Where are you with your Small Business?
October 1 marks the start of Small Business Month - an annual celebration of entrepreneurship that British Columbia has been recognizing for nearly a decade.
There is a reason Vancouver and Victoria are listed among the Top 10 friendliest cities in the world: It’s because we care. We care about our community, giving back and creating a sense of community. And the statistics prove it. In 2010, 13.3 million Canadians devoted over two billion hours to volunteer activities, which is equivalent to over 1 million full-time jobs.
This October, it’s time to celebrate all things small business. While we recognize small businesses for their contributions to their communities and the economy, it’s also a good time to reflect on the health of your business and your employees.
A collection of step by step guides.
- How to Choose and Register an Effective Domain Name
- How To Write a Business Plan
- How to Import Commercial Goods into Canada
- How to Export Commercial Goods into New International...
- How to Evaluate Your Business Idea
- Launching Your Website: A Guide to Going Online
- How to Finance Your Start-up Business
- How to Start Your Business: Your Legal Requirements
- How to Hire Your First Employee
From the blog
Posted by: Rob McGarry
Having been involved in three hardware start-up/exit cycles over the past 20 years, Robert McGarry has learned that there are always funding gaps that must be filled along the way.The good news is that there are numerous government programs that can help top up these funds and also offer expertise to help you succeed. The bad news is that it can be very difficult to wade through the options to find the right program and the right person to talk to.
Posted by: Carolyn Stern
Leadership is not defined by what gender you are, it is defined by whether or not you are able to serve many. Leadership positions should be filled based on knowledge, talent, qualifications, and whether people believe in you or not.
Posted by: Sandra Garcia
Earlier this year, I wrote a post about creating your PR plan for 2014. We’ve now entered the latter half of 2014 – how are you doing with the goals you’ve set? Whether you’re on target or have yet to hit the ground running, here are 3 successful PR campaigns that occurred this year and what you can learn from each of them.