young entrepreneurs in canada

How can young entrepreneurs in Canada succeed?

Did you know that some of the world’s most famous companies weren’t created by a committee of seasoned professionals? Here are some familiar businesses that were started by entrepreneurs under the age of 35: IKEA WordPress FedEx Apple Computer Google Mrs. Fields Motown Records What great things can younger entrepreneurs do? Young people have the advantage of optimism, endless energy, and fresh ideas. They’re often…

How to be a strong leader in your business

No matter how many people are on your team, your role as a leader is to make high-level decisions, inspire employees to be their best, and keep a cool head. Small businesses move fast. They’re more prone to change, communication and recognition come easier; and few employees often do the work of many as compared to bigger businesses. Develop these characteristics and skills to help…

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Digitally-advanced businesses perform better, according to study

A recent study by BDC reveals some interesting findings about digital maturity, and the effects it can have on Canadian businesses. What is digital maturity? In the study, “digital maturity” is defined as a combination of digital intensity and digital culture. Digital intensity comprises customer experience; data and analytics; digital technologies; and process and communication. Digital culture comprises leadership and strategy; and staff and expertise.…

15 tips for picking a good name for your small business

Getting your small business’ name right is important – it creates a first impression of your business, and you won’t get many chances to change it later. Here are 15 of our top guidelines for choosing a strong small business name. Keep the small business name memorable. Keep the business name as short as possible. Be creative, but not so wacky that your audience will…

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Here are some small business articles and blog posts we found interesting this week – what have you come across lately? “Imperfect Picks” And “Uglies”: Beauty Brands Are Salvaging Damaged And Abandoned Packaging And Products at Beauty Independent Ottawa plans to forgive up to 50 per cent of COVID-19 pandemic loans to Indigenous businesses at the Globe and Mail Here’s how much of an impact…