Archive for October, 2015

How small businesses can give back to the community

Saturday, October 31st, 2015

As a small business owner, have you ever considered getting your business involved in charity or volunteer work? If not, it’s a good thing to consider! Businesses, even home-based ones with no storefront, are public faces of the community. Aside from the fact that it’s just good to do, volunteer or charity work will enhance your company’s reputation. […]

What is an elevator pitch?

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

Imagine you find yourself in an elevator with your business idol, or your dream investor. You strike up a conversation and this person asks you about your business. What do you say to quickly and concisely describe your business, while also making it sound so interesting that the listener just has to hear more? That’s […]

How much should you pay yourself as a small business owner?

Saturday, October 17th, 2015

If you’re starting out in small business, you may be wondering about what to pay yourself. When you had a traditional job, you got a salary or an hourly wage set by someone else, and you didn’t have to think about it much. But what do you do when you’re the boss? How and what should […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving long weekend to our fellow Canadians! We hope you are enjoying at least a little bit of relaxing time off and have a lot to be grateful for in your entrepreneurial journey. Here are some blog posts you may enjoy as you digest your turkey: Growing Against the Grain: Meet the Entrepreneur360 ‘Contrarians’ […]

Entrepreneurial Inspiration – 4Cats Arts Studio

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Get inspired by the story of 4Cats, a small business focused on education and creativity for kids.