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  • Seven Steps to Improving Health and Safety

    As a small business owner and employer you have a responsibility to your employees to ensure their health and safety in the workplace.

  • 7 Reasons Why You Should Nominate Your Business

    When you're so busy in your business it’s hard to rationalize spending time on entering awards contests. But, if you want to grow your business and claim new markets, even being nominated for an award can take your business to the next level.

  • Successful Green Marketing

    If you are planning to introduce a green product or service and jump on the green bandwagon, make sure you follow these three essential steps before taking that leap.

  • 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.

  • Import Regulations for Small Business

    Navigating the regulations for importing goods to Canada can often be confusing. With the rules frequently changing it is important that you keep up to date on the latest amendments.

  • How WordPress and Video can Increase your Online Visibility

    Small business owners understand the importance of a strong web-presence to market their products and services, and build a solid reputation. However what they often find difficult is to know where to start and build that online presence.

  • Understanding Your Competition

    Even if your product or service fills a unique gap in the market, there are always other companies offering something similar. The key when thinking about your competition is to learn what makes the customer choose one product or service over another.

  • Developing Your Email Newsletter List

    Even though it is acceptable under Canada's Anti Spam Legislation to email customers where "an existing relationship exists"; it may not go down well with your recipients. Find out how you can develop your email newsletter list and keep your subscribers.

  • $500,000 Opportunity to Test and Develop Your Innovation

    Have you developed an innovative product related to the environment, health, security or is an enabling technology? If yes, you may have an opportunity to gain up to $500,000 in funding from the Government of Canada.

  • How Start-up Barriers Can Help you Succeed

    Starting a business and entering a new market often means facing a wide variety of new barriers and challenges. These challenges are often seen as obstacles to business owners but to financers they can increase the appeal of your business. Find out how.


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