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#CPMemories Photography Contest

#CPMemories Photography Contest

Having a fun-filled summer here in Carleton Place? Share it with us! Amateur and professional photographers are encouraged to submit pictures of their favourite Carleton Place adventures from this summer. Show us a photo of you making memories in CP for a chance to...

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Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short Staffed

Dealing with Angry Customers When You’re Short Staffed

The scene is a common one these days. Lines of people waiting to pay in a restaurant, retail establishment, or grocery store. Tempers flare. Customers yell at staff and wonder why there’s only one person checking people out. Your staff thinks, “Who needs this?” and...

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50 Social Media Questions for Awesome Engagement

50 Social Media Questions for Awesome Engagement

On social media you need interaction. Without it, your content won’t get seen by your audience. Getting people to interact can be a challenge, but not anymore! Here are 50 conversation starters for your business. That’s about two months of work-week posts already done...

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3 Solutions to Common Hiring Problems

3 Solutions to Common Hiring Problems

Some businesses are saying we are in the midst of a secondary pandemic. But it’s not the kind that requires masks and handwashing. No, this one is harder to control. There is a dearth of people willing (or able) to work for a multitude of reasons. Employers across the...

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25 Habits of the Most Successful Business People

25 Habits of the Most Successful Business People

As we start to move towards a "new normal"  it's a perfect time for a bit of review and introspection coupled with making new promises for the future. We are often filled with a sense of control over our destiny and a desire to begin again. If you’re feeling the same,...

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26+ Pieces of Summer Content You Need for Your Business

26+ Pieces of Summer Content You Need for Your Business

Providing quality content is important for your audience and critical to your success on social media. Your audience members are looking for answers to their questions and they want it all in one nice, neat place. After all, who has time to look for things all over...

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Weathering Storms and Working Towards Success

  On March 11, 2020 the world entered a storm of a magnitude we couldn’t predict. A pandemic. Something we’ve never experienced. Something we don’t know how to control or handle. We expected the worst and were taken aback when it went farther than that. People...

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6 Ways to Build Long Lasting Customer Relationships

  In today’s market, there's a choice for every product. You alone do not hold a monopoly on your product – there are likely hundreds of in-person and online vendors selling products similar, if not the same. So much competition means that customer loyalty is...

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5 Ways a Chamber Membership Is Completely Overrated

Have you ever waited a really long time for something like a movie to come out, only to be disappointed? Or maybe a friend told you how wonderful a particular city was. But when you went there it wasn’t nearly as fantastic as your imagination—and your friend—had made...

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