Where do small business ideas come from?

Now and then, a great small business idea seems to come out of nowhere. But in fact, there are 5 common sources of small business ideas. Have a look at these sources of small business ideas – maybe your next great business can be found in one of them. Small business idea source #1: Your own life Approximately 60% of new business ideas come from…

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Hate selling? Try this mindset shift

No matter your business, selling is at the heart of it. After all, it’s hard to succeed if you’re not selling your product or service to new and existing customers. That’s all well and good, but the mindset needed for selling doesn’t come naturally to all entrepreneurs. Some small business owners wonder how to you actually close a sale, or what the best way to…

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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…

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Does your business need industrial design registration?

Your business might need to register industrial design if you’ve created an object with unique features, patterns, configurations, shapes, or ornaments. Registering your industrial design protects it from being copied for up to 15 years. What is industrial design registration? Industrial design covers articles usually made by tools, machines, or hand. Some examples of unique industrial design include the shape of a Coca-Cola bottle, a…

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…