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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 […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, November 4th, 2017

From sales forecasting strategy to the behavioural science behind flexible work hours, we found some highly informative and inspirational business articles this week. Enjoy! How to Master Your Sales Forecasting at Tenfold 5 Ways a Small Business Benefits from an Online Presence at It’s Organised Fresh, ready-to-go food fuels Farm Boy’s growth at the Globe and […]

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