Martina Iring submitted the following stories to BizSugar

One of my favourite things about traveling is all the opportunities to support small business. So I thought I'd share the small town small business experience in Lake Waskesiu, Saskatchewan... inspiration for a small biz centered world. Read More
As a small business owner, you can be affronted with tons of comparison traps. Perhaps some online guru made you feel like a failure, or maybe it's that negative little voice inside your head. As entrepreneurs, it can be downright destructive to play the comparison game. Let us make a shift... Read More
Do any of you struggle with blogging? You're not alone! Which is why I'm thrilled to have on the blog Cath from Lizzie Rose Jewellery. She shares with us her entrepreneurial journey, as well as her down to earth (and super effective!) approach to blogging for her small business.

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Small business by the numbers – how do you measure up?

Small business by the numbers – how do you measure up?  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Self-Development
From http://martinairing.com 2596 days ago
Made Hot by: BizWise on August 18, 2014 8:15 am
I kind of love statistics. I’m a bit of a nerd that way. So, I got really into these stats! Dealstruck provided a really interesting infographic pertaining to small businesses. It's a great way to reflect on your own journey. So, how do you measure up? Read More
Did you know that your business, no matter how big or small, has a voice? It's the tone of your communication, on-line or off, that affects how your audience perceives you and your business. You might be struggling to find that tone...or you may not have even thought about it at all? Read More
It's official - Google has officially merged its Google Places listings with Google Plus to create Google My Business. Phew! Did you follow me there? It’s rolling out gradually so if you don’t see it yet, it’s coming! And there's a bit of work to be done to polish up your page... Read More

What’s up with Canada’s new anti-spam law?

What’s up with Canada’s new anti-spam law? - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Online Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2634 days ago
Made Hot by: businessgross on July 12, 2014 5:52 pm
Since it went into effect July 1, have you been getting a bunch of emails from businesses and organizations asking for your consent to stay on their list? Yup, me too. Here's a post to answer the question of - do I need to do anything? The answer could be yes, or it could be no. Read More
A sum-up to get you Linked (back) In, covering the latest updates like sponsored posts, publishing posts, managing your newsfeed, disappearing email notifications and more!
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Sometimes, running your own small business is not the pie in the sky awesomeness that you expected. And that is perfectly normal. It's a matter of riding through that rough patch and making it through to the other side! Read More

Branding is a journey

Branding is a journey  - http://martinairing.com Avatar Posted by Martina Iring under Marketing
From http://martinairing.com 2649 days ago
Made Hot by: PMVirtual on June 30, 2014 3:02 pm
I've shared my thoughts on branding (it's a process, an evolution and it's OK to change!) as well as recommended a really great resource to help you out if you're struggling with branding. Read More
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