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Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, January 13th, 2018

We hope your New Year is off to a swimming start! Here are some blog posts and small business articles we liked this week – hope you can find some entrepreneurship inspiration! Spotlight: Dat Dog Puts a New Spin on the Old Hot Dog Stand 7 Public Speaking Fundamentals Entrepreneurs Must Master Ads That Don’t […]

Perks and snags of running a virtual office

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

Has the thought of running a virtual office ever crossed your mind? Whether this is the first you’ve considered it, or you’ve been mulling it over for a while, here are some pros and cons you should know before you make your decision. Perks of running a virtual office Reduced overhead. Running your small business with […]

How to diversify your rural business – and why you should

Saturday, December 2nd, 2017

Note: This article was originally posted in February 2014. This updated article contains refreshed links and up-to-date information. According to Statistics Canada, 28% of Canada’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are rural-based. Running a small business can be challenging at the best of times, but rural entrepreneurs face additional hurdles: Industry changes, technology replacing human labour, and a […]

How to get your small business ready for year-end

Saturday, November 25th, 2017

Note: The last version of this article was posted on December 2016. This updated article contains refreshed links and up-to-date information. Winter can be a slow time for many businesses, especially at the end of the year. Nobody wants to be caught unprepared in the new year. But, by taking this downtime to prepare your business for […]

Do you have the right negotiation skills?

Saturday, November 11th, 2017

If you’re in business, you’re in the selling business. After all, you don’t make money without selling something, right? And part of sales is often negotiating. Many entrepreneurs admit they could use some help refining their negotiation skills and tactics, so we wanted to take a look at exactly what goes into becoming a competent […]

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