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.

Read More >

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.

Read More >

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.

Read More >

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.

Read More >

Crowdfunding in Canada

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

Read More >

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?

Read More >

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?

Read More >

Determining Your Core Values

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.

Read More >

Preventing your Company from Becoming "Siloed"

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.

Read More >

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.

Read More >

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.

Read More >

Opening a New Line of Credit

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.

Read More >

How Does the 2015 EAP Impact Your Small Business?

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?

Read More >