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Book now: ecommerce for businesses without products

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If you have a service business, you may think that an e-commerce solution is only suitable for those with physical products to sell. However, giving your customers the opportunity to buy your services online will open up your business to 24/7/365 trading. And that's essential in today's 'anytime' culture.

You’ve probably noticed a sea-change in your ability to book services online yourself, from haircuts and concert tickets to appointments with your physician (no more “Hanging on the telephone”, as Blondie would say).

So, what’s stopping your business doing the same? Not a lot, actually, as Akira Studio can set you up with a simple, effective ecommerce system which can usually simply be added to your existing website. Here’s a couple we prepared earlier….

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Canada, a great place to live - and work

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The Legatum Institute has just released the latest findings from its 2015 Prosperity Index. The headline news is that Canada is now the freest country in the world, up five places from last year to claim the top spot in the Personal Freedom index.

94% of Canadians believe that living here gives them the freedom to choose the course of their own lives. Canadians are also highly tolerant lot; 92% of Canadians think Canada is a good country for immigrants and ethnic communities alike.

And there’s more to celebrate too…

 

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Why hire a London web designer

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If you’re like us, you’re getting emails from web designers advertising their services at least once a week. (Yes, they even email us!) So, with so many web design companies out there, how can you choose one that’s right for you?

Our advice is to look locally for a web designer in London Ontario. This might seem counter-intuitive, but there are three very good reasons to use a London-based web design company like Akira Studio rather than one in Toronto or out of state (or country).

 

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5 ways to make your business cards stand out

hand holding business cardThe humble business card. They've been around for centuries, have survived the technical revolution, and are still an essential part of defining our business identity.

You've probably got a boxful sitting on your desk right now - and a drawerful of ones you've collected from meetings, networking events, etc.

They are probably the pick of the crop too; otherwise they would probably be in the trash long ago.

So how can you ensure your business card is a keeper?

 

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What do your customers Like, and why?

blog computer keysYou've got the website, you've got the social media accounts, so - what you do post about?

It's a question many business people struggle with, and with good reason. Many of us started our careers in an era of corporate discretion and formality.

Now we're being asked to engage with customers we haven't met on an almost daily basis.

 The general maxim for all social media posts is to only post what you would be happy to see again with your grandmother, company CEO and six year old nephew sitting beside you - and a shareholder or two.

Which still leaves the question of what customers would want to read on your posts, and what they would actively click and Like...

 

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