Small Business Tips and Advice

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How to market your business with a limited budget

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

Whether you’re just starting your small business or are trying to keep money coming in the door during these difficult times, you’d probably love to not have to shell out the big bucks for marketing. Luckily, GoForth’s CEO and Founder Leslie McGeough has some tips to help! As one of our GoForth Experts, she was […]

What accounting records do you need to keep?

Saturday, November 21st, 2020

In Canada, entrepreneurs must keep accurate financial records of all activities for their company for six years. Along with your financial statements (balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow forecast), you must keep records for all the individual accounts that make up those statements. What are the most important accounting records to keep? In Canada, […]

Getting your business ready for year-end in 2020

Saturday, November 14th, 2020

It’s been a rough year for small business, and getting ready for year-end might be a difficult process for some. Here are some tips to help the process go as smoothy as possible. Some of these tips assume a December 31 fiscal year-end, but they still apply if your small business has a different year-end. […]

6 common questions investors ask in a pitch

Saturday, November 7th, 2020

Pitching your small business idea to an investor can seem daunting, and it can seem hard to know what to prepare for. When getting ready for your small business pitch, try to have answers ready for these 6 common questions that investors often ask entrepreneurs: What is your business all about? (Discuss your company, what […]

7 tips for pitching your small business to an investor

Saturday, October 31st, 2020

We know that making pitches to potential investors or customers can be nerve-wracking, so here are seven tips to help you get prepared: Know your numbers. Familiarize yourself with the basics: things like¬†yearly sales (volume and dollar amount), cash flow projection and net worth. Know your business. You should be able to describe your business […]

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