Small Business Tips and Advice

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New survey reveals the most annoying phrases used in business emails

Saturday, January 18th, 2020

Recently, Perkbox Insights conducted a survey to find out what phrases people liked to see in email communication, and which ones rankled. Why does this matter? Well, 73% of respondents said that email was their business communication method of choice! According to the survey, “Hi” and “Kind regards” are the best ways to start and […]

Our favourite blog posts of 2019

Monday, December 30th, 2019

At GoForth Institute, we’ve had a great 2019. We’ve been proud to serve Canadian entrepreneurs for another year, teaching them vital skills for small business success. We also enjoyed sharing small business tips and inspiration on our blog. Here are some of our favourite blog posts from this year. Using the Empathy Map to understand […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, December 14th, 2019

Whether your small business is ramping up for the holidays or slowing down, why not take a coffee break with some good small business reading? Here are some things we’ve enjoyed recently.

Who exactly is an entrepreneur?

Saturday, December 7th, 2019

What Is Entrepreneurship? Entrepreneurship has been defined in various ways over the last several hundred years. The French word entreprendre, meaning “to undertake, to do something,” was in use as early as the 12th century. Three hundred years later the corresponding noun “entrepreneur” developed, and referred in English terms to a merchant or an adventurer. […]

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? […]

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