Blog Tag: business

Summer Fun and Fantastic Deals at the Lakefield Sidewalk Sale!

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Lakefield’s annual Sidewalk Sale is fast approaching!

The sale will take place Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm on Queen street between Bridge and Reid Streets!

Come out for a unique shopping experience that will feature the best of Lakefield’s unique local shops with exclusive deals on; clothing, home decor, spa services, adventure gear and much more!

During the Sidewalk Sale there will also be many special events taking place such as:

  • Live Music on the street all day!
  • A BBQ hosted by IDA Pharmacy supporting Selwyn Township Fire Fighters, who will have their trucks parked on the street for kids to see and take photos with!
  • A Dunk tank presented by Salon Sorella
  • Raffle ticket sales from the Lakefield Lions, St. Pauls Parish and St. Joseph’s Catholic Women’s league
  • Fitness Circuit set up by Your Body You
  • & exclusive deals from many retail participants!

Be sure to stop by the Kawartha Chamber booth day-of for fun games, a fundraiser for Habitat for Humanity and all your local info needs!

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Employee Wellness – A Concern For All Business Owners

Why should a business owner be interested in wellness? People who live healthy lifestyles and are happy at home and at work, get sick less, are absent less and are the most productive at work. This saves money on temporary staffing, staff turnover and benefit plan premiums. According to a related article I recently read:
  • The Canadian Economy loses over $16.6 billion every year due to absenteeism.
  • Obese Canadian employees have 77% higher drug costs and spend 35% more on health services.
  • Mental health addictions account for two-thirds of all disability claims in Canada.

For busy business owners, implementing a wellness program can seem time-consuming and expensive. The reality is launching an effective wellness program is a proactive business decision that can directly affect your bottom line.

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8 Easy Steps to Attracting Your Ideal Customer and Improving Sales

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One of the most common mistakes businesses make is wanting to be all things to all customers. Just as in life and friendships, you will never be everyone’s “cup of tea.”

That’s okay. It’s more than okay.

Understanding this and attracting your ideal customer is the one way to build loyalty among your clients and provide them with the services and products they need. In personalizing your sales approach you will gain more, not less. Here’s how you can go about doing that:

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What Beautiful Woodview has to Offer: Business After Hours!

The Community of Woodview is aptly named. Nestled in the Township of North Kawartha between Stoney Lake and Julian Lake, natural beauty is easy to find right off the highway. Accommodations in the area take full advantage of this, offering guests sweeping vistas on the shorelines of nearby lakes, and the peaceful tranquility of the surrounding forested landscape. Attendees of our Business After Hours Woodview Hop experienced this first hand while visiting Woodview on the Lake and Viamede Resort!

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A view of Stoney Lake from Viamede Resort in Woodview.

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Strategic Planning and Enterprise Risk Management: A one-two punch to knock out road blocks to your success!

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Strategic Planning and Risk Management is how you can increase your chance of success and increase the value of your organization.

Small and medium sized businesses are often too busy running the day-to-day operations to stop and plan for the future.  The owner has a vision in their mind of what they want the future of their company to look like but they take little time to plan for that vision. It was pointed out in a recent Globe and Mail article that businesses that create formal strategic plans increase their chance of success by 30 to 50 percent. (more…)