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Black Friday Deals for Entrepreneurs

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Black Friday is a great opportunity for small businesses to boast their best deal as a “foot-in-the-door” opportunity with new customers. Not only will the customer get a great deal, but they’ll see first hand your great customer service and potentially other products/services they’re interested in.

Part of being an entrepreneur is finding balance between your working life and personal life.  I value health and wellness and I believe this focus makes my business better too.

That’s why I’ve decided to put together a list of Black Friday Deals for Entrepreneurs. This includes items to make your work and home life more efficient! By the way, these are not affiliate links, just actual products that I find interesting, and may be purchasing for myself!

Black Friday Deals for Entrepreneurs

Instant Pot from Amazon.ca

While I don’t have one, I may purchase one on Black Friday.  The idea is very attractive and I’ve seen food bloggers prepare chicken breasts in under 10 minutes!  There are different sizes and options, and I’d suggest purchasing an Instant Pot Cookbook as well.

On sale for $67.99 (regularly $89.95)

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Huion LB4 Rechargeable Light Box from Amazon.ca

For entrepreneurs that deal with drawings, this is a great tool to not only streamline your business but also reduce paper waste.  It’s self-powered and chargers with a USB cable.

On sale for $62.99

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Kindle Paperwhite, 6″ from Amazon.ca

Great for reading on the go, this Kindle $40.00 off for Black Friday! Again with the concept of saving paper, and it’s also easier on your eyes compared to reading documents on an iPad.

On sale for $99.99 (regularly $139.99)

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Essential Oil Diffusers

Diffusers are one of those things that people are hesitant about. While people have been using essential oils for thousands of years, it’s a fairly newer health trend.  I started with a cheap diffuser from Amazon, which broke last week, so I replaced it with a better quality one.  What I found is not only did the essential oils have an impact on my mood, but because the diffuser acts as a humidifier, I actually had a better quality sleep.  I am an open-mouth breather and usually get a dry mouth and nose – but not with a diffuser beside my bed!  The one I purchased is from Amazon.ca  by Villain, but there are a ton of deals out there for Black Friday!

Try www.well.ca and see for yourself.

These are just some items I feel would be helpful for the busy entrepreneur.  After all, a healthier personal life makes us healthier in business!

What are some Black Friday deals you’ve had your eyes on?

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Until next time,

Deanna

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‘Tis the Season for Local Networking!

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In my experience, the two best seasons for networking are the same as the real estate market.  People are rested after the winter/summer holidays, and ready to get down to business in the Spring and Fall.  Make the most of the Fall Networking Season with some ideas for networking groups, and keep reading for my #1 tip for successful networking.

Green Connections Networking Group Newmarket/EG

To kick off fall networking season, I’ve joined the board of a networking group called Green Connections.  Green Connections’ mission is “to explore and share environmentally-friendly practices, products and ideas. Through networking and mentoring, our goal is to encourage all businesses to ‘Go Green’”. I had previously been to an open meeting and decided to join. It just so happened they were searching for a secretary – a position that fits me perfectly!

Networking Events with a Philanthropic Intent

I was recently invited to attend the inaugural Successful Women Achieving Goals (SWAG) event in Newmarket.  The monthly dinners help educate and empower women, while donating proceeds to a chosen charity.  Why not network and do some good at the same time?

Health & Wellness Events

I will also be attending a York Region Women’s Wellness Circle on October 26th hosted by the wonderful Karen Armstrong.  Not only is this a great opportunity to connect with like-minded women in York Region, but also a chance to learn something new about health & wellness.  Nicole Tomingas will be leading us through EFT techniques using the fingers to gently tap on acupuncture points. Very interesting!

Use Your Local Chamber of Commerce

If you’re looking to get involved, now is a great time to visit some open networking breakfasts. Check out your local Chamber of Commerce. They usually host monthly breakfasts open to new members. It’s also a great time to check their schedule of free and paid seminars.  There are lots of opportunities to learn about social media marketing, online marketing and e-commerce.  Not only can you learn a few things, but you can also use this as an opportunity to network.

My #1 Tip for Successful Networking

I have been networking for over 10 years.  My biggest piece of advice is… LISTEN!  Engage in conversations, listen to what others have to say.  Ask questions, listen to their networking pitch, but only offer yours if they ask. This is the best piece of advice I can offer, and has worked incredibly for me.  If someone takes the time to ask what I do, they are more likely to listen to what I have to say.

Does Your Business Card Stand Out?

When they do ask what you’re all about, make sure that your business card stands out. Whether it be a great logo, an awesome design, or a thick card stock.  Make a lasting impression.  My business card has my logo large on one side, and is in a thick matte stock.  I made a contact at a networking event, and she kept my card for a full year until her business required my services.  My card made that impression.

Nervous about attending your first event? Contact us and tag along!  Sign up for our newsletter for even more tips.  You can find us everywhere online on FacebookTwitter, and LinkedIn.

Until next time,

Deanna

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Sustainable & Liberating: Why I Love Being a Virtual Admin

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Canadian winters are long, and you can usually find me in my office, wrapped up in a large blanket working away until the early hours of the morning.  The sun doesn’t come out much so who can keep track of time?  But it seems we are (usually) rewarded with incredible summers and falls. Let’s hope this year is just as warm and sunny as last year!

When summer comes around, I am especially thankful that my career allows me to work remotely from almost anywhere. Even from the cottage or on the dock, I can hot-spot my cellphone and work from my laptop.  With modern technology I can manage my business from anywhere.

What Does a Virtual Admin Do?

I’m a Virtual Admin, or Virtual Assistant.  I specialize in helping entrepreneurs and small businesses with some of their day-to-day work that can be done remotely.  This helps reduce their workload so they can concentrate on running their business. I am also a WordPress website developer, building affordable websites for small businesses. And other work that can be done remotely like social media marketing, blogging, newsletters, etc. Read more