Toronto-Businessphere: Social Media & Web Marketing packages

Web packages

 A professionally published website is essential for your business to succeed. At Toronto-Businessphere  we offer a variety of services to ensure that your website reaches its full potential. We offer three packages that include a variety of services to create a professional website. These include web design, social media integration, and domain names. There are also a few up-sells that can be added, such as merchandise and advertising on our social media pages.

 

          Our least expensive package is the Basic Web Tier Package for $160. It includes a WordPress website with premium themes, a domain name, and social media integration. You also get free basic logo placement with this package. However, design and revisions to the logo are not included.

 

         The next package is the Advanced Web Tier Package for $540. This package includes a premium website with SEO, advanced social media integration, and a custom e-mail address. You can also have free meetings with engineers. The custom e-mail address allows you to have a YouTube channel directly attached to the website. A website on this tier automatically publishes on your other mediums.

 

         Our most advanced package is the Custom Website for $1200. With our most advanced package, you are in complete control. It allows you to create a custom website with your design, aesthetic, and interface to best represent your business. Your new website will be set up by our partnering agencies. You will also get unlimited meetings with Ashton Deroy between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

 

       In addition, we have several upsells that can be added to any of our packages. The first one is Social Media Advertising. For $150 we will manage your Facebook and Instagram pages. In this age of the Internet, using social media properly is key to getting new clients. It is also very helpful to interact with your current clients. On Facebook and Instagram you can keep them informed about new services and promotions.

 

        The next is a custom e-mail address for $80. This will give your business a professional point of contact associated with your website.

 

Another upsell is an advertisement on Toronto-Businessphere for $30. This will get your name out to our B2B contacts in the Toronto community. They will become aware of your business and become your contacts as well. We can also order merchandise with your company logo. These include flyers, t-shirts, sweaters, mugs, and backpacks. The cost will vary depending on the items and quantity of your order.

 

The most important upsells are video & text content related. We can produce video content for your business for $75 & Written content 2 pieces, 500 words are $14.

 

      We offer a variety of packages to ensure your website reaches its full potential. There are also several upsells you can add to help your business succeed. Feel free to contact us to discuss which package would be best for your needs. We look forward to helping you create a great website for your business.

 

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To Diana Skye (Sassy City Girl) : 

 

Good job on writing the copy for our business offers, make sure you include your own offers in there. As your client I am interested in your success & growth because it means I can succeed & grow with you. Love you, you are my family and as always I enjoy running this business with you.

Sincerely

 

Ashton, Deroy  

Why Sears Canada is Failing

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It was not that long ago that every large mall had a Sears store. In the last few years, several locations have closed including the flagship one at the TorontoEaton Centre. That location is now a Nordstrom. Others like Sherway Gardens have become a Saks Fifth Avenue. There are also locations like Markville that are still an empty space. Amid new financial troubles, Sears announced today that there will be fifty nine more stores closing in the near future. This will result in over two thousand jobs lost and leave them with fewer than one hundred stores across Canada.
Just ten years ago I would not have been able to imagine this happening. Sears was the second largest department store chain next to Hudson’s Bay. It was the first store I went to when I needed a new wallet or shirt. Now I can’t remember the last time I made a purchase at Sears. It was probably a Lindt chocolate at least two years ago. At Fairview Mall, I only walk through the store since the entrance is right by the TTC stations. Sometimes I am surprised at how much it has changed. I remember when there was a giant hardware section and grandiose holiday displays at Christmas time. It seems much emptier now and the store is not in good condition.
The Fairview location is currently undergoing major renovations. It is one of many efforts for Sears to save their business. Another change is a new logo, which I personally find completely pointless. Their signature blue lettering has been replaced by what looks like a Microsoft Word font. I think it’s very boring, especially when compared to the old one. Also, making the maple leaf bigger reminds me of when Target commercials tried to make it seem “Canadian.” It just seems like they are an American chain desperately trying to fit in. We all know how that ended for Target, so it seems fitting that Sears appears to be going the same route.
These days, more people prefer to shop online than in stores. Sears Canada’s Internet sales have actually dropped recently. They did make changes to improve their online shopping experience. However, many customers said these changes should have been made a long time ago. By contrast, their main competitor Hudson’s Bay does an excellent job with online shopping. I recently ordered from them. They have a variety of products, shipping was fast, and customer service is great.
I would love to see Sears Canada turn things around. However, I know that at this point only a miracle could make that happen. The stores are not in good condition and their efforts to save the business are not enough. They also did not focus enough on their online shopping experience. It would not surprise me if Sears had to close the remaining stores in the near future. This once-prominent retail chain is fading fast.

Website review, Living2

What do you think when Google tells you this on your way to a clothing commerce store? 

