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Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

DesignThinkers 2016

Finding Inspiration: DesignThinkers Conference 2016

Creativity, Design, Lifestyle, Personal Development

Like any other profession, a marketing team is composed of a variety of individuals. Each of us is skilled at something unique, and when put together with the skills of others, we create a strong team. But even a team that runs smoothly will reach the ceiling when their members stop investing in their skills. For a team or a business to keep growing, so must its members.

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We’re Moving…And Re-Inventing Ourselves!

2013 has been a milestone year for nine10 Inc.  We’ve more than doubled in size, expanded our staff, moved to a larger office, changed the way we service our clientele and have completed a strategic merger with GoSocial. Change can be scary; it can also be the catalyst that brings new opportunities.  We’re excited that these opportunities are not just reserved for nine10, they’re opportunities that YOU can take advantage of.  Here’s the skinny…

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How To Grow Your Business When You Can’t Take On Any More Work

How To Grow Your Business When You Can't Take On Any More Work

How To Grow Your Business When You Can’t Take On Any More Work

Business, Leadership, Marketing, Personal Development

Most marketing articles focus on how to cure the problem of having not enough work. But here in Grande Prairie, business owners have a unique problem: They have too much going on. To the point of it being unhealthy for their business.

It seems crazy that a small northern city would have this problem. But although our population is approximately 60,000, our service area includes about 280,000+ people in the surrounding communities, making us a regional hub for tourism and business in the north. We’ve been declared Canada’s Most Entrepreneurial City in 2010, 2011, and 2012 by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. Trust me, we don’t mess around.

In the midst of all this entrepreneurial frenzy, businesses are actually scared to do any more sales and marketing. They can’t keep up to their current clients, let alone any new ones. Everything feels out of control.

Yet, they still need to grow to achieve their goals. How do you grow if you can’t keep up with the work? This article will teach you a simple process to do just that.

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Hey, is that Narnia Back There?

Hey, is that Narnia Back There?

Hey, is that Narnia Back There?

Business, News & Events

Sometimes, you get to do something different—and destructive—at your business.

There has been empty office space beside us since we moved up to the tenth floor of the only highrise building in Grande Prairie; empty space that we have been possessively salivating over for a few months now. Admin staff was explicitly instructed to watch and immediately report any suspicious browsing behavior by anyone who was not recognized. When such news was reported, the entire office was immediately thrown into a tizzy. Who is looking? Why are they there? Don’t they know that eventually that space is ours? Who do we have to arm wrestle to ensure they don’t take our future space?

OK, we’re actually not very good at arm wrestling. Which is good, because it looks like we don’t have to employ those type of skills.

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