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Newsletter April 2008


Disher Courier Newsletter
Your Courier Source  April, 2008 
In This Issue
Did You Know?
7 Tips to Recession-Proof your Business
Disher Courier Continues Green Approach
DID YOU KNOW?
  • There are more TV sets in the US than there are people in the UK
  • On every continent there is a city called Rome
  • The sentence "The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog" uses every letter of the alphabet.
  • About 50% of Canadians live within 80 Kilometers of their birthplace. This is called propinquity.
  • The can opener was invented 48 years after cans were introduced
 

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Every month Disher Courier wants to let you know what we're doing, what we're talking about and share some good news about people of the Greater Toronto Area.  We hope you enjoy our words and hopefully learn something new!
 
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7 Tips to Recession-Proof Your Small Business

By Susan L. Reid

 

Earlier this week it was reported that the U.S. economy is primed to slump into a three-quarter recession. What will you do? What action will you take to recession-proof your small business this year... or any year, for that matter?

 

What if there were a simple, effective solution to ensure your business productivity and growth, no matter what the economy does? Would you want to learn more? What if I told you there are ways to increase productivity no matter what the economic climate - not just by a little, but by 20 percent? Would you be interested?

 
Seven Sure-Fire Ways to Boost Productivity

  1. Be known for delivering great products and services. Now, more than ever, this oft repeated maxim is true. Your products and services are a reflection of you, are the frontline calling card for your business, and are the number one way to make your customers trip all over themselves referring others to you.
  2. Stand out by offering an astonishing guarantee, one so amazing that others in your industry would balk at offering it. Delivering on your astonishing guarantee distinguishes you and gets your business noticed.
  3. Add value, not price. Continuously adding value to your products and services makes you look rich and attractive to your customers and prospects. Adding price without value makes you look cheap.
  4. Cultivate business with customers who have similar beliefs and interests. This eliminates having to work with jerks.
  5. Connect to give; don't connect to get. Cultivate mutually beneficial win-win relationships with emphasis on the "give" part. Ask not what your customer can do for you, but what you can do for your customer. Then deliver.
  6. Command time and space this year and create what you see for yourself, not what someone else sees for you. Meet your own sales goals, provide your own growth incentives, and keep abreast of the markets so you can remain on the cutting edge, rather than waiting for someone else to do these things for you.
  7. Forget about last year. Whether you did well or not, forget about it. Create a new voice. In the words of T. S. Eliot, "Last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice."
What makes these seven steps so special? How will they recession-proof your business? These seven steps focus exclusively on strengthening your business from the inside, at its core. They are not dependent upon outside sources or resources to function or sustain them. They focus on actions you can easily and effectively take now. No long-term planning is required to implement them. They are things that everyone - from solopreneur to company of 20 - can do right now.

Do yourself a favour. Don't stand idly by with a wait-and-see mindset. Recession-proof your business to ensure increased productivity and growth this year. Take these seven steps now. Make 2008 your best year ever. You'll be glad you did!

 

Disher Courier Continues to Strengthen Green Approach 
 

While Disher Courier is in the business of making the lives easier for their customers through innovation and technology, the concept of green is continually being recognized in and out of the office.
 

While on monthly basis, enough paper is wasted on invoices that are thrown out to replace all the trees in the city of Toronto.  This is only representative of the invoices in North America, every single month!

 

In addition to invoices, the energy consumed to print, produce, discard, pay and document such a transaction is energy wasted in our universe.  Hence, everyone at Disher is ready to make our contribution, one small step at a time.

 

Disher's extensive technology allows you to receive your invoice electronically.  Not only will you be doing your part for the environment, you will also be saving your company time and money.  Your efforts will translate into making our firm closer to our goals of becoming competitive in our own industry on the front of being green.

 

To learn more about Priority's Electronic Invoicing, please call us at 1.800.463.1035 and let us know you want to sign up for electronic invoicing.
Ontario - Reasons why North America Starts Here
 
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The province of Ontario doesn't have a slogan with arrogance, a marketing twist or cliché, Ontario has the proof to the most powerful slogan of all 10 provinces and 3 territories.

 

Not only does this province provide a great place to work - Ontario is also a vibrant, attractive place to live.  Lively cities, vibrant small towns and an enormous variety of activities outdoors all make this province truly in its own league.

 

Sure, British Columbia has the mountains, Florida has the sun, the mid-west has the music and New York has, well, people, Ontario has it all.  This summer, consider spending a day on the ragging rapids, visit Toronto for an outdoor concert, watch a professional sport and have a night out on the town.  Take a hike in the hills and natural forests after a great game on a one of our many world class golf courses.  With those same mountains you climbed in the summer, enjoy the most picturesque moment during the fall or grab your skis and hit the slopes in the winter on some of the best slopes in the North.  With four distinct seasons, Ontarions have learned to enjoy what nature has provided.

 

Yours to discover - There is no place like this.  The history, arts, culture, festivals, fishing, gardens, golf, natural outdoors, snow sports, sporting events, water adventures and the wine & culinary experiences, Ontario is simply the world's best kept secret.  Whether you are just visiting or living in Ontario, take a moment to appreciate the beauty of such a beautiful place on this planet. 

 

We invite you to learn more about all that Ontario has to offer at http://www.ontariotravel.net/.

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