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From Newspaper Boy through Engineering to Recruiter, with several stops on the journey to today! John Rose CPC [also known as Resourcefuljohn] has over many years embraced change, developed new skills and shared them with the passion and belief that ‘the world is not flat’ and ‘you can teach old dogs new tricks’. John Rose CPC is an exponent for everyone to apply 'Best Practices' and the effective and beneficial utilization of Social Media to connect, communicate and collaborate with people and businesses.   Even with the advancements in technology, John Rose CPC strongly believes "people make businesses succeed".  John's passion is about people and business people re-engineering. John does train others and talk about recruiters | recruitment | careers | job search | social media as a tool. Being an early adopter of new tools and process in the recruitment and careers market, John Rose CPC  believes in learning through communication and collaboration. Presently on the Board of Advisers to AIESEC LAURIER - a graduate student led business that facilitates international student internships.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Small Businesses - To Be or not to Be? That is the question!

We don't have the time! We don't have the technical know how! It is not in the budget!, blah blah blah!!!!!!

Stop making excuses Small Business Owners!  There are numerous components to your businesses success, including; location, customers and people.  Can you really afford not to be 'found' by potential customers?  So which part of the Bard's famous quote "To Be or Not to Be?" relates to YOU and YOUR business?  The answer is clearly 'To BE!" and you need to get your product, service, message out there, with a dedicated web presence.

It is no-longer sufficient to be listed in the phone book or put your business card on a notice board at the local Supermarket/Grocery Store.  A recent article in The Globe & Mail noted that '1 in 5 Google searches were for local content'
Help has arrived by way of 'Canada Get Your Business On Line' this is a great place to start and is a collaboration of Google, Yola, Rogers, RBC, Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Canadian Internet Registration Authority, Globe & Mail and Silver Lining Ltd.  Importantly this is a FREE service for the first year, and the costing thereafter is very competitive.

Some may be asking how this relates article relates to 'People'?  Its simple, to me at least!  99.99% of small businesses are made up of people who have taken the brave step in their career by working for themselves rather than be an employee.  And just like the people I help and assist who are transitioning in their career, today's marketplace requires that they have a web presence, thus enabling them to be 'FOUND'

Whether you are a 1 person operation, a family run business, or a couple of friends joining forces to do what you do best - YOU MUST GET YOURSELF FOUND!

Don't Procrastinate - Be Positive - Do it Today!

This service will help you take that first step in a positive direction, and let people know - WE ARE HERE