Video means business

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Video means business. We heard from the INBOUND stage how video is becoming the king of content.

The importance of video has been a consistent message from the stage at INBOUND. The launch of HubSpot Video powered by Vidyard is an inflexion point. Tyler Lessard from Vidyard declared that Video means business. You are not too late to start. Video is still emerging and predicted to be the majority of internet traffic within the next few years. There are still some key opportunities. I have adopted adding video to your email signature.

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What does your About Us page say about your brand?

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An About Us page is often-times one of the default pages in a website navigation and perceived necessity when creating a new website.

So let me ask when you last updated it? Does it help your visitors to gain a realistic appreciation of who you are, what makes you tick and why they should trust your brand? Or does your About Us page looked like a neglected after-thought?

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Video content curation | When good is good enough

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Video remains an important part of a good content strategy. Here we explore video content curation that is good enough.

The importance of video has been a consistent message from the stage at INBOUND. We are sure that HubSpot is working away looking at how video applies to each stage of the inbound funnel. As a speaker at INBOUND18 in September, we look at the absolute fundamentals of creating your own authentic video with the tools you already have to hand. Finally, we recommend the latest 2018 Video in Business Benchmark Report released by Vidyard.

John Gregory appearing at #INBOUND2018 - video curation in 20 mins

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5 reasons why GDPR is good news

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The introduction of GDPR should not have escaped you. GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation and comes into full effect on May 25, 2018. It has worldwide implications. While GDPR may not apply to your exact country, it has set a new benchmark standard that we should all adopt.

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Episode 2 – Charity Spotlight podcast with Dave Dryden

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Welcome to episode 2 of our new podcast. I thoroughly admire the work of Sleeping Children Around the World. I feel enriched through every conversation with the charismatic Dave Dryden.

Listen here to our interview recorded at Pasqualino’s in Milton. It is motivating to hear him speak about his parents legacy, volunteerism, activism by young people and social media.

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How to get started with your small business blog

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We have all read blogs and wondered whether we could do that. But, if the concept of starting your small business blog terrifies you then here are some simple ways to get started.

Learn the experience of small business owners at the Waterloo Regional Small Business Centre – Blogging Made Easy workshop. Then download the four simple exercises to practice yourself.

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New podcast – Episode 1 – Charity Spotlight podcast

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Welcome to episode 1 of our new podcast. Why you ask. Why not I counter. The 50 Charity Spotlight blog features so far have led to some inspiring conversations, and we are so in awe of the incredible work done by so many charities. This new podcast series allows us to delve back into some of those charities again to hear an update.

We start close to home with the Coldest Night of the Year Walk across Canada. Listen to my wonderful interview with Scott Brush from Ray of Hope and Brian Carney from Blue Sea Philanthropy. This interview is much more than just talking about the upcoming event. We learn much more about the fundamental issues they are others are facing and how an unexpected family of charities supporting one another has evolved.

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2017 Recommended Reads

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The average CEO reads 60 books a year. Astonishing. We managed half of that, plus podcasts, papers, and blogs. Read may be too literal, after all, listening to audio books or podcasts can be just as valuable in consuming a broad spectrum of perspectives.

These 9 books had an impact on our thinking in 2017. Find out why we consider reading them a valuable use of your time.

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Digital conversion for new businesses

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Pondering how to increase your website conversion rate is positive. You are asking the right question. In this post, we guide you on some core fundamentals to improve your conversion rate.

We appreciate that talk of digital conversion, landing pages, and the inbound methodology may represent a new vocabulary. Let us help you.

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