How a Virtual Assistant Can Help During Business Travel

Worried about losing touch with your clients and your business while you're out of town? Here's how a virtual assistant can help.

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What are the Best Industries to Start a Business in Today?

Starting your own business is tough, no matter what industry you're in, but you might have a bit more luck in these specific industries. Here are a few hot sectors right now.

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Choosing Between Multiple Startup Ideas

Every entrepreneur has had multiple ideas in their lifetime, often at the same time. How do you choose which is the right one for you? As an entrepreneur you may have many great ideas but you may not be sure which one is best-suited to base your startup upon and which will have the most financial success. Whether launching a product or service, the most vital factors that you should examine include demand, margins, finance and feasibility.

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Why Entrepreneurs Need To Slow Down Before Taking Risks

We always hear that entrepreneurs are insane risk takers, but this doesn't mean they dive into situations without considering those risks. Here are the reasons entrepreneurs should make a deep assessment of business opportunities before taking action.

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Determining How Much You Should Pay Yourself

When starting a new business venture it is important to determine not just your employees’ salaries, but also your own. After all, when you work for someone else, it is pretty easy; you earn the salary they determine for the work you do for them. However as your own boss, you need to earn enough that you can cover your personal bills but also have sufficient funds to input into your business and deal with any emergencies. Deciding how much income you should take versus what you need for the business can be a challenge. Although there are no hard and fast rules, certain guidelines can help. Here's how to figure out how to compensate yourself for your work.

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Most Innovative Canadian Startups

Which Startups in Canada are Currently Considered the Most Innovative, and Why?

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Prioritize Your Work Day

Lost in the clutter of thousands of to-dos? Here's how you should prioritize your tasks to get the things that really need attention done.

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Philanthropy and Startups

It may not seem like a great idea to take away much needed time from work when you're starting a business, but helping charities in your local community (especially during the holidays) can boost employee morale and help your company's image. Here are the best ways to get your startup involved in local charities.

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Business Grants in Canada

Every business could use a little help and funding to get started. Here's what you need to know about small business grants in Canada.

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4 Businesses That Failed And What You Can Learn From Them

As an entrepreneur it's important to learn from failure. In this article we look at a few failed startups and why they didn't succeed.

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3 Tips for Getting your Brick and Mortar Business Started on eCommerce

You run a successful small business that sells products or services in person or over the phone. You'd like to expand online. How?

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Crowdfunding in Canada

How should a startup approach crowdfunding and what are some examples of successful Canadian startups who received crowdfunding?

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Getting Your Business Number

Business numbers are used by the Canadian Revenue Agency for tax purposes. What exactly are they and which businesses are required to have one?

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Daily Habits of Successful Entrepreneurs

What do some of the world's most successful entrepreneurs do every day to keep themselves at the top of their game?

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Embracing Corporate Social Responsibility

What is Corporate Social Responsibility and How Can Your Company Embrace it?

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Where Do Canadian Small Businesses Explore for Startup or Additional Funding?

Access to funding is vital for small businesses to flourish, especially at the startup stage, often called the seed stage. Funding can also prove vital for small businesses wishing to expand and improve their offerings. It is important if you are a small business owner in Canada to be aware of the various funding options available. You should also bear in mind that each has its pros and cons.

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Small Business Merger Guide

Exploring options to merge your business with another? Here's what you need to know before you start talking x's and o's.

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