Archive for September, 2017

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Happy first weekend of fall to all of you! If the weather is getting cooler where you are, take some time to pour yourself a cup of coffee and read some great small business articles we liked this week. Partnering with big business: Yes, ‘non-entrepreneurs’ can do it too at the Dragons’ Den blog What […]

Giving back as a small business

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

Many Canadian small businesses proudly weave charity and volunteer work into the fabric of their businesses. To them, being a business owner means also being part of a local community. They believe it’s important to give back to that community whenever possible. Does that sound like a good idea to you? Here are some ways […]

How to estimate small business sales

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

Estimating sales is important, and helps you determine the overall achievability of your business idea. The better your sales forecast, the better able you’ll be to make those ever-important decisions about growth. Estimating sales lets organize market and financial data in a way that helps you determine what your profit might be. One of the […]

How to identify a work-from-home scam

Saturday, September 9th, 2017

Starting a small business from home definitely has its perks, including time to run errands during the day, increased workspace flexibility, and money saved on transportation. So if you encounter a company that claims to give you the freedom to work from home, it can be tempting. However, not all home-based business programs are as […]

Types of business insurance

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Insurance is very important for entrepreneurs. After all, you don’t want all your hard work to be ruined by fire, theft, or other types of risk. There are a few basic types of insurance that every business needs to have. These include: Fire Insurance — You guessed it, to cover for any damage caused by […]