Five Friday Links: Happy Small Business Month!

Happy October and Happy Small Business Month! In case you missed it, we shared a collection of events and educational opportunities taking place both at the Centre and around the province this month. It’s going to be a great month.

Our latest list of links are ready for you to enjoy and to provide some weekend inspiration.

The Definitive Guide to Marketing Your Business on Instagram
Instagram is a great way to market your business. It’s free, has over 200 million users and can act as a small-scale blog for sharing your company story and products. This Forbes article provides a detailed step-by-step guide on how to maximize your time and build success on this popular social media platform.

15 Food Brands with Instagram Content Worth Drooling Over
It’s simple to determine a great photo from a poor photo but it does take some critical thinking and analysis to notice the distinctions. Whether you’re marketing food, clothing or any other type of product, the tips provided in this article can be applied to all businesses.

Make Yourself Immune to Second Hand Stress

How much does the stress of others affect our own emotional well-being? According to the Harvard Business Review, we are hardwired to carry the stress of others which can ultimately affect our productivity and become damaging to our health. This article offers tips on how to become immune to second hand stress while still listening and socializing with others.

How to Promote Your Business with Personal Social Profiles
When it comes to marketing your business, it’s okay to get personal. This link provides strategies on how to make the most of your marketing by including your personal social platforms. 

The Canadian Women Behind Some of the Internet’s Favourite Music Videos
After founding Young Astronauts, a Toronto-based “interactive and digital media production company”, Alyssa Pankiw and Nev Todorovic learned very quickly what it takes to be successful. Read how they became the ‘go to girls’ for some of the world’s most popular artists. 

If we’ve missed any links, please share them below.

Have a good one!

– Ashley Wood