All tagged small business
The season of giving thanks is upon us, prompting us to think about how small businesses give back. Philanthropy is an important aspect of any business’s social conscious, and can have a number of benefits for businesses that choose to partake. How does a business quantify these rewards? Here are a few metrics by which to measure the value of giving back.
Customer support is a vital part of any business, but leaving customers with a good impression is particularly important for small businesses who rely on their reputation and word of mouth. That said, it can be difficult to support customers in the ways they expect, especially when they're upset or hostile. Here are 3 key points to use in any customer support conversation. These points will help diffuse the situation and create best outcomes for both parties.
Whether you work from home or an office, plants are an easy way to add colour and life while creating a healthier, cleaner environment. Here are 4 of the best plants to improve your workspace!
It's our first anniversary this week and we're so happy to say we've been celebrating handmade for one whole year. WOW! In that time, Nook 2 Nook Canada has published 64 blogs related to the Canadian handmade experience. That's 29 Maker Stories, 5 Maker Made Gift Guides, 22 Small Business Tips and Tools informational articles, 3 Shop Small blogs, 2 Maker Inspiration blogs and 3 DIY tutorials! So, for our 65th blog, we're celebrating our anniversary and everything handmade with a rundown of our maker features so far and a list of 5 favourites from N2N's storyteller Andie Hartshorne.
Every business owner has been there. Lists and lists of tasks that need doing, and the biggest, most important ones always seem to get shuffled to the bottom of the heap. It’s not intentional, it just seems that the busier we are, the more we procrastinate. According to author and psychiatrist Ned Hallowell, that’s exactly the case; “We procrastinate because we all have too much to do”. Although it seems counterintuitive, keeping busy with our day-to-day tasks is a common way to put off the bigger, scarier tasks that need doing. Often we do this because we’re uncertain of how to move forward, or simply dislike the task. So how do we break the cycle? Here are three tips to get you on the path to crushing those big tasks.
Most of us know by now that supporting small, local and artisan businesses is important. What you may not know is that shopping isn't the only way to support and give props to the businesses you love. Engaging with small businesses you enjoy on social media is a valuable tool for supporting and sharing the #smallbiz love.