Archive for February, 2016

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Elon Musk

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

At GoForth, we know that entrepreneurship is full of risks – nearly half of all small businesses opened in Canada each year don’t make it to their fifth birthday. However, that doesn’t mean that there are no rewards! You’ve become an entrepreneur because you want to make people’s lives better, or make some money on […]

How to make medical expenses a business expense

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

Did you know you can make medical expenses a small business expense? Gabrielle Loren, CGA, and partner at Loren, Nancke & Company, has some tips for small businesses and employers that have some medical and dental costs that aren’t covered. Check out the article in our Entrepreneur Library: Making Medical Expenses a Business Expense. She suggests three options. Take […]

What to do when your customers want different things

Saturday, February 13th, 2016

We’ve said it many times before – getting customer feedback is a great thing for your small business. It can help you figure out what you’re doing well, and what you can improve on. Maybe your customers don’t want you to make a change you think will be great (see the reaction to Twitter’s latest algorithm change for […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, February 6th, 2016

We hope you’re having a good weekend! If you have some downtime, why not make yourself a cup of something hot and relax with these blog posts and small business articles we enjoyed reading this week? Facebook Doesn’t Think About Making Money the Way Most Companies Do at Fortune The question set Zuckerberg off on […]

Dragons’ Den 2016 auditions are here

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Do you have a great small business idea you want to pitch on Dragons’ Den? Now’s your chance! Auditions for the show’s 11th season are starting this month, and will be in the following cities: Feb. 6 – Toronto, Ontario Feb.10 – Guelph, Ontario Feb. 10 – Regina, Saskatchewan Feb. 11 – Windsor, Ontario Feb. […]