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Let's Talk SEO. Again.

Here's a really hot topic for anyone wanting to run a business online or have any sort of an online presence: Search Engine Optimization, or SEO. Before I dive in, I want to mention something very important. Something I’ve seen happen to business owners that I really don’t… read

Good, free stock photography?

Today is a bit of a departure from my usual business and marketing posts. Instead, I’m answering a question I commonly get from my clients: Where do I find images to use on my website or social media posts that are good quality and not super cheesy? As a… read

You are not only the letters after your name.

Here in Canada we put a lot of focus on designations. Maybe it’s the same for those of you in other countries. You see business cards with lots of letters after people’s names, showing what education or accreditations they’ve received. These same designations go at the top… read

What a year of kindness taught me

Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is looking forward to the year ahead. For me, this is a time for reflection on what worked for my business in 2016 and what I'd like to change for 2017. That's something I really suggest all business owners… read


This is a topic that's pretty personal to me. Maybe it's personal to you too. Burnout. What does that word mean to you? For you massage therapists out there, it might make you think about the so-called statistic that says RMTs tend to 'burn out' after 5 years, because their… read

Should I use social media to promote my business?

First thing’s first: if you haven’t read last week's post on blogging, I’d recommend going back and reading it. Some of the things I said last week apply this week! So I’ll start this whole topic with a reminder about the ‘should I?’ part of the… read