2011 Holiday Gift Giving Guide for Savvy Entrepreneurs (Canada Edition)

Give the gift of success this Christmas

Take the pressure and guessing out of your holiday shopping. Use this gift-giving guide to help you pick a gift that any savvy entrepreneur would love to receive this Christmas.

In this guide, you’ll see a variety of gifts ranging from books to business services covering any budget.

And while you’re shopping for your loved ones, don’t forget to pick something for your number one business asset: YOU!


Facebook Marketing All-in-One for Dummies

“A detailed resource for businesses and individuals seeking to promote goods and services on Facebook

Written by social media experts, this all-in-one guide gives marketers and small-business owners all the tools they need to create successful Facebook marketing campaigns.”

One of the authors, Andrea Vahl, is a friend of mine, so I can vouch for her expertise and ability to teach what she knows.

Buy it from Amazon.ca for $21 (50% off)

The New Relationship Marketing: How to Build a Large, Loyal, Profitable Network Using the Social Web

“A top social media guru shares the secrets to expanding your business through relationships

Social marketing expert Mari Smith outlines a step-by-step plan for building a sizable, loyal network comprised of quality relationships that garner leads, publicity, sales, and more.”

Buy it from Amazon.ca for $19.76 (34% off)

The New Rules of Marketing & PR

“David Meerman Scott’s marketing bible has become a modern day business classic.

This is a one-of-a-kind, pioneering guide, offering a step-by-step action plan for harnessing the power of the Internet to communicate with buyers directly, raise online visibility, and increase sales.”

Buy it from Amazon.ca for $17.48 (27% off)


Kindle, Wi-Fi 6” Display

This E-reader lets any entrepreneur keep up with their reading, whether books, newspapers or websites. Turns waiting periods into learning time. The Kindle is super light and easy to read even when you’re out under the sun.

Buy it from Amazon.ca for $109


A smart phone is fast becoming an indispensable business tool, and nothing beats an iPhone in features and ease of use. With a smartphone, the savvy entrepreneur can keep up with email, stay engaged in social networks, and even create content, including pictures and video.

Prices vary depending on subscription plans

iPad 2

An iPad puts computing at the fingertips — without lugging around a heavy laptop.

Prices start at $515 in major electronics stores

Kodak Zi8 Pocket HD Camcorder

Kodak Zi8 HD Pocket Video Camera NEWEST MODELSavvy entrepreneurs know video marketing is a powerful Internet marketing tool! This handy camcorder records full HD videos, fits in your pocket, and lets you upload your video through YouTube with its built-in USB. Unlike other pocket-sized video cameras, the Zi8 provides high-quality audio through an external microphone jack (microphone must be purchased separately).

Buy it from Amazon.ca for $448.70

Home Study Courses on Social Media

31 Days to Build A Better Blog

31 Days to Build A Better Blog 2012 Edition

An informative, engaging blog is one of the best ways for business owners to build their reputation as expert in their fields, attract leads, and turn them into hungry buyers. Darren Rowse, founder of Problogger.net shows how to create a blog that attracts readers and helps increase the bottom line.

Buy it at https://alexisrodrigo.com/31days


LinkedInfluence Lewis HowesLinkedIn is the largest social networking site for business professionals, and members have a higher income than those in other social networks. In this home study course, LinkedIn expert Lewis Howes shows you how to use LinkedIn to attract high-quality clients and customers.

Buy LinkedInfluence


Small Business Success Summit

small-biz-success-summit-2012Learn how to grow your small business with social media — without leaving your house. Join this live online conference and learn from 25 of the world’s leading social media marketing experts.

Enroll in Small Business Success Summit

Solo Masterminds Membership

Solo Masterminds

Solo Masterminds is an online mastermind group of women entrepreneurs. It’s for any femme-preneur who wants to get practical resources, group coaching, and moral support from like-minded women businesses owners. I’m a partner in Solo Masterminds and I can’t wait to welcome you and a friend!

Gift a membership at www.SoloMasterminds.com

Business Services

Free Social Media Strategy Session

Spend 20 minutes with me on Skype and I’ll help you:

  • clarify your social media marketing goals
  • have a deeper understanding of your target market
  • evaluate your current social media marketing efforts
  • identify social media opportunities you can use to attract more leads and customers
  • list specific action steps to help you implement a more effective social media marketing plan

Value: $200, yours FREE. To claim, simply email me to schedule a free strategy session for yourself and/or a friend.

Copywriting Services – Get 20% off

Copy is the DNA of sales, and good copywriting is a business investment that will pay off for years to come. You and/or your giftee can use this gift voucher for copywriting services to:

  • Develop or improve the copy on your website
  • Create a landing page for your lead offer
  • Make your social networking profiles more compelling
  • Build a high-converting sales page for your products, programs and services

Email me and use coupon code XMAS2011 to claim the 20% discount.

*This coupon code is good for one copywriting project only and is valid until February 29, 2012.