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As a consumer, you are officially thinking this website is way too sketchy to put your credit card in and purchase from! 

This is their website: 

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This is their Instagram linked from their website: 

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Other crucial issues with the website

  • The website has a missing SSL certificate, making the web page appear not secure. Which defers online payment 
  •  No related headers 
  • Render blocking which makes the website harder to load. 

What would I add: 

A slideshow of the current hot product lines, A link for Public Relations information & more than one white female model to show this is a line for anyone. I would also power the eCommerce shop with Etsy or Shopify software as according to a variety of websites, this website isn’t considered secure enough for payment. The Facebook also has not been updated in months & they are sorely lacking video content. This is why not everyone should have their own “Do it yourself website.” 

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Get a website with a pro, Email Ashtonderoy@gmail.com 

Blog changes

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Ashton Deroy writes: As of recent the Toronto Businessphere has covered some interesting out of ordinary content such as:

Review of Space Between Us

Review of Orphan Black 

As of now, we want to change the blog format to more of a topical lifestyle blog that features, business & marketing talk. After meeting with readers they thought the blog would be more interesting with lifestyle content, movie reviews & event coverage. With this in mind, this is the type of content we would love to move towards. 

We still have offers

Ultimate Website Publishing package: $600 

  • SEO Powered website
  • Integrated Social media marketing 
  • Custom email address 
  • Social media boosting 

Website advertising space: $30 

  • Top widget ad 
  • hyperlinks to your own commerce page
  • Features in blog posts. 

Send an email to capitalize on an offer: 


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Sassy City Girl reviews, Orphan Black. Watch it now on Crave TV. Tracy Gerhardt’s Love Winx Page.

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Orphan Black is a Canadian sci-fi TV series filmed mostly in Toronto. The fifth and final season started on June 10, 2017. I first came across this show in 2014 and it’s been my favorite ever since. It examines moral issues around cloning, has great characters, and is constantly surprising me. I’m sad that it’s ending, but I have seen what happens to shows that get dragged out so they keep airing. Besides, it will be an amazing season if the first episode was any indication.

Orphan Black centers around a group of female clones all played by Tatiana Maslany. The series opens with con-artist Sarah Manning witnessing a woman commit suicide. She notices that Beth Childs looks exactly like her and steals her purse. She meets several of her clones soon after. At first, Sarah is only interested in Beth’s money, but she grows to care about her sisters. They are fighting threats from the extremely religious Proletheans and the science institute DYAD. A few of the clones also develop a

A few of the clones also develop a mysterious life-threatening illness. The show examines the moral implications of cloning as well as how it affects each sister’s identity. Other clones include soccer mom Alison, scientist Cosima, Ukrainian assassin Helena, and “pro clone” Rachel. Each one has her own personality and struggles.

Sometimes I find it hard to believe they are all portrayed by the same actress. Maslany is extremely talented, doing many different accents flawlessly. The non-clone characters are fantastic as well. Sarah’s biological daughter Kira is very precocious and senses when things are not right. Her foster brother Felix and mother Siobhan have strong personalities yet are very loving. Cosima’s girlfriend Delphine does whatever she feels is best for her even if it compromises their relationship. Alison’s husband Donnie often provides much needed comic relief. I recall a scene where he accidentally killed an antagonist and I couldn’t help laughing.

Another thing that makes the show amazing is unexpected plot twists. I didn’t like Helena in the first season. However, she turned out to have a soft side and is now one of my favorites. Certain characters turn out to have hidden motives or be more involved in the conspiracy than I thought. The genetic original was not who I was expecting at all. There are many emotional moments. One scene in season four had me crying harder than I ever have during a TV show. I even tweeted that I wished I could kill a certain antagonist. However, there are many heartwarming moments too. I really enjoyed the ending of season three where several clones were having dinner together and reminiscing about recent events.

If you have not seen Orphan Black, I highly recommend it. The show deals with moral issues of cloning, has amazing characters with strong bonds, and always surprises you. New episodes air every Saturday at 10 PM on Space and are available on space.ca soon after. Past seasons can be watched on Crave TV. I am excited to see what transpires during the rest of the final season.


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Ashton Deroy Writes: Tracy Gerhardt is selling Love Winx products. From skin products to sex toys click the image above to check her new E-Commerce page out. 

Recommended products – I have personally tried these products and as a result, I highly recommend paying for these products for what they do for you. 

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Tell your prospective partner you are ready for sex with “You Big Flirt.” Pheremones. Click the product image to land on Tracy’s website. 

 

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Frisky Legs contains the soothing touch of Aloe vera. I tried this after Kickboxing practice and the pain relief was spectacular! For those who don’t know I get in an hour of kickboxing cardio some days & the pain from it can be pretty unbearable. In fact, most times I am messaging Sassy City Girl Screaming in pain over Facebook. With this stuff, I was able to deal with the pain perfectly! Click the product image to go to Tracy’s websie.

