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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 […]

How can microfinance help entrepeneurs?

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Microfinance, sometimes called microcredit, means giving credit, savings, and general banking services to the millions of people who are unable to qualify for these services from a regular banking institution. Generally, this means a person lacking a certain amount of collateral – assets or money used to “secure” regular financing. Banking the “unbankable” is made […]

7 Ways to Promote Your E-commerce Product without Being Salesy

Saturday, June 16th, 2018

Online commerce has become an extremely important sales driver in the last few years. E-commerce sales will skyrocket to $2.86 trillion in 2018, making up 11.5% of annual retail spending. This fact clearly suggests it’s a huge piece of market share that you just have to utilize in order to increase the sales of your […]

How to recover emotionally from business failure

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

Of the 150,000 small businesses that start in Canada every year, only half will see their fifth birthday. Failure in some form is experienced by all entrepreneurs at some point. It may be a fairly minor setback, or it may be a more major deal. In any case, it can take a toll on your […]

Entrepreneurial inspiration from Oprah Winfrey

Saturday, May 26th, 2018

At GoForth, we’ve designed our industry-leading small business training to help you ensure you do get paid. We love when entrepreneurs make money! However, we thought this quote from Oprah Winfrey was an interesting metric to help you gauge your passion for your small business. It’s estimated that about 60% of new business ideas are related […]

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