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20 ways to wrap up the year in your small business

Saturday, November 17th, 2018

It’s that time of year again! As the days get shorter and chillier, you should spend some time getting your small business year all wrapped up with a nice bow. Here are some ways you can prepare for the end of the year. (Some of these tips assume a December 31 fiscal year-end, but they […]

What is social entrepreneurship?

Saturday, November 10th, 2018

According to David Bornstein and Susan Davis in their book Social Entrepreneurship: What Everyone Needs to Know, social entrepreneurship can be defined as: “A process by which citizens build or transform institutions to advance solutions to social problems, such as poverty, illness, illiteracy, environmental destruction, human rights abuses and corruption, in order to make life […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, November 3rd, 2018

Whether fall is taking a chilly turn where you are, or you’re still enjoying outdoor time, take a few minutes to cozy up with these small business blog posts we liked this week: In the News, a Survey Says 73% of Your Customers are Influenced by Content Marketing at Small Business Trends Toronto’s tech scene […]

What is the Value Proposition Canvas?

Saturday, October 27th, 2018

The Value Proposition Canvas helps us to systematically understand what customers want and to create products and services that perfectly match their needs. It collects customer information about their needs and requirements which allows a more effective design of your products and services, and ultimately your business model. Eventually, this should lead to sales and profitability and much less time wasted on developing ideas that customers may not be interested in.

How to spot franchise fraud

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Franchising can be a relatively low-risk pathway into entrepreneurship – they get support and direction from the franchisor, and follow the structures laid out by the franchisor. However, sometimes, a franchise opportunity can seem too good to be true. Not all franchises are created equal, and you can’t necessarily buy into any franchise and wait for […]

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