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  • Packaging and Launching Your Product to Market

    How many times have you seen a new product fail because the manufacturer overlooked an aspect that prevented the product from moving off the shelf? It’s a costly mistake, especially considering an average product launch ranges from $12-15,000.

  • I Need a Website. Now What?

    So you need a website. If you’ve never gone through this process before, chances are you have a lot of questions. Here are seven tips to point you in the right direction.

  • Why and How to Market Test your Product or Service

    It’s enticing, intoxicating even, the feeling of creating a new product service and wanting to share it with the world. But the heady rush of creativity can quickly turn into failure if you don’t market test.

  • 8 Best Practice Tips for Twitter

    Are you looking to build your followers, reputation and customer engagement on Twitter? Follow these eight simple best business practices and improve your impact on your followers.

  • Hot Small Business Sectors around BC

    We learned in May’s Small Business Pulse that BC’s hot sectors in 2011 were real estate, finance and agriculture. This week we decided to delve a little deeper, to try and understand what this means for some of the communities in BC.

  • Increase Your Mailing List’s ROI

    In a world where unexpected email and print mail is an annoyance, advertising that’s anticipated is a relief, possibly even something that can brighten a person’s day. Sending marketing to a target audience is one of the surest ways to increase your ROI.

  • Win up to $50,000 in Start-Up Financing from CYBF

    For the second year running the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) has joined together with Spin Master Ltd., to offer the Spin Master Innovation Fund. If you are aged between 18 and 34 you could be eligible to apply for some amazing prizes.

  • Free Advertising on YouTube for Small Businesses

    Google has created yet another incentive to entice you to use their AdWords service. And this time it's the turn of their global video platform, YouTube. What’s the Deal? Free AdWords for Video advertising for over 500,000 small businesses.

  • 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.

  • BizPal: Your One-Stop Shop for Licences and Permits

    When starting your business or looking to expand in to a new municipality, it is important to identify the key permits and licences which will apply to your business. BizPal is an online tool which helps identify these for your business.

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