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Sunday, May 21, 2017

How Big Should Your Model Railroad Layout Be?

Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Too often, novice railroad modellers make the mistake of believing that they must build a big track layout to get the most enjoyment from their hobby. This does not have to be true. Rather than reading about some of the huge, room-filling layouts that tend to be prominently featured in model railroad books and magazines, beginners should focus on specific features that they wish to include in their own layout.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

SmallBiz Tip: Nominate Your Clients for Community, Chamber or Association Awards

Orangeville, ON (SmallBizMag)  Your clients will remember you - especially when they win. People will be flattered and grateful for your public recognition of them. Ask your best clients, "What associations do you belong to?" Then follow up to nominate your client for the awards.

Friday, May 19, 2017

The Importance of Niche Marketing

Orangeville, ON (James Doan) If you try to target everyone as a potential customer, you will likely sell to no one.

When a website is not producing anticipated revenue, you may have  improper audience targeting.

Today’s business environment is so competitive. A small business' best bet is to focus on developing niche products. There is less competition from large firms.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Educated Locksmith

Orangeville, ON (Harold Doan and Sons Ltd.) Today the locksmith has more to choose from in the way of education than could have been imagined a few years back. A whole variety of institutions and organizations offer courses, seminars, and workshops on different locksmithing subjects. In this field, knowledge is essential because the more kinds of jobs we can do, the better prepared we are to offer our services.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Making History You Can Hold

Orangeville, ON (James Doan) Model building is pretty much a task of recreating history you can hold in the palm of your hand. Any model is a representation of a real or designed prototype. The mark of a successful modeller is the ability to present a model that has practically all of the attributes of its subject.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dealing with Unethical Competition

Orangeville, ON (James Doan) There are times when you will find yourself in competition with questionable businesses. Do not resort to denigrating or smearing them. instead, try these effective marketing tactics: