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Starting a small business? First understand your competition

Can you imagine a world in which your business has no competition? Neither can I, yet I have reviewed more business plans than I care to admit in which entrepreneurs boldly declare those four words:  “I have no competition.” To … Continue reading

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The Five W’s of Business

Before starting your own business, it’s important to take some time and reflect on what needs to be done to get a successful business off the ground. The planning stage is crucial, and will set the stage for how efficiently … Continue reading

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Running With the Big Dogs

When starting your business, one of the most important things you can do, and one that is often overlooked, is to ensure that you have a way to distinguish yourself from your larger, pre-existing rivals. The business you are starting … Continue reading

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How to plan for the “what if’s” in business

When operating a business, we often find ourselves living “within” the organization on a daily basis, and we can sometimes forget to look “outside” to see what external events could have an impact on our operations or even the viability … 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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Starting a Small Business? First Understand Your Competition

Can you imagine a world in which your business has no competition? Neither can I, yet I have reviewed more business plans than I care to admit in which entrepreneurs boldly declare those four words:  “I have no competition.” To … Continue reading

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Why Should You Conduct a Business Feasibility Study?

“Although [an unsuccessful feasibility study] may appear to be a failure, it’s not. The failure would have been if you had invested your own and others’ money and then lost it due to barriers you failed to research in advance.” … Continue reading

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