Author Archives: Derrick

Opening a business in Ontario is easy!

 So you have an idea for a business you want to start. You talked about it with some friends and family and are really getting excited about opening your very own business. The idea is solid. Your business plan could probably use improvement, but there is a plan there somewhere. Now how exactly does one…

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Research For Affordable Marketing Methods III – Coupons

Research For Affordable Marketing Methods III – Coupons Remember the days when using coupons was considered frugal or uncool? Unlike pogs, pet rocks, and parachute pants… this trend is gaining momentum. Big time. This is why talking about coupons and various coupon related services will be the feature for the next article in my series…

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Affordable Marketing Ideas II – Networking and becoming a people person.

Remember the good old days? Once upon a time you could open a business if you had a specific skill or product to sell, tell your friends and neighbors, and this essentially ended the efforts you would need to put into networking and referrals. There was enough of the pie available that everyone could have…

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Let me Convince You. Your Small Business Needs a Website.

When opening a small business, a question one must ask is: Do I need a website for my small business? This is one of the easiest questions for me to go off on a caffeine-driven rant about. You probably noticed the answer to this question in the title of this article so let me provide…

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Affordable Marketing Ideas I – Get a Web Presence

Due to my background, one discussion I frequently have with other small business owners is how to market a small business with a limited budget. There are multiple affordable ways to market your small business, but one of the most important ways is having an online presence. In this article I will discuss affordable ways…

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Please allow me to introduce myself

Please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Derrick Barber and I am an inspired entrepreneur and business minded individual. I operate an affordable web design company called London Ontario Web Design. I worked on growing this business for about a year while also working at a bar in the back office, helping out…

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