Canva Webinar Recap
On May 27th, the Kawartha Chamber in partnership with Digital Main Street, hosted ‘Canva 101: An Intro for Businesses’ a webinar that aimed to teach Canva in a relevant way to small business owners. Presented by acorn30, a digital marketing agency, the Digital Service Squad uses Canva for creating social media posts, frames for the FAQ Friday Videos, Event graphics, posters, logos and more!
Ten E-commerce Tips for Small Business Owners
No matter what kind of business you have, chances are you could benefit from embracing e-commerce as more than just a temporary accommodation to COVID-19 restrictions. The more that consumers grow used to the convenience of online shopping, the clearer it becomes that e-commerce is here to stay, even after in-person services resume. Whether you are a new business or have been established for many years, e-commerce offers opportunities that will serve your business for years to come. Now could be a good time to invest in not only creating an online presence but optimizing it so that you can grow and nurture your relationship with customers throughout lockdown and beyond. Below are 10 tips to achieve e-commerce success.
One of the benefits of working for a local business or organization is the workplace culture and environment. Rather than just another number in a large corporate machine, each employee is acknowledged and treated with care. Often being part of a local business feels almost like an extension of your family and many business owners are proud to have curated a positive work environment that results in happy, loyal and hardworking employees. Although working from home has been a difficult adjustment for many during the COVID-19 pandemic, learning how to maintain this positive work environment virtually can be even more daunting. The Kawartha Chamber wants to help! We have identified 3 key elements that help translate your work environment into a virtual setting!
Celebrating Women’s History Month & International Women’s Day!
The Kawartha Chamber of Commerce & Tourism recently elected their new Board of Directors. Of the fifteen directors and one non-voting position, ten of them are women. In recognition of International Women’s Day, we share some words of wisdom from these successful and empowering changemakers.
Choose Local! Guest Blog written by Heather Watson, Creative Director of acorn30
The COVID-19 pandemic has made all business owners re-think how they do business. Whether it’s shifting production lines to manufacture PPE and Hand Sanitizer or creating an eCommerce store to sell products online – it’s been shapeshifting for many.
As we’ve been working to find ways to adapt to doing business in a safe manner, one area that still needs to be figured out are Trade Shows. In 2020, numerous trade shows and conferences were postponed or cancelled for the year. Plans had been too far along for many show organizers to be able to shift from in-person to online events; these things take one to two years to plan and it’s difficult to turn on a dime. Show organizers with a bit more run up time were able to shift to online events.