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Reduce Financial Risk

Reducing Financial Risk As An Entrepreneur There’s no doubt that starting a new business has risks. If you’re an entrepreneur considering starting a new business, you’re probably already thinking what can be done to make sure you survive the first few years? Specifically, how can you reduce any potential financial risks? Here are some things…

When Business Is Slow

  Anyone who runs a business knows that there will inevitably be slowdowns that occur from time to time.  Whether it’s a seasonal slowdown or an overall economic decline: sometimes customers disappear, sales go down, and overall business drops. Don’t panic, it may be a blessing in disguise. It’s the perfect time to evaluate what’s working…

Tax Refund Opportunities

  Tax Season Opportunities Tax season is upon us and if your business played its cards right throughout the year you may have a big refund coming your way. Rather than waste it on short-term fun, think about how you can invest back into your business for a long-term gain. Here are a few ideas…

St. Patrick’s Day 2017

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17th, honoring the Irish patron saint, St. Patrick. This holiday was first celebrated in American in 1737, organized by the Charitable Irish Society of Boston, including a feast and religious service. It is largely Irish culture themed and typically consists of wearing the colour green, big…

Quick Tips For Starting A Business

What is the most important technique or approach most small business owners use for success? There isn’t one! There are some essential key skills that go into building almost every successful business however.  Here are just a few   You Don’t Know What People Can Do, Till You Let Them Try Empowerment is the key…

Women’s Day 2017

  Today is International Women’s Day! This global celebration of women began more than 100 years ago, per the United Nations. It started to build support for the women’s rights movements in the early 1900s. It played a part in women gaining the right to vote, and as you may know, it continues to support…

Business Skills for The Digital Age

In 2017 it’s essential for entrepreneurs to have technical knowledge and skills as well.  At times it can be a bit intimidating, but the great thing about these times is that there is an abundance of information and assistance available at your finger tips.  Here are just a few examples:   Project Management While project…

Is Your Personality Affecting Your Business?

Have you ever witnessed a disturbance between a business owner and a customer? Whether intentional or not, it’s an unfortunate occurrence typically resulting in the loss of a customer and causing them to speak to others about the disappointing experience.   No business owner wants to come off as rude, providing poor customer service or…

NAFTA Tweaks And Your Business

As a small business owner, NAFTA is likely coming up more and more often in your thoughts these days.  What is it about?  What does it mean to Canada and what does it mean to your business?  In particular, how would a “tweak” affect you and your business?   What is NAFTA? NAFTA is the…

5 Things Your Business Doesn’t Need

“You have to spend money to make money” seems to be a quote that many business people are fond of saying.  While it’s often true, a lot of small business owners saying this are often stretching their budget needlessly.  Whether you’re just starting your small business, or things are humming along, it’s important to allocate…