Saturday, May 18th, 2013

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  • Are You Liable if Your Part-Time Staff is Injured?


    Are you liable if your part-time employee is injured? (Photo: Vangelis Thomaidis)The current economic climate is starting to make many people think differently, particularly when it comes to their outgoings. A number are beginning to question, ' do I really need that', 'can I get it cheaper somewhere else' and more commonly, ' I wonder if there's a daily deal for that'. For discount haircuts and savings on your next beauty treatment these can be a real bargain, however going for the cheaper option when it comes to staff members might not be such a good idea.

    Currently, employers in Canada and here in the UK are looking to make both immediate and long term savings
    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert,Legal Basics ] • [ 11/06/12 ]
  • How do I Deal With a Negative Family Member?


    Carmen Jubinville, The Big Life Coach, gives advice on how to deal with a negative family member. She also gives examples on how you can set clear boundaries in a way that is respectful to you and the person you’re speaking with.

    [ Read More ] • [ 4 Comments ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert ] • [ 2/28/12 ]
  • How do I Bring Customers to My Online Jewellery Store?


    Salma Khan from New York asks, “I am opening my online jewelry business soon, God willing. Do you have any suggestions for me as a new business owner, how can I get people to see my jewelry line and keep them coming back for more?” Cathy Watters helps her brainstorm ideas that include both on-line and in-person networking, sales, and strategic alliances.

    [ Read More ] • [ 8 Comments ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert ] • [ 7/18/11 ]
  • Ask Joy: Stop Marketing! Start Engaging


    A shy entrepreneur who gets nervous in the limelight has trouble generating publicity for her online business. Joy Donnell of “Do It In Public” gives advice. This is the first time we’re incorporating a Video, so now you can watch or read the article. Let us know what you think!

    [ Read More ] • [ No Comments ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert ] • [ 6/11/11 ]
  • Ask Joy: How do I start a Twitter Chat?


    Joy Donnell answers your questions about marketing, PR, business, and other entrepreneurial things. This month, find out how to start and run a Twitter Chat, and use it to gain a following, help your branding, and establish or increase your business reputation.

    [ Read More ] • [ 1 Comment ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert ] • [ 5/02/11 ]
  • Ask Joy: I’m afraid to publicize myself. What do I do?


    What do you do when you need to advertise your small business, but you’re afraid to take that step? Do you get tongue-tied when speaking to people, or break into a sweat just thinking about bringing attention to yourself? Joy gives her advice on how to battle self-doubt and grow into your PR confidence.

    [ Read More ] • [ 3 Comments ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert ] • [ 4/01/11 ]
  • Ask Joy: Help! My Press Releases aren’t working


    Joy Donnell, PR specialist and syndicated columnist, is the “Dear Abby” of the business world, answering your toughest PR questions. In her first article for us, Joy reveals whether traditional Press Releases still work in a social-media world. And, how CAN you best promote your business?

    [ Read More ] • [ 2 Comments ] • [ Filed under Ask an Expert ] • [ 3/03/11 ]
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