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Who should your small business’ founders be?

Saturday, September 15th, 2018

The decision of who should comprise your founding team is an essential one for entrepreneurs. After all, it’s been said that venture capitalists and angel investors would rather invest in a first-rate team with a second-rate idea than in a second-rate team with a first-rate idea. It’s very important for the success of your small […]

Lean start-up: Is it time for your small business to pivot?

Saturday, September 8th, 2018

Launching a new business has always been a hit-or-miss proposition. According to the decades-old formula, you write a business plan, pitch it to investors, assemble a team, introduce a product, and start selling as hard as you can. And somewhere in this sequence of events, you’ll probably suffer a fatal setback. The odds are not […]

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 […]

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