GoForth Institute welcomes instructor Dale Hansen

GoForth Institute extends a warm welcome to our newest instructor, Dale Hansen! Dale will be teaching our GoForth small business training course in Calgary, showing early-stage entrepreneurs just how they can plan, start and grow a small business. Dale hails from the oil and gas industry in Calgary and has a background in accounting and operations management. The focus of his career and consulting business…

Why a business model is so important

So you’ve had your A-ha! Moment. You’ve come up with a great small business idea and are ready to start a small business. But, are you? Before you start your small business, you need to create a business model – your roadmap for small business success.  And no, a business model is not a business plan.  You can’t even begin to write a business plan…

Throne speech highlights support for Canadian small business

Wednesday’s Throne Speech, delivered by Governor-General Michaelle Jean, outlined objectives for the Conservative government to achieve this year. Among these objectives was increased support for Canadian small business. According to an article in the Calgary Herald, The government plans to boost employment with a focus on new education programs, skills training and new infrastructure that will support a public policy goal of increasing productivity and…

How to attain the grand achievement – small business success

I attended a Think Tank on Saturday for the Jack Neufeld Foundation – founded by Jack Neufeld in 2004 to help provide housing and community resources to disadvantaged and vulnerable families of society – to dialogue about Jack’s latest humanitarian project in Pachacámac, Peru, in the community of Manchay.   I’ve been asked to be a member of a team that is developing small business…

Welcome to the GoForth Institute entrepreneurship blog

Do you want to know how to start a small business? Are you looking for for advice and training to grow a business you already have? If so, welcome to the GoForth Institute entrepreneurship blog! GoForth Institute offers Canada’s first and only national entrepreneurship education, delivering training for small business owners at all levels. If you’re thinking about starting a small business, ready to start…