Have you ever considered building an App for your business? Apps are growing ever so popular. It is a quick and easy way for your customers to interact with your business. This infographic below portrays just how interested people are in downloading Apps for their Smartphones. 


Something else that interestingly enough is proven through this infographic is how important Social Media networks are to Smartphone users. Almost all of the top downloaded Apps are Social Media Apps. Has that convinced you yet that your business should be on Social Media? If this many people are downloading Apps...that also means this many people are on their tablets or Smartphones. Makes the importance for a mobile friendly website seem all that much more relevant too.

In the techno-sauvy world we live in today, all aspects of the online world are connected...and just make sense for your business to be involved in. 


Last week our company made it into an insert in our local newspaper titled, "Shop Smart, Shop Local, Shop Quinte West." It was an awesome insert in the paper! It truely shows the sense of community which can be found in Quinte West, a community I am very proud to say I am a part of. I will admit that I doubt my business would still be running without the support of my family, friends and very importantly my community. When walking down the street you get a sense of "belonging" as people will smile, wave and say "hi" as they are walking by. I'll confess that after finishing up University at Laurier in Waterloo, ON it was a bit of a tough transition back to a smaller city. Bigger cities have perks like more people, bigger shopping malls and more to do. But you really just can't beat the community you come from, the community that helps make you feel like you belong. 

Wondering how much of a difference shopping local really makes? Here are some interesting statistics to encourage each person to shop local:
- for every $100 spent at a locally owned business, $73 remains in the local economy, and $27 leaves
- When you shop locally owned businesses, your money is recirculated over and over and creates up to 75% more tax revenue to your community and province

If you would like to read the article about our business you can find it here. Feel free to peruse the entire insert to see what is going on in Quinte West.  

Well done Quinte West! Proud to say I am a citizen and a small business owner in your town!