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Changing your mindset about selling

Saturday, July 7th, 2018

As all entrepreneurs know, selling is important! After all, how can you succeed if you’re not selling your product or service to new and existing customers? No matter your business, selling is at the heart of it. But how do you actually close a sale? What is the best way to ask for business? It […]

What’s the difference between a franchise and a chain?

Saturday, June 9th, 2018

To many, chains and franchises can seem the same. However, they are quite different from one another. Here’s how to tell the difference between a franchise and a chain: Characteristics of a franchise Franchises are one pathway into entrepreneurship. With a franchise, a franchisee (the entrepreneur), buys the right to market and sell certain products […]

How to recover emotionally from business failure

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Of the 150,000 small businesses that start in Canada every year, only half will see their fifth birthday. Failure in some form is experienced by all entrepreneurs at some point. It may be a fairly minor setback, or it may be a more major deal. In any case, it can take a toll on your […]

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

At GoForth, we’ve designed our industry-leading small business training to help you ensure you do get paid. We love when entrepreneurs make money! However, we thought this quote from Oprah Winfrey was an interesting metric to help you gauge your passion for your small business. It’s estimated that about 60% of new business ideas are related […]

Why is creativity important for entrepreneurs?

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

When many of us hear the word “creativity,” we think of artistic pursuits. However, creativity is more than that – and it’s important for entrepreneurs to cultivate. Creativity is the ability to view the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated things and to find solutions. It’s often associated […]

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