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  • Bring the Tradeshow Experience to Your Home or Office

    The "virtual tradeshow" format is catching on. But unlike the real-world version, you won't come home from a virtual tradeshow with another bag full of brochures and free pens. In fact, you don't even need to leave your home or office to attend.

  • Coworking: Alternative Workspace for Entrepreneurs

    The coworking trend has exploded in recent years, but many small business owners don't realize what coworking is exactly, or what coworking options exist right in their own neighbourhood.

  • What Small Businesses Need to Know About Information Security

    Information theft is a reality in a connected world, and it can be very costly for a business. Find out how small businesses can take simple steps to protect themselves, along with their employees' and customers' information.

  • New Program to Support Immigrant Entrepreneurs in Canada

    The federal government recently announced a new Start-Up Visa Program geared toward recruiting innovative immigrant entrepreneurs who will help create new jobs and support economic growth.

  • Understanding the Basics of Business

    Running a small business often requires that you become a jack-of-all-trades. It is therefore important to know early on the skills that you have, those that you will have to learn and those you will need to delegate to others.

  • Are you Protecting your Intellectual Property?

    So you have come up with an amazing idea. You have probably shared it with your family, friends and colleagues. But did you think about protecting your intellectual property first? World IP day reminds us of the benefits of protecting the assets.

  • 10 Tips for What a Lender Looks for in a Business Plan

    Once you spot an opportunity that you simply can’t pass up, there are calculated steps to turn your vision into reality, and finding financing is usually at the top of the list.

  • 9 Tips for Starting a Food Truck

    From souvlaki to dim sum, BC’s streets are filled with vendors waiting to expand your palette. And launching a restaurant on four wheels, can be a more affordable and more viable path for many entrepreneurs.

  • Writing a Business Plan Made Easier

    Whether or not you are seeking financing from lenders, it is essential that you create a comprehensive well thought out business plan. It creates a road map for your business to help you determine what resources you will need to make a profit.

  • 10 Common Business Plan Mistakes

    There are many elements that make a good business plan. It often takes time, patience and many revisions before you get it right.Unfortunately when rushing to get your funding in place and launch your business, your plan can get neglected.

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