The 'What, How, & When' of Business Expense Tracking

A Guide to Expense Tracking For Canadian Small Businesses

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Virtual Office for Legal Professionals

Law firms (large and small) and solo legal practitioners alike can use virtual office services and spaces to run their entire legal operations or as a supplement to a home office or traditional brick-and-mortar offices. Virtual office services can be particularly useful during trial preparation
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Go Green, Save Green: Becoming a More Eco-Friendly Business

How to Reduce Your Business’s Carbon Footprint

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Traveling Entrepreneur

As business people and entrepreneurs continually strive to grow their business, doing so frequently involves traveling around the country to attend networking or tradeshow events, meeting clients and prospects on their own turf, and getting some face-time with colleagues, contractors or employees who may operate in a remote location. Preparation
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7 Reasons to Rent a Meeting Room

Cost, Flexibility, & More: Why Meeting Room Rentals Are Ideal For Small Businesses

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Virtual Office Eguide

Have you ever wondered why some small businesses are successful and others are not and what do these successful companies do to gain an edge over their competition? Through our years of experience
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Protecting Your Business from Cyber Attacks

A Proactive Approach to Cyber Security for Small Businesses

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What is the SBA & How to Leverage it For Success Part 1

For entrepreneurs and small business owners, navigating the tricky terrain of creating a sound business plan, forecasting for growth and developing an operative growth strategy can be a major challenge. Fortunately, American entrepreneurs and operators have access to one of the most effective resources in the worldwide market...

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A Helpful Checklist for New Small Businesses in Canada

Congratulations, you’re starting a new small business! It’s an exciting time, and you want to make sure you get things right the first time around. From the required paperwork to considerations around .ca domains, here are some of the things new small business owners in Canada need to know to get started.

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What is the SBA & How to Leverage it For Success, Part 2

Navigating the complex terrain of creating a sound business plan, forecasting for growth and developing an operative growth strategy can be a challenge for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Fortunately, American entrepreneurs have access to one of the most effective resources in the world via the Small Business Administration (SBA).
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Where to Set Up Shop in Toronto: Choosing a Virtual Office in the GTA

The Greater Toronto Area (GTA) is the second largest financial center in North America... which makes it tricky to pick a spot to do business. That’s why the Intelligent Office (IO) team has put together this quick guide — with several locations throughout Toronto and Ontario, we understand what business owners need from a virtual office.

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What is the SBA & How to Leverage it For Success, Part 3

Congratulations! You have gotten your small business up and running. Now what? This part of our four-part series on leveraging the Small Business Administration to help you launch and manage a small business will focus on the operational aspects of running a business. Whether you need leadership strategies, day-to-day decision making skills
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How to Get More Done in Less Time

In today’s bustling world, work demands are high and the distractions are never-ending whilst down time may be limited. With so much to do in every single day you need to ensure maximum productivity to keep up with your busy schedule. This means you need to more with less time, here’s how.

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What is the SBA & How to Leverage it For Success Part 4

Understanding marketing and sales as well as the technical complexity of our Internet-driven society gives entrepreneurs a distinct advantage over the competition. This final segment of our four-part report will take a deeper dive into the logistics and philosophy of marketing and sales and their impact on your business success.
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4 Steps for Giving Effective Feedback

If you want your employees’ performance to improve and for them to overcome previous errors, you must continually give them feedback. They rely on your input to gauge their performance. When provided with the right information, employees can thrive and outperform themselves. Feedback is therefore essential, however a poll commissioned byInteract revealed that 37% of managers were uncomfortable giving feedback, and 69% reported being uncomfortable communicating with their employees in general. These figures show that it is crucial to learn how to give good feedback so that you can be the best manager possible. Here’s how:

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DIY Marketing Tools

If a business isn’t marketing, its potential customers are not finding it. Small to medium size businesses often struggle with spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on marketing. New DIY marketing tools, however, have eliminated the need to spend astronomical amounts on online and traditional marketing. These tools
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What Makes an Entrepreneur?

Entrepreneurs can be distinguished by certain factors from the rest of the population, such as a certain drive that motivates them even when the going gets tough and everybody else would quit, or by their can-do attitude that flies in the face of pessimists. Some people refer to the specific characteristics of entrepreneurs as the “it” factor. But what is this “it” factor? And how can you tell if you have it? What makes an entrepreneur an entrepreneur, and are you a natural born entrepreneur or not? Here’s how to tell.

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