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Getting your small business ready for year-end 2019

Saturday, November 16th, 2019

It might not seem true, but we are nearing the end of the year (and the decade)! While you’re thinking of holidays and preparing for shorter days, you can also get your small business ready for year-end. Getting your small business ready for year-end in 2019 (Some of these tips assume a December 31 fiscal […]

10 High-growth business ideas

Saturday, September 7th, 2019

Most small businesses start with a great idea, and sometimes that great idea comes from trends in the world around us. Looking at what’s trending in society, our economy, technology, and government regulations, we think businesses in these areas will grow in the next 10 years. Maybe you’ll find some inspiration here! Nanotechnology The science […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, May 25th, 2019

From fragrance to farming, here are some of the small business blog posts and articles we’ve enjoyed lately. Do you have any you’d like to share? Michelle Pfeiffer’s Fragrance Brand Took 20 Years (And Plenty of Rejection) to Build at Entrepreneur Canadian wholesalers post fastest growth in 17 months at BNN Bloomberg Rent is so […]

Using the Empathy Map to understand your customers

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

Last week, we talked about the Empathy Map, a fantastic tool that helps you truly understand your customers, so you can more accurately deliver a product or service they’ll love. This week, we’ll dive a bit further into the Empathy Map. The empathy map has seven quadrants: 1. Who are we empathizing with? Briefly define […]

How much does it cost to start a small business in Canada?

Saturday, January 12th, 2019

You’ve done all the necessary market research, you’ve upleveled some of your important entrepreneurship skills, and you’re ready to start the small business of your dreams. So – how much money will you need? It’s important that you know your start-up costs ahead of time. We know entrepreneurship is exciting, but you don’t want to […]

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