Friday, July 13, 2007

Canada seeks foreign workers

O Canada, indeed. No H-1B visa cap. An immigration system that favors tech workers. An exchange rate that puts the Canadian dollar almost at parity with its U.S. counterpart. And now an endorsement from Microsoft Corp. as a place to develop software.

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Sharing Couldn't Be Easier - How Windows Sharepoint Services Will Benefit Your Small Business

Sharing of business data in small business used to be a nice thing to have; however in today’s business environment it is rapidly becoming a necessity in order to compete in the marketplace. Never has the demand for collaboration inside your small business, across multiple locations, geographic regions or with partners and clients been needed as it is today. Many small businesses continue to struggle with the concept of collaboration and how to do it effectively.

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Thursday, July 05, 2007

What are the truths and the Myths in the Calgary Real Estate Market

Join Stuart Crawford and Glen Godlonton of Re/Max as we discuss what is happening in the Calgary Real Estate Market. If you are moving to Calgary or just moving within the city, this podcast will have some great information for any home buyer, investor or renter. Also some great investments news outside of Calgary.

There was some audio issues with Stuart's audio in this podcast.

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Monday, July 02, 2007

Begin with the end in mind!

Are you one of the 90 million Baby Boomers in North America? Will you stand to inherit wealth or will you create wealth?

Are you living your life with the end in mind. Stephen Covey even states it in his 7 principals.

Are you prepared for death, for life, for what?

Are you leaving a legacy vs. leaving a mess?

“It’s like a tsunami coming at you. You know the tidal wave is going to hit and it’s a question of whether you’ll be ready,” says Ed Schneider, Dean of the Davis School of Gerontology. Isn’t the real tragedy when people leave a mess vs. leaving a legacy?

Join the Canadian Small Business Show as we discuss the importance of planning with the end in mind. Shelley Repka is the Co-founder of Calgary's Executor's Checklist, an organization committed to working with Entrepreneurs. Executor’s Checklist are the leaders in developing effective and efficient estate planning tools.

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Do Long Sales Letters Work?

In an article by Michel Forten entitled "Are Long Copy Salesletters Scams?" he explores whether or not these letters work. His argument is that copywriting is "salesmanship in print." I can't disagree with that, but are these letters oversaturating the online market and are they still effective?

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Sunday, July 01, 2007

It's all about the Client - Creating and Managing Strong Client Relationships

Managing Client Relationships is a tough go for any small business, however, it doesn't have to be difficult with the right solutions. Join Stuart Crawford of Calgary's leading small business solution provider IT Matters and Stephen Olney of A4W/Burcom Consulting Group as we discuss CRM (Customer Relationship Management) solutions.

This teleseminar will take place on July 27, 2007 at 10 AM (Mountain Time) or Noon (Eastern Time)

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

Is Your Business Losing Time?

Does your business rely on people showing up for appointments? Do you get paid for the appointments that you make? How do you track upcoming appointments? How do you book follow ups? What happens when a client cancels?

Does this fustrate you?

Listen to the Canadian Small Business Show as Tara Kelly and Brad Fenniak of Splice Software join Stuart Crawford and Regina Minger for a discussion about their Rendezvous product.

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Free Webinar - Using LinkedIn to Sell More, Faster and with Less Effort

Are you Linked In? In case you're not familiar with it, LinkedIn is the world's most popular online business networking site, with more than 11 million members, with approximately 1.5 million business owners and founders using it. As an entrepreneur, you can use it to build your team, find strategic partners, conduct market research, showcase your expertise, build your brand and, of course, sell your product or service. There are literally dozens of smart ways to use LinkedIn to help you achieve your business goals. And, oh yeah, it's free to join.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Find out the truth about the Calgary Real Estate Market

Join the Canadian Small Business Show as we discuss the Calgary Real Estate Market with one of Calgary's leading RE/MAX agents Glen Godlonton.

The Calgary real estate market has been the talk of the country for the last year and a bit, but what is really happening. What should people look for if moving to Calgary is in their plans, how far out should you be looking for a home? What areas of town are the best to purchase in? If you are an investor, what should you look for?

Date: Friday, June 29th at 10 AM Mountain Time

About Glen Godlonton

Glen Godlonton, a native Calgarian, is a proven sales professional that entered the real estate industry with over 20 years of previous sales, marketing, negotiating and management experience. He has owned and operated two successful sales companies that marketed Software, Technology and High Tech Navigation Equipment internationally. One of the highlights of his past sales career was working with a team that successfully negotiated a $40M contract with the federal government.

A licensed REALTOR within the province of Alberta since 1999, Glen started his career with RE/MAX Realty Professionals. Glen enjoys working with people, the biggest enjoyment he gets is seeing the smile on their face when he gives them the keys to their new home. “This is much more satisfying than just selling technology” he states. He also loves the product of housing and enjoys the challenge of putting together the right custom marketing plan for each home, to maximize the clients return. Glen wakes up every morning looking forward to helping his clients achieve their long term personal real estate goals. Glen is also currently marketing international property in Costa Rica as well as in Calgary Canada.

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Monday, June 25, 2007

It's 11 O'clock - Do You Know Where Your Laptop Is?

It happens every day, in every Canadian city big or small, laptop computers vanish from small business and larger corporation at alarming rates. Of course, these notebook computers are not vanishing; they are being stolen at all hours of the day from office towers, small retail shops and many other locations where our mobility work environments take us.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Positioning Microsoft Small Business Server in your Line-UP!

If you are small business looking for a server, source out an IT Professional that embraces SBS and understands all the technical as well as business reasons why a small business in Calgary needs an SBS server, you can save yourself thousands of dollars investing in SBS and leverage all the power it can offer your small business.

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Saturday, June 16, 2007

Dealing with Workplace Disappointment

Workplace disappointment is a growing problem in today’s small business IT marketplace, the inability for technicians to deliver quality and timely services to clients due to increasing demands and lack of quality talent in the available talent pool right through to vendors not coming through on promises in the channel is causing the level of disappointment to rise right through the ceiling.

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