Archive for April, 2017

Small business permits and licenses in Canada

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

When you’re staring your small business, it’s important to have all the required permits and licenses you need. Without them, you could be facing some pretty major fines – so don’t cut corners! So, what’s the difference between a permit and a license? A license shows you’re allowed to operate in your area, while a permit is a document […]

Is your business ready for artificial intelligence and machine learning?

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

  When you think of artificial intelligence, or AI, does your mind go to the realm of science fiction? Maybe your brain begins to think of possibilities for your small business, such as customer services via chatbot. Or perhaps you start to think of ways machine learning can benefit your business – like suggesting products your […]

Legal employment standards by province

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Note: This post first appeared on April 9, 2016. We’re re-posting it here with updated links, to help your small business keep on top of the latest from your provincial government. There are many rules when it comes to your employees’ working conditions, ranging from work hours, overtime and meal breaks to Sunday closings, whistleblower […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, April 8th, 2017

We wanted to share some small business stories, ideas, and strategies that we found interesting this week. We hope you enjoy them, and let us know if you’ve read anything inspiring lately! Eve Medical’s Jessica Ching Calls on Men to be “Allies” in Conversations of Diversity In Tech at Betakit A ‘bionic leaf’ could help feed the […]

Small business inspiration: Inklings Paperie

Saturday, April 1st, 2017

At GoForth, we know that being creative and open to new ways of thinking can be a great source of small business inspiration. That’s why we love the story of Inklings Paperie, an American company based out of Michigan that creates customizable scratch-off greeting cards, telegrams, and lunchbox notes, as well as other paper goods. Inklings owner […]