Your Website Host Can Help You Grow Your Business

Although most companies spend a lot of time and energy creating compelling internet sites so that they can expand their business, the role that your website host quietly plays is rarely discussed in any business writing. Continue reading “Your Website Host Can Help You Grow Your Business”

A WordPress Gallery for some favourite SMMbc images

Here we demonstrate a standard WordPress Gallery to show some favourite images that have been displayed over the years on the SMMbc blogs.  You can see the full-size images by clicking on any of them.  From that full-size image, you can move forward or backwards to see other full-size images.

Note that this gallery is produced simply with the WordPress Visual Editor using the shortcode for gallery.  There are many possible layouts for galleries using this approach.  You can even arrange to have an automatic slideshow that displays the images automatically in whatever order you wish.  Or you can have them appear in a random order. Further details on this are covered in the BPWrap article, Should I use a Drag and Drop theme with WordPress. Continue reading “A WordPress Gallery for some favourite SMMbc images”

How to Implement A Business Insurance Program Efficiently

Proper insurance can be put in place as a business grows if beneficial steps are followed in a practical way. Because the process of implementing insurance procedures can be somewhat challenging during the early phases, most managers run into problems when they try to structure terms that appropriately balance risks and key finances. If you need help picking a suitable policy for your business, you can simplify the process by developing strategies and structuring finances by working with an insurance consultant. Continue reading “How to Implement A Business Insurance Program Efficiently”

‘Light Up the Choirs’ fundraisers for British Columbia wildfire relief

The British Columbia Choral Federation (BCCF) has announced ‘Light Up the Choirs’ fundraiser events will be held around Metro Vancouver for wildfire relief. These benefit concerts are scheduled for the weekend of September 22-24, 2017.
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Managing large crowds safely

In the age of Internet and social media, it is more and more frequent that large crowds gather together whether it be for sporting events or for live entertainment shows. Unfortunately, we also see situations where such large crowds are vulnerable to terror attacks or life-threatening factors such as fires.

Thankfully it is not difficult to find support and advice on the best ways of guarding against such dangers. One such guide is published in the UK by the Health and Safety Executive and is entitled “Managing Crowds Safely“. It aims to provide practical guidelines on managing crowd safety in a systematic way by setting out an approach which can be utilised by organisers of any event or venue. Continue reading “Managing large crowds safely”

Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) products at 50% off regular prices from stock in Canada

As some may know, Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) has been offline for some months. This was due to some major unforeseen problems. Word has it that these are being attended to and soon we hope to see these excellent products again in the marketplace. Undoubtedly there will be a change in the branding of these products but the high quality will be maintained.

If you are running low on your favourites then we are happy to say that some stock is on hand at my wife Vivianne’s Window on the World of Flavour Sensations website which may meet your needs. Continue reading “Your Inspiration At Home (YIAH) products at 50% off regular prices from stock in Canada”

Tips for Keeping Your Employees and Your Products Safe

As important as it is to protect your business, your employees, and your assets, sometimes bad things find a way of happening anyway. If you’ve had to deal with an unfortunate incident in the past, you might be wondering if there’s anything you could have done to prevent it. While no one can guarantee protection, there are a few steps you can do to try and keep your business more secure in the future.

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The Power of Influence and Persuasion

Robert Cialdini
Robert Cialdini

Because of the world-wide recognition of Dr. Robert Cialdini’s cutting edge scientific research and his ethical business and policy applications, he is frequently regarded as the “Godfather of influence.” You can read more about his thinking in a recent article,  Why you say yes, even when you don’t want to. Continue reading “The Power of Influence and Persuasion”

Practical Lubricant Product Strategies for Construction Businesses

Industrial lubricant manufacturers  sell a variety of solutions that benefit construction businesses; however, certain steps must be followed so that workers can use each lubricant product effectively and efficiently during different industrial situations. In order to ensure professional results, a manager must have practical management solutions, proper maintenance routines, and reliable maintenance strategies. Continue reading “Practical Lubricant Product Strategies for Construction Businesses”