Small Business Tips and Advice

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How to stay organized when working from home

Saturday, March 14th, 2020

Working from home is appealing to many entrepreneurs for its flexibility and potential cost savings. However, staying on top of your work can be difficult when you’re away from a traditional workplace. Here are some tips for keeping yourself organized when you work from home. Have a dedicated home office space Many home-based entrepreneurs love […]

Ways to use customer research

Saturday, March 7th, 2020

Why is customer research so important? Take the story of the Mustang. In the sixties, Ford Motor Company noticed a drop in sales of their Ford Falcon, and had also observed that two other major American motor companies were losing sales with similar small car models. Ford could have concluded that small cars were no […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Here are some small business articles and blog posts we liked this week. We hope you enjoy! Digital alternative to big banks being launched in Calgary at Calgary’s Business Every Leader Needs to Navigate These 7 Tensions at Harvard Business Review I asked experts to analyze my to-do lists. This is what they found at […]

56 businesses you can start from home

Saturday, February 22nd, 2020

Many entrepreneurs run home-based businesses. These self-employed entrepreneurs work alone, or have a few employees. Home-based businesses usually don’t have a storefront, street advertising signs or customer parking. Home-based entrepreneurs, despite the name, may have an office, studio or workshop, depending on their business. This sort of business has several pros, including greater schedule flexibility, […]

Elements of a value proposition

Saturday, February 8th, 2020

The value proposition is the reason why customers turn to one company over another. It solves a customer problem or satisfies a customer need. Each value proposition consists of a selected bundle of products and/or services to create value to a specific customer segment. Values may be quantitative (e.g. price, speed of service) or qualitative […]

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