Archive for July, 2017

How to engage your customers in person

Saturday, July 29th, 2017

These days, many small business owners talk to their customers online through their websites and social media. It’s important to be in touch with your customers in many different ways, but face-to-face customer engagement is still important. After all, according to Eric von Hippel, economist and professor at MIT, 77% of new product innovations come […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

We wanted to share with you four articles and blog posts we came across recently that we hope will offer some small business inspiration or useful advice. Let us know in the comments if there’s something you read this week that you want to share! How to Think About A.I. Like a VC at Medium Lending […]

Entrepreneurs Get Strong By Recognizing Their Weaknesses

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

It takes a lot of confidence and ego to start a business. Although these attributes are major components of success, ego and confidence can lead to failure if they blind entrepreneurs to their own weaknesses. A common trap for entrepreneurs is trying to do everything; delegation requires trust (a legitimate concern), a willingness to involve […]

13 questions to ask before you start a small business

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Deciding that you’re going to become an entrepreneur is exciting. Finally, you’ve had the great business idea you’ve been waiting for! But, wait. Not so fast. How do you know your business idea will work as an actual business? How do you know if you’re actually ready for the hard work and personal stress that […]

GoForth is proud to announce its 150th partner

Saturday, July 1st, 2017

It’s Canada 150, and we’re excited to announce our 150th education partner! EDAC (Economic Developers Association of Canada) is Canada’s national organization of economic developers. EDAC offers its members professional development, networking opportunities and a comprehensive offering of resources. In addition, EDAC also offers the Certified Economic Developer designation, Ec.D., which signifies an economic development professional […]