Monthly Archives: November 2015

Competing with the big guys: 3 steps to figure out why holiday shoppers should buy from your small business

  As we come out of the chaos of the Black Friday weekend, small retailers may be left wondering how they can compete against big box competitors in these final weeks before Christmas. Big Box retailers often have the ability … Continue reading

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Leveraging your credit score: How it can help secure a small business loan

Starting a business may require a large amount of money for start-up and working capital.  A new business may need financing, yet has no financial or credit history.  Lenders will often want to assess the character of the loan applicant … Continue reading

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Website for Entrepreneurs

Halton Region Small Business Centre (SBC) is a unique resource in Halton, which provides support to “main street” small business owners, youth and new Canadian entrepreneurs.  The SBC is part of a collaborative Network of Entrepreneurs within Ontario assisting entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week is the world’s largest celebration of entrepreneurship. The week runs from November 16 – 22 and offers local, national and global activities designed to help people explore entrepreneurship and innovation. The activities range from large-scale competitions to … Continue reading

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3 Things to check when considering hiring your first employee

Hiring a first employee can mark an exciting milestone in the growth of a new business. It is usually and indicator that the business is in demand and needs to be able to do more. Taking on a new employee can … Continue reading

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