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Fresh-egg-measurement-plan-and-guide. Have a cup of tea with OP! Today’s post comes from Laura Myers, a tea lover and Marketing Specialist with Ontario Parks. This blog is dedicated to all of those who love tea and nature. Whether it’s a cool summer evening, or a chilly winter day, it’s always a good time for tea time. There’s something about having a cup of tea that ignites a sense of stillness and calmness. It reminds you to take a step back, and really take in a moment. Ontario’s northwest provincial parks provide some stellar backdrops for the most perfect outdoor tea parties. Neys Provincial Park Sereni-tea. Sleeping Giant Provincial Park Have you ever had a tea party with a sea lion? What a beau-tea-ful view. Kakabeka Falls Provincial Park High tea at the second highest waterfall in Ontario. Blue Lake Provincial Park Grab a travel mug and take a stroll along Blue Lake’s one km Spruce Fen Boardwalk Trail. Labrador Tea is a shrub found across Canada. Woodland Caribou Provincial Park Other tea hot spots… The possibili-teas are endless!

Turn the kettle on. Are you worried about algorithm changes? Facebook is trying to reward and encourage authentic users, conversations and community building. Some very simple tips can help you maintain some of your engagement on your business page... Give a Toast. Beyond Selfies: 8 Clever Ways You're Not Using Instagram. We all know that Instagram is a great place to show off your social networking skills, but it can also be a valuable visual resource if you know how to use it right. Along with loads of helpful hashtags, location tags, and images, the social media app is brimming with untapped advice to aid your shopping and travel endeavors. To prove our point, I've rounded up some of the more savvy, albeit unexpected, ideas for using Instagram images and tags to your advantage.

From dress codes to sample sales, here are eight ways to use IG to up your shopping and travel game. 1. Search a restaurant's location tag Looking for any easy way to scope out the food (the real food—not the styled website pics) at a restaurant before you go? 2. Turns out a simple IG search can help you get dressed before you go out. 3. 4. Before you book a fancy hotel room (or deeply discounted one) do yourself a favor and search photos tagged with a hotel location to see what the rooms really look like inside. 5. 6. 7. 8. Pixieset. Inc Magazine on Flipboard. 7 Social Media Metrics Marketers Should Track : Social Media Examiner. Do you want to track the effectiveness of your social media marketing? Wondering which social media tactics are paying off? By defining and tracking a few key data points, you can determine whether your marketing is on target.

In this article, you’ll discover seven social media metrics to help you gauge your marketing’s effectiveness. 7 Social Media Metrics Marketers Should Track by Sweta Patel on Social Media Examiner. #1: Assess Discoverability via Mentions and Inbound Links How can you make sure the right people discover you on social media? Your total number of followers or fans is only the initial metric, though. The number of mentions corresponds with the number of times someone has mentioned your business. Users might tag your business on social media. Users, fans, and followers can also mention you in their own social posts and comments outside of your content. Users might also mention your business by name in their social posts. #2: Evaluate Engagement From Audience Interaction.

Advertising on Instagram | Instagram for Business. Why Crafty Entrepreneurs Are Using This New Trick — Create + Cultivate. Bartering of services = where karma and collaboration collide. Each party pays it forward by helping a fellow entrepreneur, while getting something in return. When you're both at the same level, this can be an awesome way to cross some business needs off your list, and take it to the next level. (You know, like a logo for your brand, killer headshots, or even some sponsored Facebook ads to promote your biz.) If managed correctly, this bartering strategy can bring new meaning to “your network is your net worth.”

After all, when you’re a new entrepreneur hustling out of the gate, every saved penny counts, especially when your “to do” list is growing in tandem. For two entrepreneurs more or less at the same “level,” exchanging services can be part of your secret weapon. Spoiler alert: it can take a turn to disaster territory if you’re not on the same page.

Here are 5 ways to make swapping a key to your success. Don’t dismiss the work you’re doing as part of the trade as “free work.” Looking back at 2016 – Fabulous Places. A little late with this, I know, but the period between Christmas and New Year was full to the brim with family, friends, food and festivities… I didn’t open my laptop once, which, for me, is pretty amazing! I’ve been self employed for 8 years and have loved every minute, it has given me a unique opportunity to explore all kinds of different creative ideas and 2016 was my best year since starting. I’ve made so many amazing friends along the way and collaborated with some truly inspirational and creative people. I feel very lucky at times, but then the late nights and craziness reminds me that I run a business and hard work is the means to everything.

Last year was a busy one with three Home, Food & Gift Markets, two events at The Walled Garden in Nottingham, the Summer Handpicked Guide to Derbyshire, Creative Business Workshops, the Big Business Day & The School of Christmas, phew! Creative Business Workshops Now in their fourth year, little did I know they would be so popular! Advanced Customer Acquisition Webinar. Newburgh-Beacon Holiday Giveaway 2016 | And North. Now that the lights are up, the first snow has fallen, and those carols are playing on repeat in nearly every store, we figured there was no better time to announce a holiday giveaway! To celebrate the season, we teamed up with Nina Barry of Pasture Antiques to curate a festive giveaway comprised of products from 10 local makers based in Newburgh and Beacon. This area is wildly rich with new talent — we were so excited to learn about a few favorites! From a handmade wooden box from Rexhill Furniture, to handcrafted soda syrups from More Good, to a cozy Trapper Point Blanket found by Pasture Antiques, this giveaway is chock full of beautiful handmade goods that will please just about anyone.

