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Join Sheri Bruneau, President of Brighter Business Empower as she does a role reversal with VP Christina Rowsell. Christina is normally the host of the Brighter Business Empower Members Profile. But now it's Christina's turn to be interviewed. Find out how Christina Rowsell got her start in radio to where she is today with Brighter Business Empower and as the blogger behind the popular Blog The Brighter Side YYC.
Plus, get your FREE edition of the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.
Our guest speakers today are Tracey Agnew and Nathalie Wright from The Co-Operators. Both are Insurance & Financial Advisors plus owners of their own Insurance branches respectively of Agnew Insurance Ltd of the Co-operators and Wright Insurance Agencies representing the Co-Operators. Tracey has over 19 years experience in the insurance industry as an agent and owner of several small businesses. Nathalie began her career with the Co-operators in 1989. Together they’re here to educate small business owners on what is important when it comes to business insurance. Both are dedicated to helping you succeed, and making sure you are covered properly for those unexpected events. Please welcome Tracey Agnew and Nathalie Wright.
Become a Brighter Business Empower Member today at www.brighterbusinessempower.com
It’s not enough just to have a Social Media profile (Facebook business page, a Twitter account, a LinkedIn Profile, etc.) The whole idea behind Social Media is being social! Setting up Social Media profiles is one small step in having your business be social. Having a Social Media Strategy is the big piece that many business owners fail to think about and create!
In this session, Sheri will walk you through a 5 Step Cycle for creating a Social Media strategy for you and your company. Come ready to think, to learn, and to move your business forward with Social Media!
Sheri Bruneau is the owner and founder of Get It Together Inc., and the co-founder of Brighter Business Empower Inc.,
Service learning and civic engagement is an integral part of a Bryant University education. Bryant's mission is to develop its students into well-rounded, socially conscious leaders who will use their experiences and understanding to create a culture of community involvement and corporate responsibility at any future workplace and community.
Bryant University students Julia Leffray, Gabriela Martin, Tara Walker, Aneesh Mysore, Terrill Toe and Scout Benson are required to take a course called Management 200 as part of their curriculum of studies. In this course, students are members of a team that partners with local nonprofit agencies and applies management skills to semester-long projects that include fundraising, operations management, event planning, and program development.
Enter Paul Roselli, past Voice of Leadership guest; filmmaker and executive producer of These Three Words, a film about hope, love, and life; a film about 5 individuals with brain cancer.
Julia, Gabriela, Tara, Aneesh, Terrill and Scout were drawn to Paul's passion about this subject and applied to partner with him as their project. Paul chose them, hands down out of three separate groups that applied to work with him.
Our story is about how changing the perception about brain cancer has become a legacy program for these students; one that they hope will sustain itself even after they've graduated.
Brighter Skies is the name of their project.
Today we’re talking to Christina Rowsell. Christina has over 22 years experience in the media. During that time as a host, producer and reporter, she has gained helpful knowledge and wisdom, imparting this to small business owners. Such guidance includes how to write and send your own press release, how to create your own media contact, and how to find a voice & personality that are truly your own.
Christina can guide you to become a confident public speaker. She can coach you on how to talk to the media. AND she has valuable information on how to use the media to grow your business!
Find out more about Christina at www.christinarowsell.com. Plus, she is the Editor-In-Chief of the Brighter Business Empower Magazine. Read all 5 issues HERE.
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) released a new research report that looks at how Canada’s entrepreneurs can stay at the top of their game by mastering five fundamentals of business success and steering clear of five common pitfalls.
The report identifies factors that are key predictors of business success. In fact, they appear to be common to many of Canada’s “most successful” business leaders, defined as the top 20% of businesses based on recent financial performance and employment growth, regardless of the industry in which they operate. The other 80% of Canadian entrepreneurs surveyed were classified as “all others.”
“A common thread here is that it’s all about the power of strong relationships,” said Pierre Cléroux, BDC Chief Economist. “Whether it is about the importance of seeking outside advice, hiring and maintaining good employees, or building a solid rapport with your suppliers, never underestimate the value of relationships.”
Join us as we talk to Pierre Cleroux. Call us with your questions 1-877-299-9994.
Be sure to read the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE. Filled with articles from industry experts. Brighter Business Empower is to Empower Individuals To Succeed In Business. You are a business owner. You have questions. We have the answer to your questions!
Heard the buzz about tweet chats? They are live events that take place on twitter at a pre-set time about a particular topic, overseen by a moderator.
These virtual conversations are a great way to engage with your community. They go a long way in helping you connect with new people who have similar interests and strengthen existing online relationships.
