The main way that YOU can help us is by voting once daily, and inviting all your friends and family to do the same. You must register on the ADP contest website. It’s a very easy registration and they won’t spam you. Registration is just to make sure no one cheats. At the time of writing this blog we’re in second. We need your help to keep our position in the top 5. You can vote for us by going here: http://www.adpgrant.ca/contest-preview/?entryid=1207
“A panel of judges (the “Contest Judges”) appointed by the Sponsor will judge each declared Finalist’s Contest Entry on the basis of: (i) the stated impact the Prize will have on the Small Business, (ii) the alignment of the Small Business with ADP’s corporate values, (iii) the overall creativity and quality of the Submission. The three factors are equally weighted.”
I wanted to speak specifically to these guidelines and why I feel they mesh so well with our mermaid company! Let’s take a look.
Part 1: The Impact of Prize Money
Check out this video we took of our friends Merbellas Studios Inc in Florida in their tank!
Part 2: The Alignment of ADP's Corporate Values and our Small Business...
“Our Mission, Vision and Values Our Mission
Power organizations with insightful solutions that drive business success
Be the world’s authority on helping organizations focus on what matters
Integrity is everything: We conduct our business with the highest level of integrity. We are straight forward and honor our commitments. We do the right thing.
Insightful Expertise: We thrive on turning knowledge into insight. Staying on top of our field and ahead of the curve is how we drive value for our clients.
Service Excellence: We are obsessed with all aspects of the client experience. The strength of our client relationships is the key to our growth and success.
Inspiring Innovation: We strive for constant improvement, always searching for new and better ways to serve our clients and grow the business. We created an entire industry - innovation is in our DNA.
Each person counts: We believe that each person counts. Each client and associate counts. Each deed counts and each contact between every client and associate counts. We respect and embrace the diversity of our associates, clients and business partners.
Results-driven: We are driven by a strong work ethic that is results-oriented. We encourage prudent risk taking without the fear of occasional failure. By being accountable, we deliver measurable results.
Social responsibility: We believe in giving back to the communities where we work and live. We encourage and support our associates' commitment to giving back and helping improve their communities.
- See more at: http://www.adp.com/who-we-are/philosophy.aspx#sthash.8fOnldw2.dpuf
“Power organizations with insightful solutions that drive business success”
“Be the world’s authority on helping organizations focus on what matters“
Believe it or not but one of the main things I do as owner of the company is trying to educate and empower other mermaid companies. I do that through the two books I’ve published, online and in person workshops, free online videos, and free online tutorials. I’ve taught other companies how to build their mermaid company from the sea floor up; and I’ve empowered them to work better with children using my background as both an educator and in child development. My business partner Sean has a background in entrepreneurship and HR. We combine powers… and help mermaids!
Our clients can attest to our integrity. We honour every contract and have never had an issue. We strive to remain professional and an example to others.
With our collective multidisciplinary experiences and skills we’re able to offer new insights into education. With a focus on constructivist approach and emergent curriculum: we create unique learning experiences that are fun for all ages. We are also always trying to advocate for the importance of nurturing imagination as a lifelong tool. See more about our educational experience here.
Our company’s mission revolves around inspiring others to follow their dreams, informing them through education, and encouraging their imagination. Everything we do as a company, we reflect on our “Three I’s” to help make our client experience that much better and meaningful. Please take a look at our mission.
Mermaids make every effort to make every participant feel like they’re getting individual attention and an individual experience. We are quick to respond to the needs of our client, we keep open communication, and do our best to be as transparent as possible. We meet individual needs and always go the extra mile to make sure events are memorable. Because we know; every person counts.
Finally… just like ADP we believe in a greater social responsibility. Which is why we have (since our humble beginnings) always given back. Our company volunteers and supports many programs. Hope for Wildlife, Children’s Wish Foundation, fundraisers for sick kids, IWK Children’s Hospital, World Ocean’s Day and so many more. Take a look at our mermaids in the community page to see more.
Part 3: Creativity
So please... vote every day in MARCH :)
Thank you and best fishes from the team!