GoForth Institute welcomes instructor Dale Hansen

GoForth Institute extends a warm welcome to our newest instructor, Dale Hansen! Dale will be teaching our GoForth small business training course in Calgary, showing early-stage entrepreneurs just how they can plan, start and grow a small business.

Dale hails from the oil and gas industry in Calgary and has a background in accounting and operations management. The focus of his career and consulting business is coaching and leadership. Now an entrepreneur and consultant, Dale offers business training, guiding clients toward their short and long term strategic goals. In other words, he helps his clients find the tools they need to succeed in growing a small business.

Learn more about Dale and sign up for our GoForth small business training course, starting this April!

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Throne speech highlights support for Canadian small business

Wednesday’s Throne Speech, delivered by Governor-General Michaelle Jean, outlined objectives for the Conservative government to achieve this year. Among these objectives was increased support for Canadian small business. According to an article in the Calgary Herald,

The government plans to boost employment with a focus on new education programs, skills training and new infrastructure that will support a public policy goal of increasing productivity and employment.

With this focus on education and training, it looks like 2010 could be the ideal time to start a small business!

Another commitment made was to “strengthen laws on copyright and intellectual property.” Many small businesses are started with a great idea, invention or product. So, all you inventors out there, why not see if your great idea can become a great business?

You can read the full article about the Throne Speech at the Calgary Herald.

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