Join us as we talk to Heather Broad, Calgary City Director for Entrepreneur Mom Now. She'll walk us through the benefits of Tweet Chats and guide you on how to get started.
Learn more about Entrepreneur Mom Now HERE. Plus, read Heather's Article in the 5th Issue of the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.
I know I’m preaching to the choir when I say an entrepreneur’s life is busy and stressful. It’s the understatement of the year. Your to-do list is longer than a hipster’s beard and your energy level … well let’s just say it’s pretty non-existent. So the thought of adding exercise to the mayhem is enough to make you want to curl up in the fetal position and sleep for a month.
You’re probably asking yourself right now, “How can I possibly add one more thing to my schedule?” It’s not as crazy as you think. And it’s worth it in the long run. Cara Fullerton is going to give you several ways on how you can do it.
Cara Fullerton is a recovering Morning TV reporter turned Healthy Lifestyle Coach. Using life coaching skills, plus her experience as a personal trainer she helps people who have failed at every diet out there, put their life on hold until they lose 10lbs, or who just need a really good energy boost. She helps them fall in love with their lives again! Visit Cara online HERE! Plus read her article in the 5th Issue of the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.
Sheri Bruneau is the owner of Get IT Together. She has the absolute pleasure of helping her clients fall in love with their homes by redesigning and organizing spaces, by assisting clients getting ready to move, as well as helping her clients settle in to their new homes.
I’ve always wanted to find a way to thank my clients for choosing my company. In considering what I could do for them, I wanted to find something that would make a lasting impression and that would also show that I care. In addition, it needed to be something that would not break the bank or add unnecessary or unwanted clutter to a home.
The power of a little thank you gift has been of great benefit to my business. Every single time I leave one of these behind, I receive positive comments. These little gifts, along with personal notes to our clients, leave a lasting impression.
The power of a thank you will go a long, long way!
Join us as we talk to Sheri Bruneau, Owner of Get It Together as we discuss what small tokens you can do to move your business forward.
Read Sheri's article in Issue 5 of the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.
In a world where loyalty to a company is almost old fashioned, and where it is so easy to access any business at any time, it is critical to make your small business stand out. One way to do this is to create an environment where clients feel valued and listened to. In her workshop, Powerful Conversations, Life, Business and Leadership Coach, Elizabeth Critchley, teaches the secret of listening along with asking the right questions to allow clients to know they are seen as individuals and to know that they are valued. Sometimes what is unsaid is just as important as what is said. In this Blog Talk Radio program, get some insight into some of the strategies from her workshop that you can use to enhance your client experience and loyalty.
Elizabeth Critchley is a certified, professional Life Coach and the owner of Impact Coaching. She excels at helping motivated clients clearly define and work toward their goals, dreams and purpose in both their professional and personal lives. She is also the founder and President of The Building Hope Society, a Canadian charity that builds schools for children in Kenya.
You can read Elizabeth's article in the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.
Shannon Bowen Smed was born an entrepreneur. Her mother, Laverne Bowen, founded BOWEN in 1974 and Shannon grew up in the business. She honed her skills in a variety of roles within the company including administration, recruiting, sales and marketing, human resources, and operations. In 1996, Shannon became BOWEN's President and CEO and under her leadership, the company has flourished, growing in size and service offerings while staying true to its commitment to help organizations find great people and people find great organizations.
Today, BOWEN is considered the contract manager of choice within the energy sector and provides customized workforce solutions to meet the ever-changing needs of its diverse client base, which includes 60 per cent of the Fortune 500 companies. The company is well-known for attracting top quality candidates and providing talent management across a broad spectrum of roles and industries.
Shannon suggests that one of the key components of the company’s success is in understanding “...that we can’t be great at all things...we can grow the business so far with pure talent and determination...” But she acknowledges that there comes a point when as a business owner, it is essential to get help or support where it’s needed.
Join us as we discuss business opportunities that turn failure into success. You can read Shannon Bowen Smeds' article in our latest Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE.
Visit www.bowenworks.ca for more information on Shannon and BOWEN.
Search engines often use the number of backlinks that a website has as one of the most important factors for determining that website's search engine ranking, popularity and importance.
Basically, the better the backlinks the better chance you have at being found in the world wide web. There are several factors that determine the value of a backlink. For example if you have backlinks from authoritative site on a given topic, these backlinks become highly valuable.
Vincent Tudor is an SEO specialist with WYK Web Solutions will join us to help you understand how backlinks work. How to utilize your content. Plus, what keywords you should use to make backlinks work for you..
Read more in Vincent's article in Issue 5 of the Brighter Business Empower Magazine HERE! For more on Vincent click on WYK WEB.