marketing metrics

3 Marketing Metrics Small Businesses Should be Tracking

3 Marketing Metrics Small Businesses Should Be Tracking What is your reaction when I say the word “metrics?” Do your eyes glaze over? Do you feel uneasy? Do you sit up a little straighter in your chair, excited to sharpen your pencil and get down to work? If you fall into the third category, you have my utmost respect, and …

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3 Solutions for Companies Struggling with Digital Transformation

3 Solutions for Companies Struggling with Digital Transformation I joke sometimes that I wanted to be my own boss but ended up with Google as my boss. An enormous part of generating new leads for your business happens online. If the internet is the ocean, Google is the boat, the fishing line and increasingly, the fish. However, while we’re all …

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Canadian small businesses

13 Canadian Small Businesses Grants and Loans

13 Canadian Small Businesses Grants and Loans Small businesses drive the Canadian economy forward. For context, by 2021, small businesses were employing 63.8% of the country’s total labour force (a whopping 10.3 million people), whereas big companies were employing 2.4 million people (15.1% of the active labour force.)  Small businesses’ role in the economic recovery post-pandemic and beyond doesn’t go …

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These 3 things are non-negotiable to make social media work in 2024

These 3 things are non-negotiable to make social media work in 2024 I’ve had lots of good discussion this week about the merits of social media for small business after last week’s blog. Some people feel strongly that social media can work for small business. I’d agree with that. It can work. So can hiring a skywriter. I’m looking for …

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