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New survey reveals the most annoying phrases used in business emails

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Recently, Perkbox Insights conducted a survey to find out what phrases people liked to see in email communication, and which ones rankled. Why does this matter? Well, 73% of respondents said that email was their business communication method of choice! According to the survey, “Hi” and “Kind regards” are the best ways to start and […]

7 statistics about Canadian small businesses

Saturday, January 11th, 2020

Now that it’s a new year – and a new decade – we wanted to take stock of the state of small business in Canada. Here are seven recent statistics about Canadian small businesses. Of the employer businesses in Canada, 1.18 million (97.9%) were small businesses, with 1-99 employees. Ontario had the highest number of […]

Our favourite blog posts of 2019

Monday, December 30th, 2019

At GoForth Institute, we’ve had a great 2019. We’ve been proud to serve Canadian entrepreneurs for another year, teaching them vital skills for small business success. We also enjoyed sharing small business tips and inspiration on our blog. Here are some of our favourite blog posts from this year. Using the Empathy Map to understand […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Whether your small business is ramping up for the holidays or slowing down, why not take a coffee break with some good small business reading? Here are some things we’ve enjoyed recently.

Who exactly is an entrepreneur?

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

What Is Entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurship has been defined in various ways over the last several hundred years. The French word entreprendre, meaning “to undertake, to do something,” was in use as early as the 12th century. Three hundred years later the corresponding noun “entrepreneur” developed, and referred in English terms to a merchant or an adventurer. […]

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