Brampton business owner named “Best Business”
Brampton, December 8, 2006 –
Bowman Training Initiatives, (BTI), of Brampton has been named
“Best Small Business for 2006” by The Mississauga
Business Enterprise Centre and The Economic Development Centre.
BTI President, Jeff Bowman,
accepted the award at a ceremony in Mississauga. In January
of this year, BTI was named Small Business of the Month with
the Brampton Board of Trade.
Bowman Training Initiatives,
a company specializing in Sales and Productivity Training
for small to medium sized businesses has been in business
for 4 years and has developed an impressive list of clients
including the Brampton Board of Trade, Construction Safety
Association of Ontario, Canadian Coffee Association and The
Brampton Real Estate Board.
Jeff Bowman also does volunteer
work for the United Way of Peel, mentors summer student entrepreneurs
at The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre and small businesses
at the Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre and is a
local hockey coach.
Mr. Bowman is also a partner
in a new company, The Marketing Pad, which is a full service
Marketing, Sales and Design firm. He also instructs at Sheridan
College in the Continuing Education division.
Mr. Bowman will be appearing on Daytime
on Rogers Cable on Wednesday January 10th.
|Photo – Heidi Brown of
The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre presents Jeff Bowman
with the “Best Business For 2006”.
Sign up for Bowman Training Courses
at Sheridan College
“Cold Contact to Hot Sale”, a staple of the BTI course
selection and “Creativity to Rejuvenate Your Business”
are now part of Sheridan College’s Home Based and Small Business
Workshop Series. Both Brampton and Oakville Campuses have upcoming
dates for both courses. Please log onto www.sheridaninstitute.ca and
click on the Continuing Education link to register for these courses
Feb 10th – 9am to 1 pm – Creativity – An Open
Mind – Oakville
Feb 17th – 1pm to 4pm – Creativity – An Open Mind
March 31st – 12pm – 4pm – Cold Contacts –
Hot Sales - Brampton
Expect a quick call in January. I will be calling everyone on the
mailing list simply to find out if you would like to continue receiving
the BTI Newsletter in 2007. There comes a time in every business,
when lists need to be updated, e-mail addresses purged and corrections
made. After 2 years, my time has come. I look forward to saying “hello”.
Jeff Bowman is back for another
year of Business Mentoring with
The Brampton Small Business Enterprise Centre
or grow your business. For small business owners with existing businesses
2 years or longer in operation, any sector, suggested maximum of
5 employees and $500,000 in annual sales.
- February through June 2007
- Three hours per month
- Mid-month telephone consultations
- Dates decided by the group
- Value: thousands… but just $299 for 5 months
- Contact us for your Application
Meet the Mentors!
Positioning and targeting
Media Relations and Training
Sales Training and
Customer Service Training
Team Building Creativity
Branding and Packaging
Advertising design and creation
Tip for Winter
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”.
As business owners we must keep in mind that we have certain
expectations of our clients, and rightly so. Sales are based
on relationships, and as in any good relationship, there are
certain things that are understood to be “ground rules”.
For instance we all expect prompt payment of our invoices,
and we expect our customers as part of a 360 feedback program
to let us know how we are doing as business partners. Now
the “do unto others” part. Do you pay your bills
to your suppliers on time? Do you follow the accounting rule
of keeping your money in your pocket for as long as possible?
Do you belong to business associations or trade groups that
have annual fees or membership dues? Do you pay these on time,
or wait 30, 60 or even 90 days? Do you ever give an explanation
as to why you are paying late, or not paying at all in the
case of memberships? Step back and ask yourself what effect
it might have on your operation if all your customers paid
late and provided you with little or no feedback.
We all appreciate our clients paying on time and providing
us with valuable feedback when required. Just as we have clients,
we ourselves are clients of our external suppliers of goods
and services. Nothing says “I value our business relationship”
more, than playing within the “ground rules”.
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