The “non-formal education sector” is taking hold with entrepreneurs

Friday, May 28th, 2010

Technology – and the ease of access to technology – is changing the way people approach small business training. We’re entrepreneurs too, so we know all the hurdles small business owners are up against: Lack of time; need for income; friends and family; and the little thing called being a small business owner. We’ve spent […]

Small business lessons from Generation Y

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Yesterday’s Globe and Mail had an interesting feature entitled, “Why Gen Y prefers to patronize small businesses.” It’s the first of a three-part series at the Globe’s website outlining the effect Generation Y is having on business. The boundaries of Generation Y are loosely defined, but it’s commonly considered to have begun in the mid […]

Dr. Leslie Roberts talks small business training with Mompreneur magazine

Friday, May 21st, 2010

GoForth’s President and founder, Dr Leslie Roberts, was interviewed in the May/June issue of Mompreneur magazine. Mompreneur is a magazine for Canadian women who “are balancing the role of motherhood with being an entrepreneur.” This month, Dr. Roberts was interviewed about GoForth Institute and issues facing entrepreneurs – the importance of small business education, access […]

The unique challenges faced by women in entrepreneurship

Thursday, May 20th, 2010

This month at GoForth Institute, we’re highlighting women in small business. With good reason, too – women own or manage 40% of Canada’s businesses and are starting small businesses at a record rate. However, with every type of entrepreneurship comes a unique set of challenges, and female entrepreneurs are no different. What are the major […]

Can entrepreneurs benefit from online learning?

Monday, May 10th, 2010

When it comes to getting well-rounded small business training, what best fits your lifestyle – business courses delivered in a classroom or via online video modules? Entrepreneurs lead busy lives, no matter what stage of entrepreneurship they’re in. Canadian small business courses have traditionally been taught in classrooms, but online learning is becoming more attractive […]