Black Chair Consulting Blog

How to Generate Revenue Using Social Media: An Introduction

By David Noël-Romas on May 2, 2017 8:46:27 AM in social media marketing, social ads

Black Chair uses social media to help businesses sell more. How we do that is an important differentiator, because so many "social media experts" have no idea how to convert attention into revenue, and we do.

We're Doubling Down

By David Noël-Romas on May 1, 2017 8:41:00 AM in social media marketing, social ads

This year, Black Chair turns 8 years old. 8 years is not a long time, but it's an eternity in our world of technology and the business processes that go along with it.

8 years ago, Facebook and Youtube were in their formative years. Smart phones...

Business in Academia

By David Noël-Romas on Jan 12, 2017 9:13:00 AM in manitoba business, entrepreneurship, mentors, small business

I did a podcast interview with Stu Henrickson from the Asper School of Business a while back. Here are some of the highlights:

Dave Reid on Business Evolution, and Preparing for Acquisition

By David Noël-Romas on Dec 15, 2016 9:19:00 AM in building a business, manitoba business, entrepreneurship, cloud software, acquisition, small business, selling your business

Dave Reid is one of my favourite podcast guests, because he's interesting and strategic but also because he happens to play in my universe of "IT stuff". He has interesting perspectives on how businesses need to change over time, and how a...

Doug Harvey On Business

By David Noël-Romas on Dec 8, 2016 12:29:01 PM in manitoba business, small business

I've learned several things through my work on the Manitoba Business Podcast. One of them is that our business community in Manitoba is comprised of many very good people. People who lead by example, people who are generous with their time and...

Your First Website

By David Noël-Romas on Nov 24, 2016 12:50:37 AM in marketing, small business

Businesses need websites. If you own a business and you don't have a website, get one.

Tools of the Trade: The Small Business Software Necessities

By David Noël-Romas on Nov 24, 2016 12:24:59 AM in cloud software, small business

At Black Chair, we preach the concept of having well-defined operational processes, even for the tiniest businesses, because (a) it reduces overhead significantly and (b) it poises an organization for growth. Good operational processes are...

Hubspot's Free Tier: A Complete Guide for Small Businesses (Part 1)

By David Noël-Romas on Nov 14, 2016 9:09:32 AM in inbound marketing, hubspot

At Hubspot's Inbound conference this year, they announced the "Hubspot Growth Stack", which includes a free pricing tier. This is a first for Hubspot--until now, pricing started at $200/month. The free version of Hubspot's Growth Stack is perfect...

A Conversation With Bob Silver

By David Noël-Romas on Nov 3, 2016 9:05:00 AM in manitoba business, family business

Bob Silver is a well-recognized name in Manitoba business circles. And for good reason--he's overseen very impressive growth as CEO at Western Glove Works, while also making significant contributions in non-profit roles throughout our community.

The Entrepreneur Psyche

By David Noël-Romas on Oct 27, 2016 9:07:00 AM in manitoba business, entrepreneurship

Barb Gamey at Payworks is one of the most formidable business people in Manitoba. It was a privilege to interview her for the podcast, and even though it was one of the first episodes we did it is still one of my favourites. Here are some...