Upcoming Events

See below for a listing of upcoming Progressive Dane events and meetings.

  • Trade Shows - The Art Of Effective Business Marketing

    • Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Holman Exhibits in North York, ON, Canada

    Trade shows have become an essential part of the business marketing world and is slowly expanding its reach. Trade shows not only help in promotions but also in the development of your business. This means that you can easily take advantage of the trade shows to get a lot of profits from a single event, which is an opportunity that you don't get very easily. Trade shows help you to easily display & demonstrate all your products to the people who are interested with ease. So here we are going to have a look at how the business development and marketing work together in a trade show at various times & how these both can work hand-in-hand frequently in the trade shows.

    Trade Show Promotion

    Promotion of business refers to demonstration & display of ads to the potential customers that can really prove to be really helpful to your business. Trade shows can be the perfect platform for the promotion of your business. With such a huge audience available in the trade show as the visitors which can easily range between hundreds to thousands of people. You have to make sure to attract maximum number of people towards your booth. Various things that can easily get you potential customers in a trade show are your booth design, giveaways, and marketing collateral and social media posts. Whenever the potential customers come to your booth, you can easily attract visitors, imparting your brand and services to the attendees, and compelling them to learn more. Your staff is really essential part of the trade show as they're the ones who are going to welcome with a smile, warm greetings and promotional speeches.

    Business Expansion

    Business Expansion is one of the most essential aspects for your profits. In this basically there is a one-on-one interaction which is basically done right before the selling the products. The various activities included in the process are networking, writing proposals, responding to inquiries about services, and other conversations on an individual basis. These conversations basically help in help in building relationships, create a buzz about your company and also offer services to the potential customers.
    In both Trade Show Promotion and Business expansion, the ultimate goal is always to get your business on the track of success by enhancing the business sales and conversion rate. Another advantage is that when you focus on such large number of people personally, the results are far better than general promotion methods.

    Gaining Interest of Potential Customers

    People mostly look at the trade show booth design and then go visit the one that interests them, so make sure to make the design highly eye-catching. Then they checkout the graphics on your booth, pick & read the pamphlets and then understand what all is listed on those. Make sure to see the visitors at your booth and greet them with a warm welcome & smile. Ask them politely as to how you can be of help to them. Here the interaction will start, which is one on one, letting you & the visitor clear both their doubts and clarify the intentions of the visitor. Then you can easily demonstrate the details, services and products of your company through a slideshow or a video. The interaction will let you know clearly as if the visitor is there to buy products actually or just passing time. Here you can easily make your business expansion planning with all the actually interested visitors.

    Thus these were the things that you need to understand while representing your company on a trade show. Trade shows are really important as marketing activities can be performed by websites, collateral, and media but business development can only be performed by a person.

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  • Benefits of Hiring Corporate Limo Services

    • Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 06:00 PM
    • Lavish Limo in Scarborough, ON, Canada

    Corporate events are really very important as these help in making sure to stay in touch with clients, build new business relations and also in keeping a successful business up & running. These events include normal scheduled meetings, conferences, and instructional meets, new product launches, round-table sessions etc. All these events help you in sharing & discussing the plans & ideas about new products and services, educating the staff on new strategies & processes, discussions about new projects and also to develop healthy relationships with your employees as well as with clients.

    Whenever such types of events are conducted, you have to invite people from all around the city or country to a specific place which they all might not be aware of. So whenever your business people are new to the city, you have to handle the transportation needs for them in order to get them at the right place on time. It is always advisable to put up a highly hospitable & professional impression by providing transportation services to your business guests for various things like picking up & dropping to the airport, to their suites, to the event location, to your workplace, and anywhere else they need to be. So let's have a look at the top benefits of hiring corporate limo services.

          1. Safe & Time Efficient Services

    There are basically two types of business people. The first ones are those who always are travelling for business purposes like meetings while on transit, travelling in trains & flights to attend corporate events all around the globe. These types of people are mostly aware as to how they can get to the desired location easily. On the other hand, some people travel rarely for business and these people aren't much aware of the ways and venues. No matter what type guests are coming to your event, it's your responsibility to make sure that their travelling, pickup and drop are all planned by hiring a professional transportation service. You can easily make this happen by sending in a limousine that takes them to & fro to all locations they have to be.

          2. Proper Schedule Management

    No one is ever sure about events as sometimes they don't start on time and sometimes they end after the scheduled times. So if you hire a reliable limo service that makes sure to adjust the schedule of pickup, drop & journey for each client of yours perfectly, it will take off a lot of burden from your head. This will also help in timely start & ending of the functions.

          3. Professionalism

    It is quite obvious that you will be really busy with the preparations of the event, your speech and catering services but you also have to understand that all your guests will observe how well you took care of their needs and transit services while going to & from the event venue. Your company’s commitment to quality & excellent service helps in building strong business relationships.

