6 Home Projects a Handyman Can Help You With

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One of the fun things about owning your home is the satisfaction that comes with making improvements by yourself. Sometimes, though, do-it-yourself techniques just won’t cut it, and we need a little extra help. This is usually where your good ol’ hubby comes in. This Father’s Day, give your man a break and give your honey-do list to your community. All you need to do is check on GetAssist to see who near you has the handyman expertise you seek.

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Positively Impact The Community Through Fair Trade

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Hi GetAssist readers! My name is Candice and I run the Cocoa Tree Bake Shoppe in Olds, Alberta. At Cocoa Tree, we make cakes for all occasions—whether it’s a cake shaped like a hot dog or a four-tiered, sugar-flowered wedding cake. We started our small business in 2009, because my family was good at baking (an obvious requirement) and I had an artistic flare. Since then, we have expanded with Fair Trade coffee and tea, and we sell little treats like cupcakes daily. Our goal from the first day was to start a shop that used all-natural ingredients without preservatives. We wanted to go back to the basics of baking, and supporting Fair Trade helps us further that mission.

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Small Business PR: Focus on Coverage on New Social Platforms

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Part of launching any new business is coming up with a strong PR plan to start building your brand and attracting potential customers.

While you might already be posting to the more obvious social networks like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, are you leveraging other more fruitful social platforms to get the word out about your small business? Read more

4 Tips to Turn Your Hobby Into Extra Cash

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Do you have a hobby you’re passionate about? They say do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life. But making money doing what you love is another story. Whether you dabble in photography or sew on the side, you can turn your hobby into your own small business by getting online. Don’t be a slave to the man! Here are four tips that will get you started making quick cash fast!

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Proven Habits of Highly Effective People

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You’ve probably heard of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, and perhaps you’ve even read the book—but how do you turn the information into actionable advice for your career, your community or your personal life? Sometimes self-help can seem not helpful at all to your everyday life. But not to worry! We at GetAssist found a great slide presentation from the author, Stephen Covey, about the habits of highly effective people and how to apply it to your everyday life. Here are some of the best points:

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Finding Success with an Employee Wellness Program

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Did you know that small businesses could save up to $1.65 in health care costs for every dollar invested in a workplace wellness program? Happy and healthy employees make for better companies and communities. Are you interested in starting an employee wellness program at your company? Great idea! But how to get started…?

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4 fundraising tips for community organizations

4 Fundraising Tips for Community Organizations

 

4 fundraising tips for community organizationsCommunity organizations frequently run off the generosity of others. But every now and then, it takes a little cash to make things run. A fundraising campaign can help you connect your organization with the community and help you raise the money you need to buy football jerseys for the team.
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How to Foster Employee Spirit in 5 Easy Steps

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Less than one-third of workers in the U.S. were engaged in their jobs in 2014, according to a recent Gallup poll. It’s no surprise that managers, execs and officers reported the highest levels of engagement, while employees in sales, production and service jobs reported the lowest. But any good business owner knows happy employees—from the top all the way to the bottom of the chain—are the key to success. Here are five ways you can foster employee happiness in your workplace.

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Get Your Homeschoolers Involved In The Community

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If you’ve chosen to educate your children at home, you won’t have easy access to clubs and organizations that are often included in traditional school systems. But there are still ways you can stay connected and participate in sports teams, hobby clubs and other activities vital to healthy growth and development. GetAssist is the perfect tool to help you find different activities in the community for your homeschoolers. Here are a few tips to get you started.

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Using Custom Photography to Up Your Business Game

get_assist_custom_photographyHaving a set of professional photos for your business is a great way to get noticed. From online search to social media to local press releases, photos will help get you more attention in the community. Here are some quick tips on how photos can help boost your business.

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