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A Romantic health & Wellness brand 

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Liberal Political Rant: Climate Change gets ignored again!

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It did not take much guess work at all to calculate that when Republicans got the United States majority they also brought the USA to hell with that. Say goodbye to progressive social programs, positive environmental initiatives as well as positive programs to help the massive United States student debt. 

Say hello to phrases like “Global Warming is a myth.” As the country proceeds government administration being run by the dumbest leader in the recent two decades. 

On June 2nd 2017 Donald Trump decided not to sign the G7. One of many moves that have the public turned against this not so great leader. 

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This photo from the Guardian Newspaper website says it all. Trump is a Climate disaster! His actions at the G7 were an embarrassment and he is choosing to not unify the United States with the rest of the progressive world in an environmental time where you don’t have to look that hard to see drastic changes happening. Changes like, record heats, rising shorelines, and animal extinctions. 

One thing that isn’t touched on enough is non-voters, are just as much to blame as voters in the United States for electing such a moron to speak for their country. Back during 2016, I couldn’t believe when I read the statistics for Trump on his way to closing a victory in the United States election. This wasn’t a surprise. The voter pool narrowed because voters wouldn’t get behind Clinton’s campaign or personality, Bernie Sanders was inspirational but couldn’t contend with power & no one really matched his status going into this election. 

 

As it relates to Canada 

So when a Conservative/Republican wins you basically have to say goodbye to rational thought and sanity in how your country is run. Get ready to see the country operate under lacking budgets, with overly western religious values & a poor plan to tackle anything environmental. 

Now honestly, as it pertains to the next Canadian election do we really want that type of leadership opposed to Kathleen Wynne? No, we don’t because our minimum wage is going up, environmental companies are growing as they should and we are protecting Canada’s natural resources to the best of our economic ability. So nevermind what has happened, if you don’t want Canada ran like the United States of America with “Donald Dumbass!” . Make sure Kathleen says Premiere, and avoid Patrick Browne like the plague! 

Consequence if Patrick Browne wins? We get a dumbass who will actually share a common value system as Donald Trump. Someone who will knock climate change, be stingey with the budget and screw up health care! 

Press citations 

Ballingall, Alex. “Trudeau disputes German magazine report that he feared ‘provoking’ Trump on climate change.” The Star. N.p., 12 June 2017. Web. 12 June 2017. All I grabbed from this article was the photo.

Yuil, Helen. “The Paris climate agreement, Nicaragua and Donald Trump.” The Guardian. N.p., 8 June 2017. Web. 12 June 2017. This article discusses the actions of Trump at the G7, From this article I used information and the picture that titled the website.

 

 

Sassy City Girl’s new logo

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About two or three years ago Diana Skye started a blog on WordPress called Sassy City Girl. That actually is still currently her WordPress handle so I made her the first Professionally done logo for the handle refer to the above logo. 

As a thought for a community relations game, I was thinking we could get Diana Skye out & commenting on some Toronto content, bringing that Diana Skye sass I love so much. 

Next Friday she will be writing an article that is to be announced & we plan on doing some work this summer to get the blog up and running & at full capacity. To check out some more of Diana’s work check out the links below & get to know WordPress’ resident Sassy City Girl:

 

Diana’s ASMR Channel below: 

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What is ASMR? Apparently it is whispering & discussing makeup products. When I first listened to it I thought I was having a schizophrenic episode! 

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The ItsDianaSkye Channel: 

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This channel is her channel for exciting adventures & well more makeup reviews. I have to say for a channel that is supposed to be adventurous she never explores “the wonders that are Jane & Finch!”

For more on Jane & Finch read the article below: 

Armed teen arrested for chasing someone at Jane & Finch  

A teen is faced charges after chasing someone through Jane & Finch with a gun. 

Did you know Diana Skye has been involved with 3 music projects? 

 

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So to conclude who knows what Diana Skye will do next, will she juggle fire? Will she try heroine with a street gang? Or will she keep the same monotonous routine of enjoying passion Iced tea lemonades & trying new makeup products. Either way she has a blog next Friday so make sure to click through for Friday 12:00pm for Diana’s new blog. 

 

Get a logo designed with us. $50. 

 

The Space Between Us Movie review, Purchased via Google Play.

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Ashton Writes: The Space Between us is a Sci-Fi & Romance movie about the first human being born on Mars traveling to earth.  Asa Butterfield plays the male lead Gardner the first person ever born on Mars, who is a heart in his sleeves romantic with some social abnormalities from his birth’s circumstances which the movie portrays really well. 