          4. Wide range of fleet to choose from

    Whenever you hire a professional limo services company, you can choose from a wide range of luxurious vehicles including Rolls Royce, Cadillac, Hummer Limo, Bentley, Stretch Limo and Mercedes Benz etc. These vehicles can be hired according to your budget and number of clients. These vehicles offer the luxury and class that will put up a very good impression on your clients. If you wish to build up strong business relations, you can easily achieve that through these luxurious vehicles.
    Thus, these are the top benefits of hiring corporate Toronto Limo Services by Lavish Limo that can help in building everlasting business relations and also help you put up a professional impression on them.

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  • Good caterer qualities: lifeline of your event

    A caterer is somebody who organizes the conveyance, planning, and introduction of nourishment for customers. In the event that you've at any point went to a pre-wedding party, business parties, rehearsal supper, wedding gathering or an occasion that had flawlessly arranged and exhibited nourishment, a good caterer do this all for you. Their duties incorporate the food and beverages, as well as the beautifications, tables, seats, music and lighting. Catering services are becoming very famous these days for all types of parties. The Owen brother is one of the leading London catering Company . It provides remarkable catering services in London for any type of event.

    Providing food requires a hard working attitude, and additionally tolerance, fantastic correspondence and supervisory abilities, and dedication to detail. Magnificent hierarchical attitudes and also monetary duty will help a caterer to wind up noticeably fruitful in this profession.

    Numerous lawful necessities should be met by food providers too. These incorporate a wellbeing license, obligation protection, and the fitting business grants required by your state, region or nation. A customer won't wish to employ a caterer who does not hold legitimate protection and licenses. Also, information on the wellbeing and security controls, alongside accreditation is a prerequisite.

    Qualities that makes good caterer

    Awesome Cooking skills: At its most fundamental level, cooking is about nourishment. Regardless of how delightfully the scene is brightened or how deliberately the place settings are masterminded, customers won't return if the sustenance is terrible. You additionally require enough cooking background to make formula substitutions, arrange menus, and securely get ready, warm and transport a lot of nourishment.

    Food wellbeing: A decent caterer ought to know about and conform to the most cutting-edge sustenance wellbeing laws in their specific country. The Food and Drug Administration of a particular country is accountable for food wellbeing controls all through a country. A special training is provided for catering services also.

    Phenomenal hierarchical and time administration abilities: Being a food provider/caterer implies having all-around aptitudes and capacities. They need to manage front end and back end staff—cook staff, servers, dishwashers, and cleaners etc. They need a more extensive personality to search for an enormous picture: keep up the menu, an exhortation on security directions, address different matters and make a prompt move where ever it is required.

    Kitchen work is started in advance for different types of orders and menus. Nourishment planning and introduction are extremely tedious in this way; a food provider/caterer needs to adjust the time before and amid the administration. He/she ought to have the capacity to deal with the weight without losing his temper and guarantee that nourishment being served is of most extreme quality and taste.

    Proficient Client Service: They work with customers to outline a menu. Being affable, prudent, and political is essential, as you may need to convince a customer to substitute a fixing or change a dish. Great correspondence and relationship building abilities are likewise essential to impress a customer and catering a fruitful occasion. A fulfilled client is the best suggestion, and verbal stays probably the most compelling publicizing out there in the whole world.

    Adaptability and Creativity: You need to ask the client for any type of allergies to food. Recipes should be acclimated to adapt to food sensitivities, and cooking strategies must be modified to fit in with dietary necessities or individual inclinations. An innovative and versatile individual will have the capacity to accomplish in these circumstances and impart trust in their customers all the while.

     Having a leadership quality: A caterer needs to deal with a staff of cooks, servers, cleaners, and dishwashers, while guaranteeing their group knows about their timetables, put settings, serving traditions, and sustenance security directions. It might likewise be important to give guidance and exhortation to clients.

     Learning of social, religious, societies and traditions food:  A good catering service provider is always prepared for different types of dishes preparation. Distinctive societies have diverse assortments of dishes and have their own cultural food style. Great chef needs to revive and refresh his different dishes making capacity continually.

     Capacity to deal with pressure: Think a pot of bubbling water during the time spent cooking linguini. The air pockets ricochet around, all through the pasta with high warmth and weight. Presently think about a kitchen just before administration. You will be confronted with apparently hyper individuals moving left, appropriate, all over. They are under tremendous pressure. They can't present nourishment from a crate or off the rack. Everything should be cooked to request and planned to the running of the occasion. A decent caterer group must have the capacity to react emphatically to this tremendous pressure, take control and guarantee delivery on time with quality food.

     Conclusion: Catering frequently includes fun occasions like weddings, corporate parties, anniversary or birthdays. It requires an excellent working attitude, and determination, splendid correspondence and supervisory attitudes, and commitment to detail. Incredible management of all the things from food to decoration makes them successful.