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Display Flowers to Increase the Visibility of Your Business

Planter of Marigolds

Ask any business owner and they will tell you that regardless of how long they have been at the same location new customers say, “I didn’t even know you were here!”

Micro-businesses often have a difficult time getting noticed, even in small towns.  This is especially true of retail shops located  in strips of near identical stores fronted by cement sidewalks and parking lots. Continue reading


17 May 2011 Posted by | Micro-Business | , | Leave a comment

How to Dress for Cold Weather

Boonville, MO Blizzard of 2011 by robertstinnett, on Flickr
Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic License  by  robertstinnett 

Statistics Canada reports one hundred and eleven (111) Canadians died from effects of  cold weather in 1997. This included ninety-two (92) people dying from hypothermia, two (2) persons dead from chilblains, and one (1) poor soul dying  from complications of  frostbite in the hand. That was just an average year!

Basic cold weather  survival is all about keeping warm. Continue reading

14 May 2011 Posted by | Northern Living | , , | Leave a comment