The female lead is Britt Robertson who plays Tulsa. One of the first things I like about this film is unlike older movies Britt gets more of the bad ass role opposed to the male lead being the the cool character. Tulsa’s character is a foster child with an intense amount of street smarts who I find is neccescary to capture the adventure the two characters have in the film. 

In the film the two characters start of chatting on their computer systems. Then Gardner travels to earth and disappears for 7 months. This of course pisses off Tusla’s character and she almost can’t even tolerate Gardner when she sees him again. 

The movie really plays out as a fantastic adventure with the two characters getting to more trouble then you would initially expect. In the end you expect the climax you get to some degree but getting there is so fantastic and wonderful. 

I 100% reccomend this movie if you are a fan of romantic movies or Sci-Fi movies. I do not think this movie will disappoint its targetted audience at all. Which is why for my first Google Play Movie Review I will give this movie five stars. 

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Three reasons the minimum wage increase is bad.

As a kid, you might have been taught to work your ass off all day for $20. As an adult, you carried that through a recession, inflation & you’ve used the strong human character to accept circumstances you should blame making a sub-par living for!

Yes, minimum wage raising contributes to rising costs of living, but companies who take more than their share of resources, then pay out little to their communities should take this as a warning.

Employees aren’t talking about their wage to the companies that pay them flat anymore. They are going above their heads to the government to get their fair share!

  1. The absence of workers’ Unions– The government is doing the job for massive corporations that internal workers’ unions should be doing. The minimum wage standards are supposed to be there to regulate the smallest wage, not the absolute wage. Needing to negotiate your wage at the government level opposed to within a company is a feature of socialism, not capitalism. 
  2. College graduates still get paid the same rate as non-qualified persons– Something needs to be done to validate our college programs in Canada. Otherwise, the programs should be eliminated. I strongly advocate for the removal of any media design programs and Television broadcasting programs from college institutions for example. Training for a job should lead to a job. 
  3. Job elimination in small businesses – Don’t exaggerate this too much. I do feel small businesses should have a varying responsibility in wages than massive corporations. That being said unfortunately these companies are paying the price for a problem they are not primarily at fault for. Changing wages & offers does put massive stress on these businesses however that a two-tier wage system might eliminate. 

Listen if you don’t want wages re-negotiated at the government level then here is what needs to happen. We need to bring back internal negotiations for wages in massive companies, We need to manage and eliminate future unnecessary debt in colleges. Lastly, we should hold small businesses less accountable than large businesses for the under waged population. 

To anyone who was against this change employed by a larger organization or a company that serves large organizations. 

Get over it, if your company has over 100 places of business and over a million customers, you can afford to pay employees more than $11.50-$13.00 hourly. Unfortunately, Canadians need real wages to fight inflation (Caused by global markets) Hopefully this will lead to an increase in recreational spending, investing and development.

“I’d rather have a job than a high mandated wage and no job.”

No, you are an idiot! Canada’s market is becoming similar to India with everyone working in Call Center, Tech & grunt work.  To keep up with our neighboring American economy we can’t be India! We have to grow, put money back in working class pockets and rely on proper spending to speed up our economic growth. 

Me personally I would rather not live in a situation where working doesn’t guarantee me a future any better than selling drugs on the street. True story, making an honest living in Telecom in Belleville Ontario I earned less and had a lower quality of living than my neighbor who sold weed.

Final thoughts 

The simple fact is this, Businessphere is equity funded, it is not profitable. It may never be profitable. We use Facebook & Instagram ad space to try & attract clients but we can only do so much at our current income bracket. 

With a change in my external jobs, I can likely grow this project much more and find much more opportunities whilst keeping myself alive. I am still waiting on my big E Commerce account but all I can do is the dream. 

I truly am Happy for the announcemnet of a future wage increase! Thank You Liberal government. 

 

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My aunt teaches me to change a tire

Ashton Writes: This situation came up for me Saturday 27th of May. My aunt got into her parking lot and realized her car tire was flat. Why was this tire flat? She drove over a nail somehow. 

How to change a tire? 

  1. Find a safe flat location, thankfully we were in my aunt’s garage
  2. Turn on your hazard lights 
  3. Apply parking brake 
  4. Apply wheel wedges 
  5. Remove wheel hub cap and wheel covers. 
  6. Loosen the lug nuts, Lefty loosey! 
  7. Place jack under the vehicle, in our case, it was a Toyota 
  8. Unscrew lug nuts 
  9. remove the flat tire 
  10. Mount on the spare tire with lug nut bolts 
  11. Tighten the lug nuts
  12. Lower the vehicle and tighten again 
  13. Lower the vehicle completely
  14. Replace hubcap 
  15. Store all of your equipment 
  16. Check pressure in your tire 
  17. Take flat tire to Dignity auto repairs! 

For your flat tire needs go to Dignity Repairs. 

 

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