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”

‘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”

When does a small business loan make sense

Going into debt for your business might not seem like a good idea, but there are reasons when it becomes a necessity. Weighing the costs of taking out a loan, whether a substandard loan or a traditional loan, could prove fruitful. If you are in a position to take a leap, but you lack working capital, here are three reasons why applying for a business loan makes perfect sense. Continue reading “When does a small business loan make sense”

How To Support Your Employees and Help Your Small Business Grow

Running a small business can be a rewarding and satisfying experience, but it also takes a lot of hard work and determination. Some experts say that half of all new small businesses will fail in the first year of operation, and others say that up to 90 percent of all businesses will fail within five years. Your small business doesn’t have to be a statistic, however. One of the best ways to help your small business grow and thrive is by supporting your employees and getting their best work out of them. Your employees can be your best asset if you treat them well. Here are some suggestions for supporting your employees and helping your small business to grow and succeed. Continue reading “How To Support Your Employees and Help Your Small Business Grow”

Business-Building 101: How To Keep Your Organization Moving Forward

In today’s world, business owners who want to keep their organizations moving forward need to maintain a savvy, cutting edge approach to the work they do. In a world where globalization and the Internet have made many markets increasingly competitive, corporate leaders who really want to “wow” their customers and generate brand loyalty have to bring something dynamic and distinct to the table. To ensure that your company continues attracting attention so the business can continue moving forward, utilize some or all of the following business-building strategies: Continue reading “Business-Building 101: How To Keep Your Organization Moving Forward”