Is entrepreneurship really for you? Here’s how to find out

Saturday, September 1st, 2018

Entrepreneurship is a great dream for many Canadians. But the reality is, many Canadians are not ready for it – and that’s okay! It may be that you might be ready for it later on, after life circumstances change or you take small business training to learn the skills you don’t have yet. How can […]

The difference between a business model and a business plan

Saturday, December 9th, 2017

When you’re getting ready to start your small business, you want to create as solid a foundation as you can – and that involves education and planning. You might have heard that you should start with a business plan, or a business model. That’s great! But what are they, exactly, and how are they different […]

Types of business insurance

Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Insurance is very important for entrepreneurs. After all, you don’t want all your hard work to be ruined by fire, theft, or other types of risk. There are a few basic types of insurance that every business needs to have. These include: Fire Insurance — You guessed it, to cover for any damage caused by […]

13 questions to ask before you start a small business

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Deciding that you’re going to become an entrepreneur is exciting. Finally, you’ve had the great business idea you’ve been waiting for! But, wait. Not so fast. How do you know your business idea will work as an actual business? How do you know if you’re actually ready for the hard work and personal stress that […]

Managing small business risk and uncertainty

Friday, September 10th, 2010

It’s no surprise that being an entrepreneur means opening yourself up to risk and uncertainty – you come up with a great small business idea, spend time and money planning and then hang your shingle. Every day is different and, most often, challenging. But how much risk or uncertainty can you handle? How do you […]