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Dec082014

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Susie Erjavec Parker - Modern Earth Web Design - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Susie Erjavec Parker, Sparker Strategy Group

Launched in 2011, SPARKER Strategy Group brings businesses up-to-speed on how to leverage and integrate social media.

As a PR/marketing professional, owner Susie Erjavec Parker is passionate about how social media has changed the broadcast method into a conversation. The possibilities for business, consumers and brands are endless.

Her expertise in the B2B, B2C and C2C space has guided many leading brands to social media and marketing success. She tackles social media and marketing with a three-pronged approach: Connect - Engage – Convert. 

Locally, she is the founder of both #204Smarties—a budding networking group for professional women entrepreneurs and the Manitoba Mommy Bloggers Network.

Twitter

How can 140 characters help you or your brand? Twitter is now eight years old and showing no signs of losing relevancy.  How do you get started? What should you use Twitter for? Explore the Twitterverse with us and learn to tweet with confidence. 

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5525351955035234817

The Importance Of Customer Service

POSTED BY Modern Earth

Dec012014

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Laurie Barkman - Modern Earth Web Design - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Laurie Barkman, consultant

Laurie Barkman is a customer service expert. With 25 years of experience in the service industry, she has first-hand knowledge of what it takes to excel on the frontline and in a leadership role.

Prior to becoming general manager of Mere Boutique Hotel, Laurie ran her own business, Servicedge Training & Consulting, and was director of Training and Professional Development for a national hotel management company, in which she was responsible for training more than 1,000 customer-service representatives, their supervisors and managers.

The Importance Of Customer Service

Did you know that a 2% increase in customer retention has the same effect on profits as cutting costs by 10%? When a customer leaves your business feeling upset, angry or even satisfied, but not wowed, the chance of that customer coming back is low. You not only lose future revenue from the unhappy customer, you lose out on potential customers who hear about the negative experience. Great customer service, delivered consistently, happens when a strong, customer service strategy is in place.

Learn the full impact of mediocre or poor service on the bottom line, how employee engagement and excellent customer service are intricately related and the four key components to developing a strong customer service strategy.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9206774170531608065

What The Heck Is Sponsorship?

POSTED BY Modern Earth

Nov242014

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Laura Mikuska - Modern Earth Web Design - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Laura Mikuska, Mikuska Group

Before founding Mikuska Group in 1998, Laura Mikuska worked in the non-profit and education sectors for 15 years, where she held leadership positions in the public service and in community organizations. Her career included aspects of management, board governance and fund development.

Her role with Mikuska Group has included working with clients in all aspects of fund development – capital campaigns, annual campaigns, major gifts, donor engagement and stewardship, coaching and mentoring, fundraising audits, events, feasibility studies, board governance, sponsorship, communications and key messages.

She is a member of AFP Manitoba, where she previously served on the board as communications chair and co-chair of National Philanthropy Day. She was appointed to the board of the AFP Canada Council for 2013-14.

What The Heck Is Sponsorship?

Businesses are asked for sponsorships all the time by non-profit organizations. Learn about the principles of good sponsorship, the difference between philanthropy and sponsorship and how businesses and non-profits can benefit.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4124943577136907009


Supplier Selection And Evaluation

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Nov172014

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar

Rick Reid - Modern Earth Web Design - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Rick Reid, Supply Chain Management Association, Manitoba

Rick Reid is the executive director of Supply Chain Management Association Manitoba (SCMA Manitoba). Rick specializes in helping organizations optimize their supply chains and works with companies to develop strategies that maximize efficiency, reliability and profitability.

Rick has more than 20 years of supply chain management experience working in the private and public sectors. He has extensive experience in developing supply chain strategies that eliminate waste, reduce risk and reduce costs. He has helped many organizations find savings in the areas of material costs, process/labour efficiencies, cost avoidance, cost recovery and inventory management. 

Rick has served as president of SCMA Manitoba and two terms as director on SCMA’s national board of directors. He is currently a member of the SCMA Institute Advisory Council. 

Supplier Selection And Evaluation

 Identifying and selecting the right suppliers has a huge impact on the success of any organization. Selecting the wrong supplier leads to higher costs, increased risk and lower profitability.

By doing a better job of selecting the right suppliers you can reduce those risks and costs and benefit from lower inventories, greater reliability and increased flexibility to meet new market challenges. Find out how.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7769201200121328897


Making Innovation A Way Of Life

POSTED BY Modern Earth

Nov102014

Modern Earth Web Design and The Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce are presenting a new webinar series, which will share the wealth of knowledge and expertise found among the Chamber’s 2,000-plus members. Our “guest” instructors provide you with real, practical, hands-on information … a tool kit to build your business.

Join us live every Wednesday (holidays excluded). – click on the link to register for this week’s webinar.

Marshall Ring - Modern Earth Web Design - Custom Web Design - Winnipeg ManitobaThis Week:

Marshall Ring, Manitoba Technology Accelerator

Marshall Ring’s career has always been focused on innovation and commercialization. He was recruited to design, build and launch Biomedical Commercialization Canada Inc. (BCC).

In 2006, BCC began providing management and commercialization support to what was then the NRC’s newest business incubation facility. Now called the Manitoba Technology Accelerator, MTA is nationally recognized as one of 15 federally funded business incubator / accelerator programs in Canada through the Canadian Accelerator and Incubator Program.

Marshall’s skills and passion for innovation and commercialization have also resulted in his personal participation in numerous start-up companies in a variety of business development and strategic planning roles. He currently holds multiple patents and is an active angel investor in technology start-ups. He co-founded the Manitoba Knights Investment Group, an active angel / super angel group in Winnipeg, which has invested in five deals over the past 12 months. 

Making Innovation A Way Of Life

Innovation is a key driver to business growth and profitability. High-performing firms require only 3.5 new ideas for one success, while other firms require 8.4 new ideas to generate one winner. Discover a blueprint for a tactical approach to implementing high-performance innovation practices in your business.

https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/275495094176270850