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What is a credit score and how do I improve it? - 08/23/10 10:47 PM
Here is some handy tips on your credit score that might prove beneficial to pass along to clients and prospective clients. When considering a real estate purchase, you need to have your credit score as high as possible, to ensure your chances of acquiring the home that you want. What is a credit score? It is called a FICO score. In general, it is a number from 300 to 850, which is calculated from several things. Such as your payment history, which includes money you previously owed, length of your credit history, new credit accounts open, and how you have used (3 comments)
How to Deliver Great Service - 08/22/10 11:14 AM
I was reading the latest edition of Inc. and came across an article discussing "How to deliver great service". They broke it down into 10 awesome points on how you as an entrepreneur can deliver great service. 1. Great customer service begins with you 2. A culture of customer service must be codified 3. Employees are customers too 4. Emphasize the long term 5. Build trust 6. Listen 7. Sometimes it's the little things that matter 8. If you can't help a customer, point to an establishment that can 9. Show your appreciation 10. Treat your best customers better I love (5 comments)
INSTANT GRATIFICATION! You have to check out this video - 08/19/10 11:54 PM
You know, it never ceases to amaze me how often or how easy it is to forget the true blessing we share in life everyday. How grateful we should be and thankful for all of the little things we all too often take for granted. Think you're having a bad day? Feeling stressed? Feeling like you need a break? I urge you to take that break right this very moment. Watch this short clip about a very incredible and inspiration man. I will tell you - it put everything back into perspective for me today. Life doesn't seem so difficult or (6 comments)
NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF THE INTERNET - 08/19/10 12:50 AM
The nature of connecting people and business through the internet has never been more popular as it is now. The results of internet advertising are phenomenal, which explains the unique and innovative ideas currently being utilized all over the net. As strange as some offers may be, you'll always find someone in the market for them. I came across one such venture with some ideas well worth it ....and some not so worth it! CHECK OUT WHAT PEOPLE WILL DO FOR $5 http://www.fiverr.com/
Believe it or not, China is developing a fleet of enormous buses that will travel on special tracks, "over traffic, not just with it. Hence, eliminating the headache of being stuck in gridlock traffic. Can you imagine buses that actually run "on schedule"? Please send them our way! Normally, this would be one of those "I'll believe it when I see it" situations, but honestly, I think it will happen, they have the technology. Where there's a will, there's a way. Shenzhen Huashi Future Parking Equipment is actually breaking ground on these special tracks for the (2 comments)
COLOUR TRENDS ARE ABOUT TO CHANGE - 08/11/10 09:05 AM
Be daring, put your personality out there for all to see! In the past, Canadians have shied away from bright vibrant colours for their living spaces, due to an uncertain economic and environmental climate, sticking with comforting neutrals like browns and beiges. In 2010-2011, they are predicting a drastic change in that trend. Canadians are looking for a brighter future, and in doing so will be choosing livelier colours to reflect their optimism in their search for that future. Colours such as deep reds and purples, vivid blues and greens, pastels such as baby blues and pinks, and earthy golds and (5 comments)
Toronto home re-sales sink 23% - 08/09/10 10:10 AM
As of June, there was a 23% drop in the level of resale homes in the Toronto area, from June of the previous year. "The pace of home sales has moderated from record levels over the past two months with the prospect of higher mortgage rates, we experienced a record number of existing home sales during the first half of 2010, but these sales were weighted more towards the beginning of the year." said Toronto Real Estate Board president Bill Johnston Despite the fact that overall sales are down from recent highs, real estate sales are persistently high in Canada's largest (0 comments)
The Jerry Maguire Approach... - 08/08/10 02:19 AM
Thanks so much for writing this blog. THIS is what I've been trying to say. It's not "Show me the money" people. It's "Fewer Clients - More Personal Attention" Totally paying it forward and "hugging" it out. Via Monte Pratt (Jack Pratt Signs): I know it's been a long time since this movie has come out, but I felt like it's time to sit down and write how I've found inspiration in Tom Cruise's character Jerry Maguire. Remember the Mission Statement that got him canned from his firm? Remember the last sentence that summed it all up? "Fewer Clients - More Personal (1 comments)
Becoming Clean and Green in the Bathroom. - 08/06/10 09:50 AM
With all the concern for our planet in recent years, one of the biggest trends in the "green" categories is conserving in the bathroom. As a result of many studies, the Ontario government announced plans to mandate water saving toilets. Many municipalities are offering incentives to residents, to motivate them to switch to energy efficient toilets. Kohler Canada offers an interactive map http://www.ca.kohler.com/savewater/rebates.htm that shows where you can get rebates in municipalities across the country. A survey done in 2008 showed that 88% of people are spending more time and doing more than just the obvious inside their bathrooms, from getting (0 comments)
HELP! I'M BURNING MYSELF OUT! - 08/04/10 09:13 AM
Do you eat, sleep and drink your work? Do you find you're having trouble shutting off your brain at night, thinking of ways to increase business? You need to learn to disconnect from it all once in awhile or you will burn out. All that brainstorming will do you no good if you make yourself ill. Force yourself to take a vacation, and leave the laptop home! The work is not going to fall apart in a few short days, and no, going to a conference and bringing the family does not constitute a vacation. If you can't afford that much (3 comments)
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