Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur

The Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur Start-up Weekend program is now OPEN! The purpose of the program is to assist participants to create a plan to successfully launch their business in the Shuswap, and/or get a head startt on Season 5 of the Shuswap Launch-a-Preneur Dragon's Den style entrepreneurship competition in 2019! The program consists of a series of workshops designed to assist participants to generate or refine business ideas while making connections in the community. Mentors will be available to support participants as they develop their business model canvas over the weekend. Find out more and register at www.launch-a-preneur.ca/start-up-weekend. Registration closes February 9th. Spac

Coach's Corner - New Year, New Habit

"The only proper way to eliminate bad habits is to replace them with good ones." Jerome Hines, Musician So here we are in the New Year, a time for making resolutions. Resolutions may be to become healthier and fitter. Resolutions could be to spend more time with family and friends. Resolutions might be to become more efficient and effective at work. Whatever the resolution, whether personal or professional, it is all about creating a new habit. It is important to stress that habits take from three weeks to three months to form and become routine. Trying to incorporate more than one important habit at a time is difficult and usually backfires. Think of the times when your new year's resolutio

It's Time to be Online

In actual fact, you're already lagging behind. It almost doesn't matter what type of business you are in; if you sell something that can be ordered, delivered, or even reviewed online then having and managing an online presence is imperative to your business. Having an online presence will give you a competitive advantage, and allow you to sell to a far wider market. Simply having a website is no longer enough. The worldwide web, the internet, social media, the sheer level of consumer connectedness, is affecting the way we decide what, where and when to buy. People in stores, maybe even in your store, price-check on their smartphones. We all do it. If we're not checking prices we're reading

5 Resolutions Your Business would Make for 2018

If your business could talk to you, it would ask you to make the following five New Year's resolutions to help it succeed and grow. Even if you are already doing some of the strategies detailed below, it may be time to check they are working and up-to-date. I will ensure my website is responsive and up to date - have you ever visited a site on your mobile device only to find that it's hard to view and even harder to navigate? A responsive website, not to be confused with a mobile-friendly website, adapts to any screen size and is as functional on a smartphone, or even smartwatch as it is on a desktop computer. Why does your company want you to do this? Because, 82% of people use smartphones

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