It’s that time of year again… good ol’ tax season is here, and as always, many people have unanswered questions as to how they should be doing their taxes and if there’s any information they should know.
It is estimated that Canada will need one million skilled trades workers by 2020 and there will be a shortage of 800,000.
Why is there a shortage?
Experts think it boils down to a perception distortion amoung the youth. A survey by the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum and Skills Canada found that 71% of students surveyed claimed that their guidance counsellors in high school did not encourage them to go into skilled trades.
Are your weekends overshadowed by all the projects you need to get done? Does it seem like it will take just as much time to read up or watch YouTube videos on how to do them?… Not to mention how many trips to the hardware store it will take to get the right materials. There is a simple solution to this analysis paralysis – hire a handyman.
A snow plow service, like many things in life, is often assumed more expensive than it really is. The recent snow storm of epic proportions in Alberta may have you regretting not having one.
When you consider all the risk that is mitigated by hiring a professional to extract the sometimes powdery, and sometimes downright icy white stuff… you may even see the investment not only saves you head and back aches, but money as well.
‘Buy Local’ and ‘Support Small Business’ are values that GetAssist highly regard, but what about the entrepreneur whose geographical community can not sustain his venture and whose services are not constrained by locality?
Time for an Update
In 2016 aging sewage pipes, and the impact they can have when they fail were prominently in the news. The average homeowner is now aware of the issue, but may not realize that if they are not in a new development, their residential sewer lines were likely installed in the 1950’s or 60’s using a kind of “no-corrode” pipe called “Orangeburg.” The pipe gets its name from the city Orangeburg, New York where the bituminous (a black viscous mixture of hydrocarbons obtained naturally or as a residue from petroleum distillation) fiber pipe was manufactured starting in the 1800’s. A technology now 200 years old! After all this time, this type of pipe’s vulnerabilities are becoming apparent, namely having a tendency towards ground movement and being compromised by root intrusion. Orangeburg’s also can not bear much weight which causes them to lose shape and pneumatic pressure or flow.
With GetAssist, the power is in the Network.
To date, GetAssist has over 4,000 businesses taking advantage of our Business Membership. There are over 600 business categories to choose from serving both B2B and B2C clients.
When 1000’s of small businesses come together, they become a powerful collective creating the kind of interactions that everyone can use to Get and Give assistance, making everyday life better.
Below is a feature map of the GetAssist Business Membership Packages.
You can see that we offer a combination of the features that other social networks which serve businesses do, all in one place. But that being said, even if you have every marketing, organizational development and project management tool at your disposal, your advertising budgeted dollars will go wasted if you do not USE the tools.
The annual Venture Summit, presented by youngStartup Ventures, is the premier industry gathering connecting venture capitalists, corporate VCs, angel investors, technology transfer professionals, senior executives of early stage and emerging growth companies, university researchers, incubators and premier service providers.
Social Responsibility and Giving Back have been hot topics for small businesses for several years now.
Whether it’s from social pressure or a sincere feeling of duty, the addition of this initiative into a business model can be troublesome when considering costs and execution. Studies show that corporate virtue in the form of social responsibility and, to a lesser extent, environmental responsibility, is likely to pay off. In fact, market research by Cone revealed 91% surveyed said they are likely to switch brands to one that supports a good cause, given a similar price and quality. There are also many other benefits to a local business giving back to its community; such as:
- Building a good reputation
- Employee moral and respect
- Expanded networking
- Loyal customers
- Positive press
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