Turning your seasonal work into a year round business

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It’s September already. Is your revenue dropping off like the leaves? If you’re suffering from the off-season small business revenue blues, you really only have two viable options: – make enough in the spring/summer months to keep you going through the rest of the year OR -come up with complementary businesses that will provide you […]


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Introducing Engage

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  You’ve worked hard over the span of your career to make sure your skills are top notch, now making sure your online marketing skill you’re connecting with past, present and future clients became a heck of a lot easier. OutRank by Rogers is pleased to announce the launch of a new online marketing platform […]


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4 Decorating Tips to Make Your Law Firm Look as Professional As You Are

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Having a criminally unkempt office isn’t a felony big enough to get you disbarred- but it could impact your image. When clients turn up and see a scruffy, run down, or visibly lower-class office, it doesn’t matter how dapper and competent the attorney is; they’ve already made up their minds about them based on the […]


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Financial Planning: Calculating the Value of Customer Relationships

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  As a financial planner, you already know how to calculate the value of investments. But do you know how to calculate the value of relationships? You should: the Information Economy is quickly giving way to the Trust Economy, and there are gains to be earned for the smart and savvy. Here’s a good definition […]


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General Contractors: How retaining your customers is like constructing a house

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Building a house right involves a lot of time, effort and planning. Cutting corners or skimping on supplies results in an inferior home, and ultimately, more work. Building a relationship between you and your contracting clients so that they call you next time they have a contracting job to be done is no different. Here […]


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8 Things Every Home Office Needs

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Part of the beauty of running your  business out of your home is that you  have absolute control over your work  environment. That being said, it’s easy to  fall into the temptation of wearing  pyjamas while you talk to clients over  the phone, or set up your home office in  a way that might be […]


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5 Tax Deductibles You Get As a Small Business Owner That You Haven’t Been Claiming

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    Every year during tax season, Canadian small business owners miss out on a  huge opportunity to write off many of their small business expenses as tax  deductions because they don’t know what they can and can’t write off! We’re  here to give you the down and dirty on what expenses you may not […]


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Are You Sabotaging Your Own Success?

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Six Common Mistakes that Might Be Hurting Your Business                             Managing your own business can be incredibly rewarding, but, like anything, comes with a learning curve that might be pretty steep. You’re bound to make mistakes, but as your own boss, you […]


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“So, You’re A Lawyer Right? Can I Ask You A Quick Question?”: 5 techniques to deal with friends, family and acquaintances trying to solicit free legal advice

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Having computer problems? Call your friend  who’s in IT. Car won’t start? Invite your  buddy who owns an auto repair shop over for  a drink and get him or her to have a look at it.  Going through a divorce? Surely it couldn’t  hurt to ask your lawyer friend for a bit of free  advice. […]


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On the go while on the job? Eight Top Tips to Turn Your Car Into A Mobile Office

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You know how it is. You’re too busy to be stuck behind a computer all day, but also too busy to be out of touch for long. That’s the problem; the solution is to turn your car or truck into a mobile office, and we’ve scoured the web looking for the tools that can help […]


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