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.
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.
You own a startup which has developed an idea for a product or service to offer, but something is missing! Your business won't truly be formed until you establish your core values. This article will allow you to assess your core values according to what you and other stakeholders feel is important.
It's natural for startups to evolve from “everybody does a little of everything” to developing specialized sections such as marketing, finance, operations, etc. But you don't want these divisions to work completely separate from each other and become "siloed". Here's how to prevent a silo effect and keep every department working together.
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.Read More >
As your business grows, you might consider new funding sources. These can be used to help you grow or to act as a sort of security blanket for the business. Either way, it's important to go have everything you need in place before opening new lines of credit.
The Harper Government recently announced that it would be implementing an Economic Action Plan (EAP) that would be beneficial for Canadians due to its focus on judicious fiscal management and low-tax plan for jobs, growth and security. But how will this directly affect you? How will this impact your small business and how can you take advantage to ensure that your small business reaps the benefits?