Five Friday Links: Black Friday

Happy Friday! Happy Black Friday!

If you own a retail business, you’ll probably be quite busy today. We believe in supporting local businesses and through the 21 Days of Christmas are encouraging our friends and followers to shop local this holiday season.

Local Winnipeg Retail Wants Some Love – After Black Friday
After the Black Friday buzz dies down, Winnipeg businesses are hoping the community will support Shop the Neighborhood on Saturday. Seven Business Improvement Zones (BIZ) are participating in the initiative with more than 80 businesses offering deals exclusively on Saturday.

Mindful Entertaining
In the beautifully curated blog out of Winnipeg, FULL rounds up local entrepreneurs who offer pieces used for entertaining. Many of these items would look great on a Christmas table, check it out.

How to Be More Productive: Tips & Tools for Boosting Your Performance at Work [Free Ebook]
At our Business Breakfast earlier this month, Marie Antaya, founder ofEclectic Communications, delivered the keynote called “Take Charge of Your Time and Priorities”. Not surprisingly, this seems to be an area where many people struggle. This link provides a free ebook and steps that will hopefully help get through the holiday season craze.

The 4 Easiest Ways to Supercharge Your Social-Media Marketing
We post about it a lot, but social media marketing is the present and future of marketing. There’s always ways to brush up your skills and this Entrepreneur article offers four tips to do it!

How to Take a Great iPhone Photo
There’s more to Instagram than just uploading photos – the photos must be attractive in order to attract an audience. Thankfully, the iPhone has made this task a bit easier by offering inexpensive and easy to use editing apps. This goop article explains just how to take a great iPhone photo.

Have a great weekend and please consider to ‘Shop the Neighborhood’ on Saturday.

– Ashley Wood