5 Reasons Why You Must Advertise

[caption id="attachment_1723" align="alignright" width="220"] There's plenty of reasons to give print advertising a shot. Marketing expert John Jantsch explains why in a recent article of his.[/caption] Original article written by John Jantsch In this day and age of digital, print media seems to be taking a backseat, especially in terms of advertising. But, don't believe everything you hear. There's plenty of benefits to print advertising, especially when there is all eyes on you and your business (one of several benefits to advertising with Coffee News). Sending email is free, creating a Facebook page is free, Twitter outreach is free, cold-calling…

Time For a New Roof

By Amy Hancock It might finally be safe to assume that winter is over and the snow has officially gone away. This time of year homeowners turn their home maintenance focus from indoors to out. It's been years since you've thought about the condition of your roof. How can you tell if it's time for a new one? "If you're shingles are starting to curl it's definitely time for a new roof," said Dominik Plaza of Fair and Square Roofing. "You can also look for missing shingles or shakes on the roof and see if there is much debris on…

Shotz Lounge

The team has never been more excited as they flooded into the restaurant. Happy to be celebrating their first place victory at this weekend’s tournament, they find seats around the table while giving each other high-fives and excitedly re-capping the winning plays. There couldn’t be a better way to celebrate than a pizza party at Shotz Lounge,  located at the TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre in Spruce Grove. Shotz Lounge and Mountain Top Market Catering are under new ownership. The fully licensed lounge is family-friendly and a great place for groups of all ages to spend quality time together. “We’ve changed the…

Out with the Old In with the New

As our cities expand more and more homeowners are interested in living centrally in well-established neighbourhoods instead of in the far reaches of suburbia.  As a result, infill housing has become more popular.  Municipal governments support infill housing and see the benefits of reducing suburban sprawl and using existing city infrastructure.  For those planning on demolishing an older house to rebuild on a city lot, there are a few things to consider. “You want to find a demolition contractor that is covered by WCB, has insurance, a proper license, safety recognition awards and good reputation,” said Steven Knight of B&B…

Benefits of Storage for Small Business

So many workplaces have become the cluttered with old files, unused office equipment, supplies, and even merchandise.  What should be an efficient and productive area for doing business is shrinking beneath boxes, unused office furniture, and who knows what else. It’s time to consider using a storage facility for your business.  There are many benefits, including creating a more productive work environment. “Business storage is great for freeing up valuable office space and perfect for merchandisers who need more room to get organized,” said Jeffrey Corbett of U-Store-It in Edmonton.  “Office supplies and materials, files, merchandise, promotional and campaign materials…

Press’d The Sandwich Company

Press'd The Sandwich Company Nothing hits the spot at lunchtime more than sinking your teeth into a sandwich made with freshly baked bread loaded with the right combination of ingredients! Meat lovers or vegetarian, gluten-friendly or gluten-free when it comes to sandwiches no one does it better than Edmonton’s local sandwich shop: Press’d The Sandwich Company. “The biggest draw for us is that we bake our own bread in-house every single morning,” said Grant Fedorak from Press’d The Sandwich Company. “Everything is made to order and everything is fresh.” Press’d currently has two locations in Edmonton, 11214 Jasper Avenue and…

Promotional Products: Tips from the Pro’s!

Everyone has had a calendar hanging in their office with someone else's business on it. A pen from your insurance broker or a travel mug from your realtor. Every time you look at these items you are reminded of that business. Promotional products: they're subtle, they're effective, and they're everywhere. "Promotional products can boost response rates by as much as 75%," said Donna Radke of Sunshine Promotions. "It could be a constant reminder of your work." Radke told Coffee News that these tangible advertising tools complement other advertising medias, easily target different markets, and build favourable perceptions of goodwill among…

Invest in computer Training

"People don't know what they don't know," said Joanne Swensrude of Know It Sooner Computer Training. This is true for most people who use computers in their daily business.You might use the same software every day to do your job.You might think you're sufficient in software like Microsoft Excel and Word; but you could save time and money by doing it better and more efficiently. Most small business owners are juggling so many tasks they might seem it impossible to find time to receive computer training for themselves or their employees.They are 'getting by' on what they think is the…

First Aid Requirements for Business Owners

According to the Alberta Occupational Health and Safety Code every business must ensure that first aid services, equipment and supplies are available to their employees. Employers must make sure a certain number of employees have their First Aid Certification.  The number of first aiders required is determined by the number of workers on site, the sites distance from emergency services, and which hazard category the business falls under. “The government makes first aid training mandatory within business to ensure that health and safety standards are upheld,” said Dominique Graf, owner of Breath for Life (First Aid Education) Inc in Edmonton.…

Cafe Express

Cafe Express is Acheson’s newest deli cafe specializing in hot and cold sandwiches as well as specialty coffees. Cafe Express is owned and operated by Carmen and Dave Hrycak. With over 15 years of customer service experience, we are proud to offer a warm and welcoming atmosphere where our customers can sit and enjoy a great meal. We also know that many of Acheson’s employees get short lunch breaks, so we have created a great phone in order service where you can call ahead and pickup your lunch when you want it. Cafe Express offers fresh deli sandwiches and hot…