What Is Personal Branding?According to Wikipedia, “personal branding is the practice of people marketing themselves and their careers as brands”. And what is a brand? “A brand is a name, term, design, symbol, or other feature that distinguishes an organization or product from its rivals in the eyes of the customer.” – Wikipedia. In life, your name is your personal […]
Because I love small business and entrepreneurship, I maintain a blog relating to this area for consultants, contractors, and freelancers. Covers a range of topics from Digital Marketing, Software, Careers, Money, and more.
Note: I don't maintain this anymore because I want this site to be my personal blog.
Now that Google closed down it’s portfolio service, I know people are searching around for an alternative to Google’s Finance Portfolio. If you searched this on Google, you know that big finance blogs such as Million Dollar Journey have already mentioned this. What they mention as an alternative are the most popular alternatives such as […]
Have you wondered how to pick a financial planner with the myriad of titles and designations that exist in Canada? Before I go through them, know that only Investment Advisors can recommend stocks. Everyone else sticks to financial planning without recommending any stocks. This article is a comprehensive list of professions and the possible designations […]
This is an article I published several years ago and I’ve reviewed and updated it to ensure it’s current. A few days ago I did a search on “couch potato portfolio” on Google. I saw a few really good blogs on the topic. I went to one of them where the website was completely devoted […]
One of the most important things to do as a consultant / freelancer / contractor is to have a job in hand. This article will provide a list of websites that you can use to find contracts. You may find with Workopolis and Monster is that you’ll get contacted by recruiters instead of the actual […]
One of the tools needed by individual contractors is a way to collect money from your clients. Invoicing software has come a long way since I started consulting. The choices are vast. But, don’t forget that a simple Word document template you can download for free is still probably the simplest way. If your recruiting […]
What is PMP Certification? PMP stands for Project Management Professional. It’s the industry and globally recognized designation for Project Managers who have completed the PMP exam accorded by the Project Management Institute (PMI). Individuals who have completed the exam Project management is a professional field of discipline that aims to achieve project goals within given […]
As a small business or contractor, you’re going to need some office productivity software. Microsoft Office is probably the most popular Office software since it originally runs on Windows and Windows is the most popular desktop operating system. But, did you know that you don’t need Microsoft Office to read and write documents in Microsoft […]