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July 2011 Blog Posts (5)

Battle For Cancer

I hope if not every member of Bowl Canada at least 85% will get on board with the January program slated "Bowl For Cancer".  Ed Sousa from Classic Bowl came up with this idea and ran it in his centre January 2011 and has been kind enough to share it with the rest of Canada for us to get on board as a group.

Paul Oliviera has the info to email you if you have overlooked it. 

Added by Bryan Bridgett on July 22, 2011 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

4 Reasons Why Contests Should Be part of Your Social Media Strategy

While contests and sweepstakes have been around for a long time, they have

taken on a new life with the growth of the social web. Contests are

certainly not the answer to every marketing challenge, but they should be

part of every social media marketer’s toolkit. Here are four reasons why.



1. Contests Are a Great Tool for Building Your Fan Base.   Whether you are

starting with 100 or 100,000 likes on your Facebook Page, contests offer a

proven way to increase that… Continue

Added by fred kaplowitz on July 21, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

"Repyoutation" is not a typo.

In fact, it probably is a better way to spell "reputation", because your

business and you are inextricably intertwined.



The community has a hard time separating the owner of a store and the store

itself.



If your business is known for being a clean friendly place, it is because

YOU have made it that way.



If, on the other hand, it is known for being dirty, unfriendly and

uncaring, it is also because of your efforts (or lack thereof).



You are the… Continue

Added by fred kaplowitz on July 21, 2011 at 1:04pm — No Comments

Acorns To Chestnut Trees

There were 3,000,000 advertised jobs in June and according to the U.S.

Office of Management and Budget,  4.7 people were  available for each job

opening.



Quick math tells me that is about 15 million unemployed people.



They are in our cities, towns and villages..



We frequently talk about adapting to change and rising from it.

After all, change is supposed to make us better, isn't it?



So what are we doing to help change these folks lives?

Or… Continue

Added by fred kaplowitz on July 13, 2011 at 10:01pm — No Comments

Action Required

"Action may not always bring happiness; but there is no happiness without
action."

– Benjamin Disraeli

Maybe its time for us to take massive actions and get our business moving
in a new direction; one that doesn't rely on "hope as a strategy."

The time is now. Isn't it?

Good luck and good hunting.

Added by fred kaplowitz on July 11, 2011 at 2:07pm — 4 Comments

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