Were you aware that 20% of Canadian startups fail within a year? 60% don’t make it to see three, let alone in a worldwide financial crisis… It goes without saying, local businesses need help from their townspeople more than ever, especially as this pandemic drags out. So what’s in it for you? Read on; there are more benefits than most consumers realize.
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! Read more
What’s the difference between productive online conversations and angry online snipping matches?
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.
Did you know? 1 in 8 households in Canada is food insecure, amounting to over 4 million Canadians (including 1.15 million children) living in homes that struggle to put food on the table. This is according to PROOF, a food insecurity research team based in Toronto. Now knowing these disconcerting statistics, you’re likely wondering how you can help families in your own community that are struggling with food insecurity. You can start by using the GetAssist app to find and discuss opportunities and present ideas of your own.
Whether you’d like to help remedy hunger in your community immediately or would prefer brainstorming ways to assist for the long haul, be sure to take the following ideas into consideration, and most importantly, take action!
Winnipeg, Manitoba – Bruce Fikowski, CEO of Get Assist, Inc., offered a friendly fundraising challenge to his fellow Winnipeg business professionals to meet or exceed his $1,000 donation to the Broadway Neighborhood Centre (BNC) on Wednesday.
“Fundraising for worthwhile causes remains part and parcel of strong and healthy communities,” Fikowski said. “We are working at our level best to ensure that we support Winnipeg as much as it supports us.”
The BNC will hold a dawn to dusk fundraiser on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018 to raise a minimum $20,000 to fund its free youth programming. The BNC promotes healthy lifestyles, positive change, respect and building communities.
At GetAssist, we believe that Community is essential. It’s where we connect. It’s how we serve each other best. To us, a community is a group of like-minded people who come together to exchange ideas, information and share their experiences on a regular basis. Read more
“People of all ages who feel a sense of belonging tend to lead happier and healthier lives, and strong communities create a more stable and supportive society.”
GetAssist is built on the notion that a community is a powerful thing and can have a tremendous impact on our lives. Through collaboration, understanding and a willingness to help, our communities flourish. But what makes a strong community and why is it so important?
Are you new to the community? Then you’re probably looking for a way to meet your neighbors, get involved and make some friends! Unfortunately, accomplishing this might not be as easy as you would hope. But with a little effort, you can find friends in your community in no time! Here are four tips to get you started.
Today we want to take a look at how the concept of community has been redefined by the advent of the Internet, and how GetAssist will bring you closer to and get you more involved in the communities that are part of your life.