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How to launch a new service or product

Launching a new service or product can be a monumental task for a small business. To help your small business succeed and to keep yourself organized during a launch,  break-up your planning into these three key phases to help ensure … Continue reading

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Summertime: the time for young entrepreneurs in Halton to shine.

The Halton Small Business Centre is once again coordinating the Summer Company program in Halton Region for the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. This program assists high school and post-secondary students who are looking to develop entrepreneurial skills while … Continue reading

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Can I use more than one source of funding for my business?

In our March 26th blog, “Looking for Start-up Funds?”, we talked about traditional and non-traditional sources of funding. Finding funding for businesses can be complicated, so when one funder can’t independently meet all of your needs, the question may arise … Continue reading

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See the Forest, but not the Trees? Try Sticky Note Action Planning!

Launching a business is exciting. And while many entrepreneurs can clearly see the big picture, they sometimes have a hard time making sense of all of the little tasks. The homework I assign my clients is to prepare a “critical … Continue reading

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Social Media — Just Another Marketing Channel

A few months ago I wrote a blog post about marketing, and how important it is to make sure that the plans you lay out are specific and actionable, meaning that they identify specific timelines, tactics, budgets and expected outcomes. … Continue reading

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E-Business Seminars Off To A Strong Start!

The first of our E-business series got off to a great start last week!  Creating Your Online Presence – A Website was presented to 16 attendees in the Staples store at 320 North Service Road in Oakville.  Jemma Fong, partner … Continue reading

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Invest in Yourself: Make Time for Education

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela Education can change the world, as Nelson Mandela has shown. It can also have an impact on you and your business. Today we live … Continue reading

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Creating and Sticking to a Budget Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

One of the most popular New Year’s resolutions is to stick to a diet and lose weight.   It’s also the one that most of us don’t achieve.  I’m no exception.  I can’t even count the number of times I’ve tried … Continue reading

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Market Research: Keep Your Eye on the Target

We all need customers.    They make our business successful.   The important question for both existing and new business is, “how do I find and keep customers?”  You need to research who your target market is.  What is a target market?   … Continue reading

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