25 Jun 2013

Canadian home prices, sales increase in May

According to a recent Canadian Real Estate Association report, Canadian home sales increased 3.6 percent in May on a month-over-month comparison, accounting for the largest gain in more than two years, while prices hit an average of $388,910, up 3.7 percent during the same period of time."The increase lifted national…

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24 Jun 2013

Finding ways to engage employees can be easier said than done, but it makes the difference in boosting productivity at a small business.Improving employee engagement can improve a bottom line, customer service, operating income and the…

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24 Jun 2013

Good customer service can help a small business get off its feet, while poor customer service can snuff it out like a candle.Small businesses need to set themselves apart from larger businesses by the way…

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21 Jun 2013

According to a recent report from RealNet Canada, home prices in the greater Toronto area averaged a record high $644,427 during May. The report indicated that the price increase is likely due to the waning supply of…

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21 Jun 2013

Any small business should be looking high and low for ways to improve customer service. This should be an area where small businesses make their mark and set themselves apart from larger businesses. One way to…

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19 Jun 2013

As it is now six months into the year, every small-business owner should take a step back and assess their progress in the first half of the year. Crunching the numbers and seeing how you…

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18 Jun 2013

According to a recent report from the Canadian Real Estate Association, home sales in Canada increased by 3.6 percent in May on a month-over-month comparison. The report also indicated that home prices increased 3.7 percent…

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17 Jun 2013

Seasonal marketing can boost a business' profits, encourage new customers and help retain current customers. This means implementing marketing strategies that take advantage of seasonal trends. For example, it's easier to sell ice skates in the winter…

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17 Jun 2013

Implementing a video marketing campaign will likely lead to more customers, sales, referrals, social media followers and overall interest.According to a recent report from The Toronto Star, promoting a small business through YouTube can have…

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14 Jun 2013

Mobile marketing has been increasing in popularity since the rise of the smartphone.Any small business can benefit from implementing a mobile market campaign. This can be particularly beneficial because it allows a business to be…

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13 Jun 2013

Toronto's housing market is booming, thanks in part to the rising popularity of condominiums.According to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, condo starts reached 176,000 units in April, well above the initially anticipated 175,000 units. While…

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12 Jun 2013

The Toronto housing market is among the top in Canada and recent report showed that was no different in May.According to the Toronto Real Estate Board, home prices hit a record-high $542,174 in the greater…

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11 Jun 2013

The latest repot from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation showed that housing starts in the Toronto metropolitan area came in at 34,386 in May, up from 33,777 in April. The increase bodes well for the…

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10 Jun 2013

When operating a small business, there is little room for waste. All employees need to be running on all cylinders, and there is no room for useless spending. With that being said, small-business owners will…

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7 Jun 2013

Leger, the largest Canadian-owned polling, research and strategic marketing firm, recently conducted consumer and business surveys of more than 1,000 individuals for the Consumer Choice Awards. The awards are coveted by businesses, as consumers vote on whether…

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7 Jun 2013

Any small business could benefit from a target market analysis. A target market analysis does a number of things to help a small business. First, it will tell you everything about who is buying your product.…

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6 Jun 2013

A recent report from the Toronto Real Estate Board showed that home prices in Toronto were up in May.According to the report, Toronto home prices climbed 5.4 percent in May on a year-over-year comparison. The…

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5 Jun 2013

A small-business owner's store or office space might be the first and only thing a customer sees, meaning it is important it is organized and not falling apart at the seams. While small-business owners are sometimes…

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5 Jun 2013

Entrepreneurs often get held up by their finances early on, but one outlet might provide a solution. Crowdfunding is a new phenomenon sweeping small businesses across the globe. The idea is an that entrepreneur posts an innovative…

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