Commercial food establishments today create a huge amount of waste. Food Waste comprises of about 40% of all waste generated and is the #1 contaminant of all waste products. Cardboard, Plastic, Metal and Glass are all rather easy to recycle into useful products not so with food waste.
The one question people who are starting a small business ask me is "Do I need a website". My answer is, most probably.
As one of the co-founders of the Small Business Community Network (SBCN) I do come into contact with a lot of small biz owners who build websites, but for someone who has no budget at all, think about doing your own. If you do have a small budget the benefits of building your own website could be learning a new skillset, having more control over the finished product and, maybe, saving some money.
Don't overcomplicate the art of networking, it's simple, if you understand what is involved.
- “Before going out to network, make sure you have a strong brand. Set yourself apart.”
- “What’s your budget? How much time do you have? Is the event for you? Questions to ask before attending an event.”
- “Networking Strategy That Works: Choose 3 events. Be a memorable brand. Meet contacts for coffee. Follow up.”
- “Social media is not the be all, end all.
Creating an experience your customers will never forget should be about them leaving with an excellent experience, and one they will be happy to share with others.
Unfortunately customers often leave with a bad experience planted firmly in their thoughts and are happy to share their negative experience with others.
Interesting that we should have such a day that 'gives families the chance to spend time together'. Now, I know it's an excuse to have a long weekend in February, so none of us are complaining. The long wait to Easter is just that, too long. However not all provinces in Canada have Family Day as a holiday. The provinces of Alberta, Ontario, Saskatchewan and British Columbia all observe this day but not even on the same day. Family day also falls on National Heritage Day in most provinces.
When we are painting a home we are so happy to know that our customer will not be breathing in all the fumes that the standard paint has.
This past year Enviro Painting has painted many homes but have also painted larger facilities where we can make even more of a difference.
Are you in business because it's your passion and you love your work, or is it all about the money?
Don't get me wrong, being in business and not making any money is not something I am advocating.
that stop them from spending time with their families.
1. Limited networking events
2. 9 -5 mentality
3. No corporate accounts
I'm presenting at the SBCN Kid Friendly Networking Event in Kitchener, Ontario and I hope you are attending.
If not, this is a little tease as to what you are going to miss about my presentation :)
Corporate Leaders, you have the POWER to re-implement a good old fashion approach to communicating with your employees - a face-to-face conversation.
There is no question today that people are hungry for human connection - any kind will do. I viewed a video that gave astounding statistics on how many people are connected to Linkedin, Facebook, Twitter etc. We need to keep in touch, follow-up, like or tweet our friends, family, co-workers - it seems this is the life for many.
It's so very easy to say you want to own and operate a small business. You have seen others do it, so in that case it must be easy. What actually happens is you find out its not easy to be a small business owner and the excuses come all at once: