Curbside vs. Superdetail


Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Consider this scenario: While visiting your local hobby shop, looking for a challenge for your next project, you happen across two new kits. As luck would have it, they are both representations of classic (1950’s or 1960’s) autos that you have never built before.

SBEC seminar – Risk Management for Small Business

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Orangeville, ON (Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre) The Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre presents a new seminar on Risk Management for Small Business

Charles McCabe, local Business Development and Risk Management Consultant, and Dave Proctor, Utility Financial Concepts Inc., will discuss the importance of risk management to the long term viability and profitability of the business.

SBEC seminar – Starting a Small Business

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Orangeville, ON (Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise Centre) Explore the advantages and disadvantages of owning your own business and discover the skills and characteristics shared by successful entrepreneurs.  Find out what is involved in starting a small business in Ontario and why a business plan is so important.  This workshop will answer many of your start-up questions and provide you with the tools you need to begin working on your own “roadmap” to success.

Do you know a young person who would like to be an entrepreneur?

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Orangeville, ON (Orangeville & Area Small Business Enterprise CentreYou may know a young person who is interested in being an entrepreneur. If so, here are two programs at SBEC that may be of interest.

Summer Company 2015 – The Summer Company program provides students between the ages of 15 and 29 with an exciting opportunity to explore entrepreneurship first hand.  The deadline to apply is May 8, 2015.

The hidden benefits of sweepstakes

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Amherst, NH (Kevin Nunley) Sweepstakes or contests are a staple of business promotion. Even if only a fraction of your customers are interested in winning, many more will enjoy the increased excitement a contest brings your website or store.

If customers are comparison shopping and your competitors’ prices are about the same as yours, many customers will buy at the last place they visit. It is simply more convenient.

You cannot NOT market


Burlington, ON (George Torok) Everything you do – or don’t do sends a message and marketing is about sending messages. You can market well or you can market poorly, but you cannot – not market!

What message are you sending with your dress, stationery, phone message and printed materials? Is it the message you intend to send? Your prospects don’t listen only to the message you want to send – they observe and interpret your unintended messages as well.

Rule #8


Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) Ingenuity made our world what it is today. Unless someone had taken the time to dream and look at different possibiities we would not have the marvels of technology we accept as commonplace. Our locksmithing industry came from the same roots. Mechanically minded people with an inquisitive nature form the backbone of locksmithing. All tricks of the trade come from people with an ingenious flair.