Reducing the risk of tick bites

As the temperature rises, many of us will be spending more time enjoying the outdoors in northern Nova Scotia.  It is important to take steps to reduce the risk of being bitten...
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What do Facebook and Google know about me?

In May 2018, General Data Protection Regulation (or GDPR) came into effect in the EU. The intention of GDPR was to make businesses more transparent about the information they collect about you. This new regulation applied...
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Recent blackmail scams

Yet again there’s another scam doing the rounds and this one is a particularly nasty form of blackmail. Most scams these days try to fool you into paying for something you don’t need. They’ll warn...
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Three things I wish I’d known when I started by own business

I’ve been running my own design business for two-and-a-half years now. In the grand scheme of business (where a lot of people have been doing this for 40+ years now!), I’m still a newbie -...
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The secret to getting paid on time, every time

There are few things in business as frustrating as chasing down payments from clients. Even after you’ve gone through the gut-wrenching process of courting a client, scoping a project, and getting a signed proposal, there’s...
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The reason I’m not buying an iPhone X

Don’t get me wrong, the new iPhone X is a sexy, sexy piece of tech. I’m a gadget nerd, and I have been repeatedly told by friends and family that I have a crippling Apple...
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What small businesses need to know about email marketing

Email marketing can make a huge difference for you as a small business owner. Campaign Monitor shares that “email is 40 times more effective at acquiring new customers than Facebook or Twitter.” For every $1...
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Back it up

Think about everything you have stored on your computer… documents, emails, photographs, videos, music – the list goes on. Now imagine losing it all. Horrific thought, isn’t it! Unfortunately it’s all too common. We have an...