Archive for June, 2010

What are the 12 key skills for small business executives?

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

Here is another bit of small business inspiration we’ve recently found on the internet – a blog post by Jim Estill titled, “Work Your Strengths.” Here’s a sample: I read an awesome, well researched book called Work your Strengths – A Scientific Process to Identify Your Skills and Match them to the best Career for […]

Dan Pink’s enlightening talk on motivation

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

At GoForth, we’ve been enthralled by this video illustrating Dan Pink’s TED talk on what motivates us: Not to ruin the ending, but as providers of entrepreneurial education – and entrepreneurs ourselves – we love the idea that money isn’t necessarily the best motivator in the workplace. This is great news for small business owners […]

What is microfinance?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

In this month’s GoForth Institute newsletter, we’re answering the question, what is microfinance? Basically, microfinance (also called microcredit or microlending) is a way of providing credit, savings and general banking services to  millions of entrepreneurs who may be lacking collateral or a good credit rating. Often, a person thinking of starting a small business just […]

The real realities of being an entrepreneur

Monday, June 7th, 2010

At GoForth, our primary reason for existence is to give entrepreneurs the best small business training possible for success. So it was with considerable interest that we read a blog post by Chicago-based businessman Seth Kravitz, called 20 (More) Reality-Checking Questions for Would-Be Entrepreneurs. The questions are geared towards those thinking of starting a small […]

Tip of the Month: Small Business and GST

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

We’re starting a great new feature in our blog. At the beginning of each month we’ll outline a simple, easy small business tip that can have a big impact on your day to day small business operations. This month we take a look at GST and HST. Did you know that as of July 1, […]