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Take in some 'CityCulture' at Canada Blooms
Jan. 27, 2012 – Toronto’s Direct Energy Centre will be alive with ‘CityCulture’ March 16-25. Attend free lectures, demonstrations and talks by the stars of the gardening and horticultural world, view six acres of stunning gardens, and network with peers.
New Walmart index shows consumer recovery
Jan. 27, 2012 /CNW/, Mississauga, ON - Walmart Canada has announced the launch of the Walmart Canada Income Tracker, a monthly tool that gives unprecedented insight into the financial health of Canadian households, the retailer says.
The battle for new clients: 5 tactics to use
Jan. 26, 2012 – Work smarter, not harder, to gain new customers. In a hyper-competitive marketplace, the company that succeeds is the one that manages its lead-generation strategies most effectively, reports The Globe and Mail.
How to bring down the cost of cellphones
Jan. 16, 2012 - Want to know how you can reduce your small business cellphone bill? Check out what other businesses have done to cut costs. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Hot garden trends for 2012
Jan. 11, 2012 - Plants that do more and cost less. Water-saving strategies. Black and amber foliage. Small-space landscaping. Metal décor. Growing up (vertical gardening). And a bigger focus on front yards over back yards. These are just a few of the hot gardening trends for 2012 that have been identified by various experts around North America and beyond. Canada.com reports. | READ MORE
Why, and how, you should collect customer data
Jan. 10, 2012 - A customer database and purchase history is a must-have for every small business. If you don't have one, you need to get started right away because you have put off building an enormous asset for long enough. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
The care and feeding of Gen Y employees
Jan. 6, 2012 - They’re called Generation Y, the millennials, the Net Generation or the Echo Boomers. They’re mostly younger than 30, and the children of baby boomers. And they’re not easy to stimulate and satisfy in the workplace. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Eight flowers that fight the common cold
Jan. 5, 2012 - Many common flowers are more than just lawn decorations. Several flowers referred to as weeds are actually edible and have their own set of nutritional attributes. The Examiner.com reports. | READ MORE
Seed companies find new ways to reach customers
Jan. 3, 2012 - The minute the holidays are over, diehard gardeners start getting serious about their planting. Winter is officially just getting cranked up, but for many people it’s time to ponder what to plant in the spring. Seed companies are finding creative new ways to reach these people. The Chronicle Herald reports. | READ MORE
Retailers brace for more shopperzillas
Jan. 2, 2012 - Cranky, demanding and saddled with record household debt, the Canadian consumer will prove to be challenging for retailers again next year, experts predict. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE