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Most important accounting records for a small business in Canada

Saturday, November 30th, 2019

As a Canadian entrepreneur, you must keep accurate financial records of all activities for your company for six years. Along with your financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow forecast), you’re required to keep records for all the individual accounts that make up those statements. What accounting records do I need to keep? […]

Getting your small business ready for year-end 2019

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

It might not seem true, but we are nearing the end of the year (and the decade)! While you’re thinking of holidays and preparing for shorter days, you can also get your small business ready for year-end. Getting your small business ready for year-end in 2019 (Some of these tips assume a December 31 fiscal […]

What makes a good marketing strategy?

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

The 4Ps of marketing – Product, Price, Promotion, and Place – were classified by E. Jerome McCarthy, a marketing professor from Michigan State University, in 1960. But are the 4Ps still relevant and useful for small business owners? What should your marketing focus on? Product Today, customers are rarely looking for just a product – […]

Free downloadable one-page business plan template

Saturday, October 12th, 2019

A business plan is the design and construction plan for a great small business. If you wanted to build a house, you wouldn’t walk over to an empty lot and just start nailing boards together. You’d follow a blueprint that tells everyone what the finished product should look like and how to build the home. […]

How can you find a great location for your business?

Saturday, October 5th, 2019

Finding the best location for your small business is a very important task, and there are a lot of things that go into it. From accessibility, to nearby competition, to parking, and more – your location can and will impact your daily business life. Free downloadable location checklist To help you organize your search and […]

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