When 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
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
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
“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
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
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
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