Showing the people behind the town's commercial enterprises makes business more personal.
My first trip to Canada was to visit family in Kitchener during the summer of 1980. While I was here, I watched hours of TV since many North American shows didn't make it across the Pond.
Admittedly, this wasn't the best investment of my vacation time, and even back then I was aware this wasn't doing my brain much good. I can't remember any of the shows I watched, except for one event – covered by the national news – that remains embedded.
It's about time that we Brits learned how to complain.
Many companies spend considerable time and money preparing for the design and production of their websites, but don't think ahead to how they will market it when it is live. Here are three ways to get people visiting your site and keep them coming back.
These days it seems that every other wage-slave is quitting their secure full-time job so that they can set up on their own. This was particularly true in Brighton - where I lived before moving to Canada - which has a large proportion of self-employed sole traders (like me) and small businesses. Why do people give up a guaranteed monthly pay cheque for the long hours, hard graft and stress that comes with working for yourself?
On Wednesday, September 28, 2011 I was asked by the New Hamburg Board of Trade to give a short presentation about my business, alongside a couple of other members. I'm not much of a public speaker - a skill I definitely need to work on - and, consequently, I was a bit mealy-mouthed, ignoring my notes and missing some points. Therefore, here's what I meant to say.
My guest column for the New Hamburg Independent.
Child obesity is often described as a health epidemic, and this is no exaggeration. In North America, overweight children outnumber malnourished children. Unless growing waistlines shrink, we’re facing a health time bomb.
Ever had one of those nightmare clients that is always making ridiculous requests and is never happy with anything you do? Here's why they're like that, and how you can cope.
Josslin Insurance article for Exchange Magazine.
Clear navigation will stop your site's visitors getting lost.
My guest article published in the New Hamburg Independent:
How solo freelancers can form alliances to provide a wider range of services.
This lively RSAnimate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.
When a potential client approaches you to see if you can handle their projects, how do you prove yourself without resorting to creative output? The answer is to write an informative and insightful project proposal.