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Speed Matters!

loadingWhen I was developing eViewVillage several years ago the last thing on my mind was the speed of the site. My goal was to launch a site with 50 online Canadian shops under a variety of different categories. The initial release offered 1 category per shop, no shop data (profiles) and direct links to merchants’ sites. I struggled to find 50 “victims” who would agree to allow me to advertise them for free based on an idea. I had nothing to show them. 🙂 Read More

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The 3 Little Words I Need to Hear From Technical Support

Let me begin by saying the 3 little words are NOT “I Love You”! Mind you if you answer my tech support call and resolve my issue efficiently with minimal drama I may just utter those words myself out of sheer surprise and extreme gratitude! I think back to a simpler time when I was able to go about my day-to-day life without seeking technical support from others. Read More

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What’s All the Fuss About Shopping Online?

I’m a healthy middle-aged woman living in the largest metropolitan city in Canada. With my children growing up I have more freedom now than when they were little. I own a car and live within minutes of numerous shopping centres. Is there any possible reason why I would ever consider or need to engage in shopping online? I can’t think of ONE reason why I would choose to shop online! Read More

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Has Technology Made It Too Easy To Apply For Jobs?

“I’ve emailed 100’s of resumes and applied to 100’s of jobs online! I’ve had so many replies I can’t keep up with them all!” When was the last time you heard this complaint? In reality there is typically little to no response to numerous electronic job applications! Read More

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Life Lesson: Am I Talking to the Right Person?

One of the advantages of growing older is that you have a pool of life lessons to draw from for solving everyday problems! One of those life lessons that I use frequently is “Make sure you’re talking to the right person!” This lesson hit home recently and prompted me to write this article. Read More

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Has Technology Made Us Careless?

A guy steps up to the check-in counter in the Toronto airport and says to the attendant “Good morning! Could you please check me in on the flight to Winnipeg and send my bag to Cancun!”. Though a bit surprised by the request, the woman behind the counter responds politely “I’m sorry sir. I can certainly check you in on your flight to Winnipeg but your bag will have to go with you. I can’t send your bag to Cancun”. The gentleman grins and replies “But you did it last time!”. Read More

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10 Business Lessons Learned From Collecting Money for Teachers’ Gifts

When my 3 children were younger I often volunteered (or was volunteered!) to collect money for holiday or end-of-year teachers’ gifts. What initially sounded like a pretty straightforward task ended up being an eye-opening and life learning experience. Many lessons that can be directly applied to business were learned from the relatively small task of collecting money from parents. Read More