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3 Most Common Business Challenges and Ways to Slay Them Being a business owner has its rewards and its challenges. If you’ve been in business longer than a hot second, you’ve likely experienced both. Often the freedoms override the dissatisfaction, but if you find that the negatives are wearing on you, don’t get discouraged. The earlier you recognize the most common challenges of business ownership, the more likely you’ll be able to take them in stride. Hiring This is one of the biggest decisions you’ll make as a business owner and it will color all areas of your business. The first challenge for most businesses when it comes to
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Cornerstone Citizenship 2019 - Dennis McCullough   The Cornerstone Awards were created to help acknowledge and celebrate the people behind the businesses that are part of the Chamber, believe in the Chamber network and embody the spirit in which people decide to take on the challenge of owning or running their own business or take an active role in the business’ ultimate success.  The CITIZENSHIP award is presented to a Chamber member who has embraced the spirit of the community by their selfless acts and support to causes that improve the lives of Belleville’s citizens. Kristin Crowe, recipient of the Cornerstone
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9 Tips For Improving Your Listing In Voice Search Just when you thought your website was search engine optimized and then mobile search optimized we have another challenge--voice search optimization. Yes, that’s right. According to Bright Local’s Voice Search for Local Business Study, 58% of consumers used voice search to locate information about a local business. Nearly half of that number (46%) voice searched every day and 28% about once a week. If you’re not thinking in these terms, you’re missing out on a lot of possible web traffic. Who’s Using Voice Search? The quick answer is everyone. What started as a novelty for
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State of the City Address - May 2019 Mayor Mitch Panciuk’s State of the City Address May 29, 2019 It is my incredible honour to have been elected the 76th Mayor of Belleville. Since the election, I have also come to realize just how privileged I am to be working with the members of this Council. We are an interesting team, with many different backgrounds and viewpoints, but I can tell you unequivocally that every Councillor you elected cares deeply about this City, and about making it better for everyone. I have enjoyed getting to know, and to working with, each member of our new City Council. I believe you are
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5 Minutes for Business Accessibility in Canada is inadequately addressing the barriers nearly four million Canadians face. Within the next 20 years, that number is expected to soar to over nine million, but by creating a more accessible Canada, there is a potential to unlock $16.8 billion in GDP by increasing our economy’s productive capacity by 2030, according to the Conference Board of Canada. Find out more in this month’s 5 Minutes for Business.
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BCC Lifetime Achievement 2019 - Alvin Parkhurst