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Clients Become Friends

Clients Become Friends

What I love the most about We Make Stuff Happen is that our client relationships are never simply business transactions. At our agency our clients very quickly become our friends and feel like extended family. Let me explain what I mean with a little story about my...

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How do we make stuff happen?

How do we make stuff happen?

Time for another Summer Showcase. This week, we want to shine the spotlight directly at ourselves. Why would we showcase our own business growth? Well, here's the thing. We do a great job informing everybody about the amazing clients that we have, and sometimes...

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Jonathan Christian on Podcasts

Jonathan Christian on Podcasts

Over the past few years, I've had the opportunity to be featured on a number of Podcasts as a guest. I have compiled them together for you here. So, sit back, relax and enjoy! Coming later this year, we're launching our own Podcast. We'll be featuring special guests...

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Client Spotlight: Donna Ceriani

Client Spotlight: Donna Ceriani

Welcome to another Summer Showcase! Today, I'm outside and I’m thinking about one of our most cherished clients. Her name is Donna Ceriani. I met Donna about four years ago. We were in the same mastermind together.  She’s a stunning lady and super smart. I always...

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Client Spotlight: Fearlessly Fit

Client Spotlight: Fearlessly Fit

We’re very fortunate – almost 95% of our business comes via referrals. We love it when a fellow industry professional who has designed a great websites for their clients says, “your website isn’t enough, you not only need a great website but an active blogging and...

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Client Spotlight: Seagate Mass Timber

Client Spotlight: Seagate Mass Timber

Here’s a #tbt for you! Back the fall of 2012, I met Ralph Austin, the founder of Seagate Structures for a cup of Tim Horton’s coffee. We got to chatting and Ralph shared how he felt about his current website and that it wasn’t serving them well at all. Ralph was...

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Client Spotlight: Gifted

Client Spotlight: Gifted

You know how we love sharing stories that capture the essence of the client work that we do here at We Make Stuff Happen?So, we’re going to showcase how we work here alongside our amazingly talented clients.Introducing Kim Sykes & Paul Kotter and the work that...

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The Birth of Self-employment

The Birth of Self-employment

I'd like to tell you a story about a Father's Day, some 15 years ago. This is really the birth of self-employment for me. It's a story that some people know, but it's not one that I've shared and I'll tell you why. It's one of those stories that you question if you...

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Crush Your Goals & Hold Yourself Accountable

Crush Your Goals & Hold Yourself Accountable

Hey, good morning! Jonathan here and it's a very wet day here in British Columbia. We’ve been so blessed with an early summer for a week. We were up in the 90s' on the weekend and now we're back to the 60s or low 20s to high 20s, whichever side of the coin you live...

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The Power of Coaching LIVE Website and Brand Design

The Power of Coaching LIVE Website and Brand Design

Top-Notch Teamwork! "When you have a big idea you need smart people on your team who can SEE that vision with you. Even better if they can run WITH you to make it real. Through crazy idea stage, to heartfelt birthing, with strategy, top-notch responsiveness, calm,...

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#SaferInternetDay Online Safety for Businesses

#SaferInternetDay Online Safety for Businesses

What do businesses need to know about Internet Safety and trust online? As businesses continue to move more and more of their marketing and management programs online, it's important to consider the real risks of doing business in an online environment. Password hacks...

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2018 CAPS Convention Contest Winner

2018 CAPS Convention Contest Winner

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting a rapid-fire keynote speech, at the 2018 Canadian Association of Professional Speakers (CAPS) Convention. Held in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore Hotel, the venue offered wonderful scenic views of the city. It was a truly...

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Giving Tuesday – The Global Day Of Giving

Giving Tuesday – The Global Day Of Giving

Today is Giving Tuesday! Giving Tuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering. Each year after Black Friday, companies, charities and individuals come together and rally for their favourite causes. “GivingTuesday harnesses the potential of social media and...

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Two Ways To Make Sure Your Facebook Page Gets Seen

Two Ways To Make Sure Your Facebook Page Gets Seen

Are you struggling with getting your Facebook posts seen? You are not alone. More than 600 million people visit Facebook Pages every day. The competition to get seen on Facebook is fiercer than ever. A study from Bonsey Jaden found that Facebook’s organic reach...

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Mission Accomplished! #BenFoundHisGem

Mission Accomplished! #BenFoundHisGem

So the wedding day finally happened and it all went so very well. It was, honestly, like a dream come true. After multiple months, in fact years, in the planning, it came off better than we could ever have imagined. Our daughter looked beautiful as I walked her down...

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Mission Chamber Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Mission Chamber Celebrates 125th Anniversary

On Tuesday, the Mission Regional Chamber of Commerce celebrated 125 years of supporting local businesses. What better way to celebrate than by popping some fizzy champagne, cake, chili cook-off, games and the unveiling of their brand-new logo which we had the pleasure...

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Find Your Facebook Memories Now In One Place

Find Your Facebook Memories Now In One Place

Get ready to relive your past Facebook memories! Yesterday Facebook announced a new page called “memories”, a single place on Facebook to reflect on your favorite shared moments with family and friends. So how is this any different from the “On This Day” feature...

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No Spam Please, We’re Canadian!

No Spam Please, We’re Canadian!

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been in effect since July of 2014. If you are a Canadian business owner or digital marketer, you need to be aware of what the rules are and how they affect you.

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#WMSH Guest Post: Dr. Theresa Lyons

#WMSH Guest Post: Dr. Theresa Lyons

Dr. Theresa Lyons shares her expertise in this guest post. Her mission is to correct the widespread misinformation on autism, nutrition and therapies and seriously impact the autism epidemic with her science-based approach to food and wellness.

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