Happy 150th Birthday Canada!

It all started on July 1, 1867. Well, it didn’t actually start on that date. But it’s the one recognized as when the “Dominion of Canada” became an official nation. As of tomorrow, that date will have been exactly 150 years ago. Needless to say, we are in for a quite the holiday long weekend, here in Canada. And, on behalf of the entire MeloTel team, we’d like to wish you the very happiest of…

5 Easy Ways To Keep Employee Morale High

With the holiday season almost here, most of us feel as if it’s already time to celebrate. And, in many ways, it is! After all, Christmas music can be heard everywhere you go, people are out shopping for gifts and Christmas movies are playing non-stop on television. Yes, it’s that very joyous time of year that most of us can’t help but start celebrating early. But, for business owners, that’s not always so easy. Many…

Swelling With Canadian Pride

MeloTel is Canada’s Hosted Company. And we must admit, we’re pretty proud of that fact. It’s not just because we’ve grown our company into a national leader in providing businesses with Hosted and Professional Services. But it’s because that very nation is Canada. Yes, we’re swelling with Olympic pride at the moment. Which Canadian isn’t? With the Winter Olympics in full swing, there is a lot to be proud and excited about. Today, the Canadian…

Much To Be Thankful For This Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Canada! At MeloTel, we certainly have a lot to be thankful for. Firstly, with the arrival of baby Mark earlier this week, the entire MeloTel Team has let out both a collective sigh of relief and an exclamation of glee all at the same time. Over a week past due, Mark was delivered by C section on Tuesday to the delight of his parents, John and Kathryn. Not only are we thankful that…

5 Ways To Have A Fabulous Long Weekend

As a business owner, your mind is most likely constantly racing about ways to boost your business. And it should. This is what separates you from the Average Joe. You’re always mindful of the fact that business could be better. So you think of strategies to increase sales, draw in more customers and build a bigger buzz for your brand. Arguably, business owners never get holidays. But that isn’t exactly fair, is it? This weekend,…

Finding Ways To Make You Smile

Smiles are contagious. Even when you don’t know a person, if you see him or her smiling, you’re compelled to do the same. A smile is an excellent universal sign of happiness. It doesn’t matter where you’re from or what language you speak, when you smile, the meaning is the same. Perhaps, a smile is all that you need to have on your mind each and every day. In other words, as a business owner,…

MeloTel Methods of Motivation

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re a pretty enthusiastic bunch over here at MeloTel. We get pretty excited about the products and services that we offer our clients. But our enthusiasm is probably most inspired by the fact that we get to interact with people on a daily basis. Our staff is comprised of people persons, or “people people”, if you will. Perhaps, this is what makes us such a “people’s company”. Communicating with others…

Best Wishes From Your Friends At MeloTel

Welcome to the last MeloTel Blog of 2012! It’s actually hard to believe that we are just about to embark on yet another year. Perhaps, we say this every year, but the time really does seem to fly by, doesn’t it? So before we break for the holidays, we’d like to take this opportunity to offer our heartfelt thank yous to all of our great clients, colleagues, friends and family members. You have all been…

The Last Triple Date Of Our Lives

It’s 12/12/12! And at MeloTel, we’re excited for no other reason than today’s date being of the once-in-a-century, cool repetitious variety. Today is quite special, however, because it will be the last day in our lifetimes that such a repetitive date will occur. After all, there is no 13th month. We’d have to wait until the next millennium to see another day like today. As far as most of our lifetimes are concerned, it all…

The Good Cold by John M. Meloche

Nobody, and I do mean nobody, likes to catch a cold or the flu. But like it or not, these maladies are contagious and can often be caught by associating with others. While a cold or the flu are some of the “not so good” things that we can catch from people around us, there are some really good things that we can catch — or give to others as well. For example, attitudes are…