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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, […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Steve Jobs

Saturday, October 24th, 2020

Steve Jobs said many inspiring things throughout his career. Here’s one we thought you’d like. “Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow know what you truly want to become.”

Ideas for virtual networking

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

This year’s pandemic has changed almost everything about doing business, not least of all networking. Once a mostly in-person social thing, more and more of us are having to find ways to make new connections without leaving home. An entrepreneur’s network of personal and professional contacts is one of the key factors in success, particularly […]

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