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Five simple steps to turn your business plan from good to great

As the new year approaches and 2017 comes to an end, the topic of business planning is likely to be on the minds of many would-be (and established) entrepreneurs. Business Planning is crucial for the success of both new and … Continue reading

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First three considerations when setting financial goals

Making the leap from employment to entrepreneurship is very exciting, but virtually all new business owners have serious questions about their ability to survive and thrive financially. The exercise of creating, analyzing and refining financial projections has a huge impact … Continue reading

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Target Marketing – How Important Is It?

When you are writing a business plan one section of that plan will be dedicated to target marketing.  You might wonder what target marketing is and how important is it?   According to the business plan template that is used by … Continue reading

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Sole Proprietorship and General Partnership

What business structure is ideal for your business?  The majority of businesses are sole proprietorship (a business owned by one person) or general partnership (a business owned by two or more individuals).  What are some advantages and disadvantages of setting … Continue reading

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Online Business Resources @ the Halton Small Business Centre

More and more people are contacting Halton Region, looking for information on starting a new business, whether it’s a small micro-business or a small to medium enterprise. Before meeting with a business consultant, people can access a wealth of information … Continue reading

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What happens if your business plan doesn’t work?

You spent several months planning your business. But since implementation, you’ve noticed that you are not getting the results you had hoped. What do you do?   Consider that plans don’t always come together. If this happens you need to be … Continue reading

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Business Plan Reviews at the Small Business Centre

The written business plan is an important part of building a new venture. While all businesses can benefit from some type of written plan, entrepreneurs seeking financing through formal funding programs will have their plan scrutinized by readers as bankers … Continue reading

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Developing a business idea: The importance of putting thoughts on paper

Taking a business idea and turning it into reality can be a complicated task. When you are first starting to develop your idea, try putting your thoughts on paper. The Halton Small business Centre has developed a worksheet to help … Continue reading

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How to take advantage of Halton Small Business Centre’s Lending Library

  Did you resolve to read more in 2016? If you’re looking to focus your reading so that you can learn about how you can start or grow a business, the Small Business Centre can help. The Small Business Centre … 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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