5 Ways to Market Your Business on Social Media During a Pandemic

If ever there was a time to start ramping up your use of social media, it’s during a worldwide pandemic. A good chunk of your audience is sitting at home and they’re using social media more than ever to stay connected to the outside world. Your audience is literally looking for communication from you – don’t disappoint them! Here are

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Hamilton entrepreneur creates shopping platform for local pottery artists

The Northern Kiln is a brand new platform, just launched for local Ontario potters to sell their amazing functional pottery amidst a pandemic that has seen their regular sales avenues cancelled.  The company was founded by Rhiane Heslop, a born and bred Hamiltonian (recently moved to Guelph with her boyfriend), a young female entrepreneur who started the initiative while also

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Women Who Rock 2019. Photo credit: Kobby Krab

2020 Women’s History Month Award highlights Canadian Black Women

(The following is a repost with permission from the author, Evelyn Myrie) “In 2015, I created a platform to celebrate Women’s History Month. Women Who Rock Awards came out of the frustration I felt by the absence of community events or programs that recognize the 1992 Canadian declaration of October as Women’s History Month. Over the past five years, Women

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Girl on the Wing uses lockdown as opportunity to create online shop

Girl on the Wing has been a staple of Hamilton’s boutique shopping scene for years now. Even if you haven’t been in the store, you may be familiar with owner Whitney McMeekin’s handiwork around the city with community events like Hamilton Flea, the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival, Good Foot Party, and more. Her creativity and entrepreneurial spirit combined

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FLOW by nicole brings unique and trending fashion to Hamilton

There’s a boutique in Ancaster with a hot pink carpet runway leading to the entrance, and walking it makes you feel like you’re about to experience something spectacular. As you enter the shop, the soaring ceilings, chandeliers and stunning fashions stop you in your tracks. You’ve arrived at FLOW by nicole, and you’re greeted by Nicole herself, who is as

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Fairly Frosted Vegan Bakery opens Valentine’s Day in Hamilton

Lise-Anne Gregoire fulfilled her dream of operating a vegan business back in 2012 with the beginning of Fairly Frosted in the Guelph area. The dream takes a turn into Hamilton this year, with the launch of a brick and mortar bakery opening on Valentine’s Day in the cafe space at the Kitchen Collective at 811 King Street East. The business

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East Hamilton Cheese celebrates two years on Ottawa Street

East Hamilton Cheese Company The big cheese on Ottawa Street A few doors down from Cannon Coffee, you’ll spot the yellow sign of East Hamilton Cheese Company. Step inside and be greeted by the smiling face of Yvette, the owner, and a lit-up display of cheese galore – glowing like a beacon on Ottawa Street North. One of the only

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Top 10 way to build an online brand using social media

Top 10 ways to build an online brand using social media

As recently published in the Hamilton Arts Council 2019/2020 Culture Guide: Top 10 ways to build an online brand using social media Create a profile on all the major social media platforms even if you’re not going to regularly use them, and direct people in your bio to the best platform to reach you. Pick the platform you prefer to

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