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Make Life Easier With These GetAssist Features

 

At GetAssist, we strive to always offer innovative yet easy-to-use features for our members. Through our mission of encouraging individuals to Connect With Purpose, it only makes sense that we equip them with the necessary tools to do so! Take a moment to check out some of our latest features.  Read more

Hire Local to Help Your Community Thrive

While big names and large chain companies tend to saturate the markets they’re part of, they don’t always offer the best value, nor do they offer the best service. These companies are able to push their names to such an extent due to advantageous marketing budgets, making it more likely for them to capitalize off folks who “buy into” their tactics. Don’t be one of the individuals that buy in; Instead, help give small local businesses a voice! Pay-it-forward and strengthen your community by hiring local small businesses for whatever your needs may be, as this is going to be your best bet for the many fruitful reasons below. Remember, all you have to do is Make A Request on GetAssist to be connected with LOCAL small-business professionals that truly and genuinely know how to best serve your needs!  

Health of Local Economy

Thanks to data gathered by the Institute of Grocery Distribution (IGD), we know that 54% of grocery shoppers prefer buying locally sourced food because they want to support farmers and other producers in their area. The same holds true for homeowners opting for small, local contractors for house projects and beyond. Hiring from your local talent pool signals to your customers and clients that you’re a true citizen of your area, according to Forbes. In addition, your investment goes straight back to the community you reside in! It is vital for everyone to do their part in investing in their community’s economic growth and assist in enhancing the overall well-being of its laborers. Whether you need a handyman for a quick and easy project, or a small army of professionals for a larger project, your needs will be met and surpassed when you make a request on GetAssist to be connected with your choice of top local pros for the job.

Strong Relationships & Network

When you hire a local pro from a small business, you’re helping them build their clientele, thus benefiting both of you equally. While you have peace of mind from a job well done, they gain more exposure and another potentially long-term client. Sure, the project is still an expense, but it’s exceptionally worth it knowing you’re helping feed a family’s stability as they grow their beloved business. Most importantly, through these strong relationships, you know exactly who to contact if future issues arise! Perhaps you will depend on the great services of this individual for many years to come.

We’ve provided some simple tips that will help enhance your relationship with your preferred local professionals. If you’re happy with their services, be sure to:

  • Leave them a great review
  • Call them after the project to say just one more “thank you”
  • Tell your friends! Word of mouth marketing is extremely valuable for small businesses in your community.
  • Let them know you would be happy to provide a testimonial or have your project serve as a case study

Personal Touch of Community

When you reside in the same community as the individual you embark on a project with, you have a connection right out of the gate that will help foster trust throughout the project and beyond. At GetAssist, we believe that hiring nearby small businesses is the most logical, worthwhile route when scouting out professionals to tackle a job. By investing in local talent, the notion of a strong & thriving community remains at the forefront. Further, when you are part of the same community, you have a joint understanding of the local culture, initiatives, resources, hurdles, etc. Nothing feels better than comradery and a sense of comfort when you make a request to connect with the same team that remembers you and your project. In fact, “the personal touch is one of the best things that a local contractor can offer; the feeling that your project matters to them and that you as a customer matter to them,” according to National Home Improvement, Inc.

When it comes to the personal touch of community, we can’t forget to mention these two crucial areas of safety that are best instilled in knowledgeable locals:

  1. Local professionals are up-to-speed with building codes, permit requirements, zoning rules, etc. in your area.
  2. Local professionals are more familiar with the types of builds and structural integrity of homes and properties in the area.

Simpler to Choose Your Preferred Professional

Choosing your preferred professional for projects is easier when you eliminate large names and companies from the line-up from the get-go. Since they reside in the community they serve, local contractors are compelled to perform quality work that satisfies their customers and creates a good reputation in order for their business to survive and prosper. Whatever needs arise, be sure to support your local community and #MakeARequest to connect with top locals to execute your project flawlessly.

Emergency Service / Availability

How many times have you been given the run-around with inconvenient service time windows or flat-out unavailability after regular business hours? Life is full of surprises, and we certainly can’t anticipate the issues that occasionally arise at vexing times. When you #MakeARequest for services on GetAssist, you’re connected with multiple choices of professionals to tackle the job, so at least a few of them are bound to offer more flexible service hours! And/or, when you build rapport with the professionals that we help connect you with, they will be more likely to lend a helping hand at the drop of a hat.

It is our hope that you, too, see the immense value in investing in small businesses and local talent. Join all of us at GetAssist in our continued efforts to lift up the communities in which we reside and help them to not only function, but thrive! Whatever your needs, Make A Request and we’ll handle the rest.

