BDC Webinars – one just passed on economic outlook, one coming December 1st on optimizing for online

Economic Outlook I was able to attend the BDC economic outlook – and did take notes. The presentation was a joint presentation by chief economists Marie-France Paquet from Global Affairs Canada and Pierre Cléroux from BDC with insight into the global and domestic economic outlook. If you would like to have a copy of my notes…

Do I pivot or stay the course? Checklist for Marketing in Uncertain Times

Today I spoke to one of our colleague’s groups about marketing during uncertain times. This definitely is a time that qualifies, when everything is disrupted and you may or may not be able to work. Here are some guidelines to help: When times are uncertain we need to take another look at two areas of…

WHAT DO WE DO NOW? ADVICE ON DOING BUSINESS IN COVID-19

WHAT DO WE DO NOW? ADVICE FOR DOING BUSINESS IN COVID-19 : Recording is available: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Eeslaw7MS3cVgZXZz1zfD-yiy9WabZ7Z/view?usp=sharing Thank you for your donations to the Barrie Food Bank! We donated a total of $400. *** Business is changing so rapidly it’s difficult to keep up. How do you survive and move forward in this very volatile environment? …

Surviving 5 causes of “Start-up” ups and downs (and avoiding as many as you can)

The start-up journey can be a roller coaster experience for new entrepreneurs. Here are 5 major areas that new entrepreneurs need to look at to manage the ups and downs of a new business, based on my experience training 18 groups of start-up business owners and mentoring over 3,000 entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs over the…

Grow Vantage feature: Congrats Brent Foster (GV45!)

Brent Foster (GV45), ex military, family guy and Pop-A-Lock business owner was recently featured in the Franchise Canada magazine. Great article for a great company! Not only do they unlock houses or offices when keys are left inside, misplaced or broken; they also unlock vehicles. They have a PAL program that unlocks kids and pets…

A one hour free consultation with one of the Siva Creative team!

Hi everyone Mallory Steele (GV45) if offering GVers an hour-long consultation with herself or a member of her team, if you need some help with web-related questions. This is a generous offer that may help demystify the world of online. Contact Mallory at mallory@sivacreative.com or Siva Creative at 705-716-1676. Thanks Mallory & Siva team!

The 5 Habit Checklist to take your resolutions from idea to action

You were motivated. You made resolutions at the beginning of January. But weeks later, how are your resolutions? Alive and well? Or already a thing of the past? There is no simple method to take your well-meaning goals from an idea that actually bears fruit, even something you are passionate about. It’s the action that…

Making resolutions…

This time I’m really going to turn over a new leaf… So many of the people I’m following are talking about starting off the new year …with a resolution, a plan, a new you. When you’re in the trenches it all sounds hopeful – but a little daunting. Hopeful, because let’s face it; we would…