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About Susan Friesen

As the founder, Susan Friesen brings a unique advantage to eVision Media clients by having earned a Bachelor in Business Administration degree with a concentration in Computer Information Systems through the Thompson River's University. Her experience in the Web development industry since 1999 has gained her much insight and knowledge in how to effectively brand a business and then translate that to a user-friendly, search-engine friendly, custom designed website. She is a graduate of the Vancouver Film School multi-media program and also earned several certificates in technology through the University of Victoria and Athabasca University. She won the 2003-2004 Governor General's Bronze Academic Award for achieving the highest academic standing in a diploma-level post secondary program. http://evisionmedia.ca

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Does your business have a Facebook presence? If so, have you been actively capitalizing on its social marketing reach or have you abandoned it due to thinking your efforts were futile? I fear many of you are thinking the latter and feel pretty defeated over the lack of results you’re getting there. Trying to build […]

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Wish you were getting better results with your social media? Many entrepreneurs I talk to are frustrated they aren’t seeing anything come of their social media efforts. They’re ready to give up, thinking it’s all been a huge waste of time. This is when I tell them this marketing isn’t as easy as creating and […]

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We all want websites that are search-engine friendly. But sometimes when you are busy it’s easy to publish a new blog post and be off to the next thing on your to do list. Over time, this can really hurt your SEO efforts. That’s why I’ve put together this short hit list of things you […]

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Out of the blue, I received an e-mail from the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce one day notifying me that we were nominated for a 2016 Business Excellence award. Say what? Once I got past my shock and disbelief that they must have the wrong Susan… it began to sink in that someone out there thought […]

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As we approach 2017, it’s interesting to think about where we’re headed in the coming year when it comes to marketing our business. All business owners want to stay on top of their game by being prepared for what’s ahead but in today’s fast-changing world, what does that look like? Below are some content marketing […]

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Tis the season for holiday sales. Shoppers are flocking online in search of gift giving ideas. According to Mashable, “65 percent of shoppers tap social media looking for the perfect gift… and two out of three shoppers purchased a gift they found via social media.” So what are the best ways to cash in on […]

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When was the last time you updated your website? It saddens me to say that I have many clients who have all but abandoned their website once it was launched. They either get too busy to think about it or worse, don’t realize how important it is to the success of their business. Remember your […]

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There’s an insidious travesty happening in the entrepreneurial world and I’ve stayed silent about it long enough. It’s time to expose what’s really happening to unsuspecting entrepreneurs and business owners when it comes to seeking the perfect answer to their business needs. You probably already know it as chasing after the bright and shiny object […]

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As a business owner and solopreneur, it’s really important to know the time, energy and resources you invest in your business provides a generous return on investment. Social media platforms are a powerful tool that can help you market your business but, unless you know how to use it to generate tangible ROI for your […]

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When I was 9, our family moved from Vancouver to a 10-acre farm in Bradner. The shock of moving from a city to a farm was definitely felt by all of us but for my Dad, it was his dream of being a farmer coming true. We were all put to work, much to my […]

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Social media is a powerful way to build a following, turn prospects into leads and drive sales. One of the biggest complaints I hear is that business owners are investing lots of time in social media and not seeing the returns on those efforts. If you aren’t getting the social media results you are looking […]

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As the dog days of summer come to an end, it’s time to ramp up your business plans for fall. There’s no better time than now to put things into high gear. After reading this list of practical ideas, you will be able to get back to business armed with great ideas and inspiration to […]

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This weekend Daniel and I were invited to the Abbotsford Airshow as a guest of Chef Michael Dicks of Culinary Touch Catering. He was the official caterer of the 8 Chalets there and served more than 5,000 guests during the three-day event. That’s pretty astonishing. This isn’t Michael’s first “rodeo” at the show and after […]

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The summer means it’s vacation time. Time to get away and enjoy sun and summer fun. But when you are a business owner, the thought of leaving your business can be stressful. I know it took me several years before I allowed myself the opportunity to truly take time off for some badly needed respite. […]

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In recent years, we have seen an increase in the number of mobile users. What many businesses may not have anticipated though, is that viewing the Internet on mobile devices is now becoming the norm. We are becoming a society that is connected 24/7. That’s requiring businesses to think about the special needs of users […]

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