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  • Partnerships: A Recipe for Small Business Success?

    Teaming up with a partner (or multiple partners) to start or expand your business can make taking that leap a little less daunting. However, establishing and navigating relationships with other people can be tricky, especially in a business context.

  • 3 Effective Strategy Tools for Small Businesses

    To stay on top, your business needs a solid strategy to secure customer demand and maintain cash flow. Luckily, there are many easy-to-use tools to help guide your strategic business planning.

  • Why You Need to Think About Business Succession Planning Now

    Most people who own a business are focused on making it a great success. Few of us spend as much time thinking about winding down the business or transitioning it to someone else.

  • Planning for the End: Why You Need an Exit Strategy

    Writing an exit strategy might be compared to writing a will; you know you should do it, but you don't really want to think about it. That said, you'll want to take the now time to consider life after business, even if your entrepreneurial journey is just beginning.

  • 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.

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