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Straight Talk: What kind of message does your staff attire send?

As an employer, you may sometimes find yourself walking the fine line of needing to counsel an otherwise great employee on various aspects of their …

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Protect your profits

For as long as J.R. Pandy can remember, he’s been involved with the day-to-day operations of Pandy’s Garden Center in Elyria, Ohio, a business his …

Clothing make garden centres more fashionable and help the bottom line

When Wim Vander Zalm decided to set up a fashion department in his Port Coquitlam garden centre six years ago, other garden centre owners thought he …

Walmart strikes deal with Visa to settle credit card fee dispute

Visa cards will once again be accepted for payment in all Canadian Walmart stores<p>A six-month spat between the world's largest retailer and the …

Seed catalogs: Introducing our favorites

Many gardeners spend every spare moment perusing seed catalogs in the winter, looking for their family’s next favorite vegetable or flower, and …

Gardening

Why mobile payments are set to go mainstream in Canada

<i>Angela Brown is president and CEO of Moneris.</i><p>It’s been a long time coming, but Canada is finally ready for the mobile payments revolution. The prolonged wait has had less to do with the viability of the technology, but rather, the absence of the right ingredients for adoption.<p>Consumer preference, …

FinTech

Frankie Flowers helps you get your garden winter-ready

Summer grilling doesn't just brings out the best get-togethers, but also the best in barbecued steaks. Don't throw your t-bones and sirloins into the …

Report: Generation Z Will Have Greatest Impact on Future Retail

Apparel brands may not only be on the hunt for Millennials.<p>According to a recent Retail Perceptions report, Generation Z will determine retail’s …

Workplace Safety Rules: Convince Supervisors to Enforce Them

Floor supervisors are a safety professional's allies! Get their help to enforce workplace safety rules and strengthen your safety culture from the …

Pokemon Go Is Driving Insane Amounts of Sales at Small, Local Businesses. Here's How It Works

For $1.19 an hour, you can have more customers than you've ever seen in your life<p>The speed at which Pokemon Go has spread is unprecedented. Less than a week after launch, this augmented reality mobile exploration game has been installed on twice as many phones as Tinder, it has double the …

Pokémon

8 Tips to Grow Your Business Using Social Media

In today’s market, harnessing the power of social media is a must if you want to grow your business and grow your brand. From my Instagram posts to my Twitter announcements, I have found that there is no end to the new opportunities that a carefully managed social media campaign can bring. With …

Social Media Marketing

A pillar of strength

Growing vegetables vertically on trellises and other types of supports has never been more popular. The reasons are not hard to guess. First, it …

Make Your Pins Count: 7 Ways to Drive Sales and Traffic with Pinterest

It is Pinterest’s fault that I now own a 1970 camper trailer.<p>It all started quite innocently at the apex of the glamping trend, when my childhood …

Social Media Marketing

Indoor Gardening Poised to be the Next Big Thing with Launch of New ‘Modern Homesteading’ at Cultivate’16

A must-attend event at this year’s Cultivate is the unveiling of Modern Homesteading, an exclusive certified dealer program to fast track independent …

Gardening

How To Create Retail Store Interiors That Get People To Purchase Your Products

Retail has been around for a mighty long time and one thing we know is that there are a lot of different approaches when it comes to designing the …

eCommerce

Retailers’ personalization efforts fall short of consumer expectations

Image courtesy of PrintempsWhen it comes to personalization, retailers’ ideas of their own capabilities are often inflated when compared to …

Customer Experience

20 Genuine Gestures That Will Boost Your Business and Cost You Nothing

As every entrepreneur understands, one of the most significant challenges to any business is money. Getting a business off the ground or through a growth stage requires capital and other resources. And while bootstrapping is an effective strategy to employ, it has its share of limitations.<p>With that …

Body Language

How to respond to the most common types of online reviews - The Business Journals

Response: “Kathy, we are so glad to hear you and your husband had a nice time at The Baron Spa! We are going to continue to offer yoga classes on a …

Small Business

The Marketing Advantages of Being a Small Business

Many small businesses don't have designated marketing staff or much of a marketing budget, but that doesn't mean that you can't have a very successful marketing strategy. Small businesses actually have the advantage when it comes to marketing, especially in the digital realm. Here's why:<p><b>You have</b> …

Small Business

3 Ways to Market Your Local Business Online

According to research from Verisign, 91 percent of consumers use the Internet to look for local goods and services.¹ If your local business is not …

Customer Service

5 ways you’re messing up your marketing

1. Use analytics and testing to understand your customers better.<p>Your market is always evolving. What worked 20 years ago probably won’t work as well …

Collecting HST and GST is a big pain for small business

For most small-business owners it’s probably safe to say that collecting taxes on behalf of the government can be a nuisance.<p>“These are in the category that are called ‘trust monies,’” said Dale Barrett, of Toronto-based Barrett Tax Law, “and the Canada Revenue Agency goes crazy over trust …

Small Business

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To draw new customers, try something such as a “bring-a-friend” promotion.<p><b>9. Cable TV advertising.</b><p>So you can’t afford to advertise your business …

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It isn’t impossible to do marketing, and advertising, and video marketing and everything in between. In fact, that might be just what your business …

Canadian Retailer - Spring 2016

8 Effective Small Business Expansion Tips

Eventually every small business owner wants their business to grow and expand. But how do you grow a small business into a big one? What are some of …

Small Business

How to boost productivity in a small business

Published: 22 Apr 2016<p>Last Updated: 24 May 2016<p>It’s been a headache for everyone (not least the government) and Britain’s productivity problem hasn’t …