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…

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…

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…

Make the most of your Winter Escape

As winter blows into town it triggers a seemingly annual Google search for tropical holiday destinations.  We might not be in the brunt of it yet, but those who live in the prairies know that by January or February a getaway to somewhere warm (anywhere warm) will be necessary. “We’re getting into our busy season because of all the winter travelers,” said Angie Garred of Dive Outfitters, an Edmonton-based company offering scuba diving and snorkeling courses and equipment. Snorkeling is a popular activity on warm destination holidays.  Dive Outfitters offers high quality snorkeling gear and instructional courses in the NAIT…

A Vacation on Wheels

By Amy Hancock Despite the piles of snow that seem to be lingering this spring, somewhere in the not-so-far distance summer is waiting to appear. For many people this means RV season is approaching. Are you an avid RV vacationer and need to prepare your unit for summer? Have you always wanted to give "RVing" a try? Coffee News spoke with Cross Country RV, a full service RV dealer located near Acheson at Glowing Embers RV Park, and they have advice for both. "This time of year RV owners come in to de-winterize their units," said Milt Vinet of Cross Country…