With 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.
Canada’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!
Communication 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.
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.
With 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?
Entrepreneurs 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.
Close 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?
Even the most micro bootstrapping enterprise will reach a point they need services from other businesses, or they can’t grow. But, how do you find the right people to work with? In a word, Network.
According to entrepreneurial mentor Kim Baird, “in this day and age, the phrase ‘it’s not what you know, but WHO you know,’ has never been more true.”
Throughout our school years, we are continually asked to show our work to demonstrate how we arrived at our answer. We may not have realized it at the time, but this practice helped prepare us to evaluate our decision quality for the rest of our lives. Each decision we make yields a different outcome: Sometimes our decisions lead to good outcomes and some are seen as failures. We spend our entire lives avoiding mistakes, but examining the process that led to a negative outcome could actually make us more successful in the long run.
Becoming more productive is on everyone’s to-do list. It’s a difficult task to accomplish, though, because of the hundreds of distractions coming at us throughout the day. In a post on Quora, CEOs and entrepreneurs shared their favorite hacks on what they do to get things done. Each response was excellent, so we filtered through some of the most notable ones and put together this list in hopes they will help inspire you.