Small Business Tips and Advice

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What is a competitive advantage?

Saturday, May 27th, 2017

Your business has a competitive advantage when customers believe you offer clearly superior products and service from your competitors. Successful small business owners craft a competitive strategy, which considers how their business will compete against other businesses. Why should you create a competitive advantage for your business? Many small business owners will simply try to copy what’s […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

From marketing to making millions, here are some small business blog posts and articles we liked this week. Enjoy! How to Legally Use Images in Your Social Media Marketing at Social Media Examiner 10 Tools to Create Animated Videos for Business at Small Business Trends Pipedrive’s Timo Rein on How to Stay True to Yourself and […]

Small business permits and licenses in Canada

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

When you’re staring your small business, it’s important to have all the required permits and licenses you need. Without them, you could be facing some pretty major fines – so don’t cut corners! So, what’s the difference between a permit and a license? A license shows you’re allowed to operate in your area, while a permit is a document […]

Is your business ready for artificial intelligence and machine learning?

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

  When you think of artificial intelligence, or AI, does your mind go to the realm of science fiction? Maybe your brain begins to think of possibilities for your small business, such as customer services via chatbot. Or perhaps you start to think of ways machine learning can benefit your business – like suggesting products your […]

Legal employment standards by province

Saturday, April 15th, 2017

Note: This post first appeared on April 9, 2016. We’re re-posting it here with updated links, to help your small business keep on top of the latest from your provincial government. There are many rules when it comes to your employees’ working conditions, ranging from work hours, overtime and meal breaks to Sunday closings, whistleblower […]

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