6 Steps to Fearlessly Lead an Online Community

online community leaderWhat’s the difference between productive online conversations and angry online snipping matches?

Leadership.

Online communities are powerhouses of collaboration that demand fearless leaders to succeed. They otherwise become vacuums of disinformation and vitriol that inevitably fail.

The best social managers build constituencies with purpose and a strategy for growth. They ensure that members exchange valuable information, advice and ideas. They administer a steady flow of content that’s timely, relevant and encourages feedback. They ask thoughtful questions and respond to comments.

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Involving Your Business Team in Creating Goals for 2019

Involving Your Business Team in Creating Goals for 2019With a new year in our vanguard, now is the perfect time for business teams to review and plan ahead to ensure the next twelve months and beyond are full of productivity, creativity, goal-meeting, memorable successes, and high spirits. To guarantee a triumphant 2019, check out some of these ideas to practice with your team in order to foster an upbeat mindset and attain goals of any grandeur. Leaders should especially make a point to implement the following practices and reinforce them by using the Employee Engagement Community on GetAssist.

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GetAssist Celebrates Two Anniversaries In October

GetAssist AnniversariesCanada’s Private Social Network Celebrates Third Anniversary in Calgary & First in Mississauga!
GetAssist Inc. opened its doors in Calgary October 26th, 2015 and the rest is history. GetAssist has been setting up offices across Canada ever since.

Last year, GetAssist began serving the Mississauga, Ontario community.

Located at 5780 Timberlea Blvd #106, Mississauga, ON L4W 4W8 the office provides brick and mortar support to local GetAssist users and businesses.

“GetAssist answers the question of ‘What’s in it for me?’” CEO Bruce Fikowski said. “For perhaps the first time ever, GetAssist creates a nexus where small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals connect for a purposeful online social experience.”

GetAssist works through businesses purchasing memberships for a nominal fee to gain access to the network and narrowly tailored sales leads. The network remains completely free and 100 percent private to social users, who remain anonymous to the point of sale.

In addition to Mississauga, GetAssist serves Vaughan, Scarborough, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

This year GetAssist opened its first Network Centre in Winnipeg, MN.

We are looking forward to many more anniversaries to be shared with communities all across Canada and beyond!

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Incorporating Logos and Pathos in Communication for Business Teams

business communicationCommunication is part of what makes us human and has existed since, well, forever. It is essential for maintaining long-lasting, fruitful relationships across all areas of life and is especially valuable when it comes to fostering strong business relationships.

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Social Media Tips for Real Estate Agents: Best Branding Practices

social media tips for real estate agents

Social media is a real estate professional’s best hope for sharing information with new and potential clients. In today’s market, social media platforms are some of the first places potential clients will turn to when choosing the right agent to work with. Through various online platforms, real estate professionals can share their expertise, advertise their business, generate interest in their listings and ultimately increase sales. Getting started on social media is difficult for an inexperienced real estate agent, but these tips can help.

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Consolidate & Take Control Of Your Social Media With One App

GetAssist appWith headlines in the news like:

‘Facebook Decides What’s Best For You’

‘Facebook Knows You Better Than Mom, So Can Anyone Else’

‘Twitter Showing More Of Some Kinds Of Tweets, Less Of Others’

‘YouTube Blocks Keywords That Might Not Be PC’

…it has left many people frustrated, losing interest, losing their voice and wondering, isn’t there something else out there?

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Bootstrapped to the Max: When Should An Entrepreneur Consider Outsourcing?

overworked entrepreneur needs to outsourceEntrepreneurs tend to have a mindset that they can do it all. This is especially true when their business is in the start-up phase. While bootstrapping has benefits like keeping your business lean when money is tight, taking on too many tasks sidetracks business owners from the purpose of their business: growth and revenue.  But isn’t one saving money by doing everything themselves? After all, money not spent is money still in the business.

While this is a thought that many entrepreneurs have, the answer is simply, no.

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Modern Day Remote Management: What Makes a Good Leader?

Remote Team Employee EngagementClose your eyes and picture what you believe to be the typical work setting. Are you envisioning fluorescent lights blaring down on rows of gray cubicles? Or perhaps a corner office with a big desk and a city view from fifty floors up in a skyscraper. Turns out, neither of these are the typical work setting. In fact, the majority of service and web-based companies are comprised of a team working partly or entirely from a remote location. This poses challenges for management. With a team spread all over, how do you create employee engagement and keep them working together?

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