Small Business

What you can learn about entrepreneurship from The Terminator
Entrepreneurship
October 24, 2019
What you can learn about entrepreneurship from The Terminator

By Felicia Guthrie You can learn a lot from unconventional places. Movies, television, and other popular culture elements can all contain little nuggets of wisdom. Today we’ll be looking at one of my favourite franchises, The Terminator films, particularly the first two, and what you can learn about entrepreneurship from them. “I’ll Be Back” One […]

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4 ways you might be getting too personal with your business social media
Business, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Strategy
September 5, 2019
4 ways you might be getting too personal with your business social media

In an age of “authentic” marketing (UGH), it can be easy to see where brands might accidentally blur the lines between business and personal – especially if you’re a small business with a smaller team. When it comes to social media, because it’s supposed to be social and you are interacting with other humans, a […]

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Fresh Perspective: What I’ve Learned About Marketing As A New Grad
Business, Marketing
June 20, 2019
Fresh Perspective: What I’ve Learned About Marketing As A New Grad

By Felicia Guthrie Life after graduation can be a mixture of emotions. You can be filled with excitement, anxiety, and a whole range of emotions in between. Navigating the industry as a new grad can feel intimidating. This time last year I was fresh out of school and searching for an internship, now, a year […]

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Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
July 6, 2018
Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ

There is a lot to consider when starting your own business. At SongBird, we work with a lot of start-ups and small businesses to not only help them get on the right track, but also to build great strategies that set them up to grow successfully. Here are a few frequently asked questions that come […]

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In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
June 28, 2018
In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma

The startup dilemma about whether entrepreneurs should outsource certain tasks to professionals or keep everything internal is one that is debated about consistently. I might be biased because I think our SongBird team is pretty great, and we often work as a marketing and strategy extension to small and medium-sized businesses who don’t have internal […]

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5 ways to determine business success
Business, Strategy
June 21, 2018
5 ways to determine business success

Everyone has a different view of what business success means. The most common thing we see is that many business owners don’t really define what success is for them in ways that can be measured or tracked. How are you supposed to know if you are successful if you haven’t figured out what being successful […]

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7 steps to starting a successful business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
May 31, 2018
7 steps to starting a successful business

Starting a business can be scary. For some entrepreneurs, it can be really overwhelming when you think about the number of things that have to be accomplished. It’s important that you break the process down into steps so you approach it in smaller chunks rather than all at once. That way, you can enjoy small […]

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5 reasons to grow your marketing strategy in the summer
Marketing, Strategy
May 10, 2018
5 reasons to grow your marketing strategy in the summer

Summer is the time for lazing around the pool and sipping cocktails on a patio… right? You’re not supposed to work as hard during the summer as the rest of the year… right? People don’t care about marketing during the summer… right? Wrong. And if you own your own business or you are in charge […]

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How to turn knowledge into a successful business strategy
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
January 11, 2018
How to turn knowledge into a successful business strategy

Regardless of what stage you are at or role you play in business, it is up to you to educate yourself on the developments in your industry. Whether technology-related, topical trends, operational efficiency, or any other aspect of business, you first have to learn about it and then implement it as a successful business strategy. […]

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6 ways to take a business break over the holidays
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
November 30, 2017
6 ways to take a business break over the holidays

One of the most important things you can do as a business owner is to take a business break – spend time away from your business. It also happens to be the hardest thing to do. And if you have a team that is dedicated to the success of the business, giving them time off […]

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