Learn about each maker below and plan your next trip to Newburgh and Beacon! To Enter: Tag your best holiday and winter photos on Instagram with #andnorthholidays and sign up for our weekly newsletter, which includes our latest feature and exciting upcoming events taking place upstate. The 11 Best Social Media Automation Tools For Content Marketers. On Flipboard. Best Practices Volunteer Management. 10 Tips to Get Your Products Featured in Magazines’ Holiday Gift Guides | Design*Sponge. Habitat for Humanity House. Today I’m back for the final look at the completed Habitat for Humanity house.

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read the introduction here and see more of the space I decorated here. However, let me catch you up quickly. The awesome folks at GMC invited me and seven other bloggers on a Hidden Treasure Adventure. We met in Detroit and were each assigned a room to decorate in a Habitat for Humanity house in Atlanta. Our mission was to drive from Detroit to Atlanta on the 127 Corridor, shopping the World’s Longest Yard Sale to find what we need to furnish our space. We were given a budget and a timeline to complete the mission. Before I go any further, I want to thank GMC for making this possible.

Okay, back to the story. Let me introduce you to the bloggers… Ashley from Simply Designing, Rhoda from Southern Hospitality, Brooke from All Things Thrifty, Dusty from All Things G&D, Lucy* of Lucy’s Inspired, Sarah* from Nestrs, and Allison of Two Thirty-Five Designs. Offbeat + inspired | living creatively. MAKEFUL ADDS A BOUQUET OF NEW PROGRAMMING TO ITS SPRING LINEUP | Blue Ant Media. New original series Post My Party and Taste of the Country premiere on Sunday, March 13Nationwide free preview available for four weeks beginning Monday, February 29 Left to right: Post My Party’s Lynzie Kent (Photo credit: Elizabeth Kaye Smith) and Taste of the Country’s Danielle French To tweet this release: (Toronto, ON, February 24, 2016) – Makeful, Blue Ant Media’s lifestyle specialty channel, is debuting two highly anticipated new original series during its four-week free preview, which begins on February 29. Dedicated to showcasing the beauty and value of creating handmade goods, Makeful’s March lineup includes two brand new series that take special occasions to the next level with creative flair and one-of-a-kind touches.

Dovetailing with the channel’s spring lineup, Makeful will treat its audiences to a stream of originally produced and inspiring short-form videos for viewing online and on Makeful TV. Makeful March Premieres New Series and Episodes: Weekly Resources | Promoting Your Blog & Business | The Blog Market. This week I’ve had a lot on my plate, plus a lot of great things going on creatively. We relaunched the site, and I started brainstorming a project I want to work on in the coming months. It’s been great, but the truth is, I have a ton of freelance tasks to get through. As inspiring as my jobs can be, it’s weeks like this that I just want to take a long walk, brainstorm in my notebook, and plan the whole rest of the year!

But the reality is… I have stuff to get done. Do you ever have weeks like this? Where you have to not only be productive, but extra productive? It happens a lot with those of us who work in social media too. 28 Great Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses Selling Online | Attention Getting. By Gail Oliver, Online Marketing Consultant I’ve been writing my marketing blog for a while now, so I thought I would go back over some of my popular posts and pull out some of my marketing ideas, advice and tips for small businesses selling online that you may have missed! 28 Great Marketing Ideas for Your Online Shop Post your products on upcoming social media sites, like Indulgy or Gawkerverse.Highlight any publicity your business has received in an icon on your website. For example, “As featured in this month’s issue of…”Submit your products to be sold in Shoppe, the online store portion of mobile deal site, Scoutmob.Get free exposure in the New York Times Small Business section by submitting a photo of your business and a 200-word description to their The Small Picture feature.Post an inspiring quote on Facebook (the most popular type of content for getting likes and shares) that is relevant to your business (add your shop url).Have a fridge magnet made with your shop url.

Like this: Fabulous Places on Pinterest. Discover and save creative ideas There’s more to see... Come take a look at what else is here! He used Pinterest to dive deep Join Pinterest to find (and save!) All the things that inspire you. Oops! Please provide your email. or Back Customize my signup experience using info from sites I’ve visited.Learn more Continue as a business Creating an account means you’re okay with Pinterest's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. billion Pins to explore seconds to sign up (free!) About Pinterest Blog Businesses Terms & Privacy Help iPhone App Android App Discover Pinterest: Gardening Travel Kids Weddings Humor Quotes DIY Design Animals Sitemap International Fabulous Places Derbyshire, UK · · Fabulous Places is an online directory of places makers in Derbyshire.

Ooh, I like this Fabulous Places For the Home My Style Design I like CM14 Inspiration Special Places & Events Finishing Touches London photos, sayings etc Wedding Inspiration (2011) Festive Inspiration Lisa_J King Paper Bath. Sunday Crush on Pinterest. Untry business | Country Days. Having played at creating magazines aged ten, illustrator Sam Wilson’s love of art and design has developed into her own country business, which she runs from her quaint country cottage in the Cotswolds. From hedgerow residents to cottage garden plants, her nature-inspired designs are all handprinted and look stunning on cushions, tea-towels, stationery and more.

How did your business come about? I worked as a freelance illustrator for 15 years before moving to Chipping Campden in the Cotswolds three years ago. It’s a very ‘arts and craft’ area, so there were many opportunities for me build my business. I got back into printmaking (my absolute passion at university), and sold my designs at local craft markets and events.

What’s your working space like? Describe the design process.It all starts with drawing, I love this part! How do you choose your manufacturers? What’s next for you? Sum up your creative style in three words.Spontaneous, characterful and muted. How to Sell on Etsy Marketing & Promoting by AttentionGetting.