold & Flu Season Begins Again…

As cold and flu season begins we are once again being advised by the allopathic medical community to go out and get our annual flu shot.  If this annual vaccination was as effective as they claim, why do we have a long “season” every year where we are far more prone to getting sick?  Shouldn’t this have been taken care of by now?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

The Changing Face of IT in the Call Center

TELUS International Vice-President of Information Technology, Michael Ringman, recently shared his views with Outsource UK Magazine on the evolution and impact of IT in the call center.

In the interview, Ringman discusses how global outsourcing trends impact individual call centers, and he shares his thoughts on where the impetus for technology change and innovation comes from.

Read on for the full interview...

There's No Excuse Not To Follow Up, TELUS Talks Business Blog Post

LindaOJ here co-founder of the Small Business Community Network(SBCN) and I am happy to share my TELUS Talks Business Blog post with you today because I know the tips Ihave shared with you on how to follow up effectively will definitely be an asset to you as a small biz owners.

Six Great full Blessings of Canadian Business!

Six Great full Blessings of Canadian Business!


The lifestyle of entrepreneurs can be full of highs and lows. While we try to be thankful every day, it’s human nature to focus more on the challenges than it is to ponder just how fortunate we are to do business in Canada.  Thanksgiving reminds us of many rights, freedoms and benefits that we too often take for granted.

Giving Thanks

As busy business owners we may forget that taking some time off work to spend with our family and friends is equally as important as taking time to build our success.

Goal Setting

My wife and I were recently on a cycling vacation in Tucson, Arizona with friends.  One of the suggested rides at the local bike store was tackling the ascent of Mount Lemmon.  This sounded like a challenge but one worthy of pursuit.  We decided that our goal would be to ride halfway to the summit.  This represented an elevation change of about 3000 feet over a distance of approximately 12 miles (20 km).

Review: BlackBerry Q5

As a small business owner, one thing is critical: keeping connected! A large part of my business is communication whether that’s sending emails, speaking with members of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) or building and maintaining relationships across social media.

You might have heard the expression “The early bird catches the worm”. I think it’s crucial in my business that I can respond quickly to people. In fact, I’ve won business because I was able to respond faster than my competitors!