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Is entrepreneurship really for you? Here’s how to find out

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Entrepreneurship is a great dream for many Canadians. But the reality is, many Canadians are not ready for it – and that’s okay! It may be that you might be ready for it later on, after life circumstances change or you take small business training to learn the skills you don’t have yet. How can […]

GoForth’s 30-question location suitability checklist

Saturday, August 25th, 2018

Recently, we shared the seven components of a great business location. Once you’ve narrowed down your location search, ask yourself these 30  important questions to further assess its suitability: Do the zoning requirements allow for my business type? What is the condition of the building – are any repairs or renovations required? Does the location’s […]

Ask yourself these vital questions about your industry

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

    Every small business owner is part of a wider industry, and is affected by that industry to some degree. To help you determine the health of your industry, undertake research to gain answers to the following six industry health questions: Is the industry growing? Where are the opportunities in the industry? Who are the […]

How much does it cost to open a franchise?

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Franchisors often charge a franchise fee to be paid at the start of the agreement (either in full or as a percentage) as a deposit. You may have to sign a deposit agreement. The deposit may or may not be returned to you if you decide not to go through with 
the franchise. For example, […]

What makes a strong value proposition?

Saturday, July 28th, 2018

A value proposition is a statement we use in business to summarize why a consumer (or business if your customers are other businesses) should buy your product or service. It’s an easy-to-understand statement that explains how a product solves a pain point, communicates the specifics of its added benefit and states the reason why it’s […]

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