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5 quick tips to Succession Planning

It is never too early to start making plans for the future. Succession Planning is a key process that any business owner must consider to ensure a smooth transition when key leadership positions become available. This is particularly true with … Continue reading

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Business Planning – Where to Start

Writing a formal business plan can seem daunting, especially when using a template that asks questions spanning 8 to 10 separate sections. To help ease into a larger template, it can be helpful to write down some key notes in … Continue reading

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Help make your business more memorable

Why is being memorable important for your business? Being memorable means that you are worthy of being easily remembered and impossible to forget! In the business world this is essential for success and can be used as a marketing tool … Continue reading

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HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) for Small Business Owners

Taxes can be a tricky subject, especially for a new small business owner. By now, most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). It was implemented in 2010 to combine both the provincial sales … Continue reading

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Keeping your workers protected and your business out of trouble

When running your own business, it is important to determine whether your workers are employees or self-employed individuals. The differences can sometimes be subtle, but employment status directly impacts the entitlements a person receives from employment insurance (EI), as well … Continue reading

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Summer Company – Be Your Own Boss

The Summer Company  program provides hands-on business training and mentoring to help enterprising students between the ages of 15-29 (if under 18: a parent needs to sign the application) start and run their own summer business. This program provides support to Halton … Continue reading

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Business Mentorship – How Important is it?

Walk with the dreamers, the believers, the courageous, the cheerful, the planners, the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.  Let their spirit ignite a fire within you to leave this … Continue reading

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