Business Oxygen

Most business owners are paralyzed right now. They are struggling and lack clarity on where to turn for support or how to make sure they increase the odds of survival. Below are thirteen priorities that must be managed as you navigate these choppy waters. Share this advice with everyone in your network. Business Oxygen By…

Increase Profits by “Pruning” Your Business

When you hear people talking about sales goals, they’re almost always referring to gross sales, i.e., “I want to do $1,000,000 in sales. But what is more important — gross sales or net profits? Increasing net profits, the money you keep after paying expenses, should always be the goal. Doubling sales does not necessarily mean…

75% Temporary Wage Subsidy during COVID-19

The Canadian Federal Government recently announced a revised 75% temporary wage subsidy for eligible employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link to get the full details of the program  https://www.canada.ca/en/department-finance/news/2020/04/government-announces-details-of-the-canada-emergency-wage-subsidy-to-help-businesses-keep-canadians-in-their-jobs.html The revised program details are as follows: Today, Finance Minister Bill Morneau, the Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade, Mary Ng,…

What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers?

The Canadian Federal Government recently announced a 10% temporary wage subsidy for eligible employers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click the link to get the full details of the program  https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/campaigns/covid-19-update/frequently-asked-questions-wage-subsidy-small-businesses.html Here are some of the details of the program. 1. What is the Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers? The Temporary Wage Subsidy for Employers is…

Four Reasons to Use B2B Email Marketing

It’s easy to think that social media is the only way forward in 2019. Nearly every business, big and small, has some sort of footprint on Facebook, Snapchat, and/or Instagram. Certainly, your marketing strategy should incorporate at least one of these platforms. However, it should not be the only format you focus on. Email marketing,…

Measure Your Way to Success by Using KPI’s

One of the things I enjoy about watching a good basketball game is the commentator’s use of statistics. I’m amazed by the wide range of statistics used and the conclusions drawn in the commentator’s analysis of the game. Statistics, in many ways, really tell the story of how the game was won or lost. In…

Muck & Money

And what is ‘Where there’s muck there’s brass’ all about? For hundreds of years in the UK, money has been referred to as ‘brass’. ‘Muck’ implies some form of dirt or manure. Most often, there are people willing to pay to have dirty jobs done for them. Business Lesson to be Learned: Don’t be afraid…

Why are owls so wise?

In Greek mythology, Goddess Athena used an owl as her emblem. With its focused, silent gaze, the owl gives the appearance of deep thought and knowledge. Actually… The owl’s brain is quite small, relatively speaking, and its unrelenting stare comes from the owl’s inability to move its eyes. Owls can, however, turn their heads completely…

The Art of Delegating

In today’s busy world, one of the best ways to create more time for top-priority projects is to delegate lower-priority work to someone else. Many people are reluctant or afraid to delegate work. Do any of these statements sound familiar? “Nobody can do this work as well as I can” “If someone else does this…