Tag Archives: money

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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What’s your personal financial goal?

Our April 27th blog – Key questions to consider when planning your business – introduced four questions. Previous weeks have covered “Who’s your customer?”, “How will you reach your customer?” and “How do you get paid?” Today’s final installment tackles … Continue reading

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What are YOU focussing on in your business?

In the business world, it is easy to focus on the financial stability of a company and spend a lot of time and energy concentrating on money. While making money is obviously an important aspect of most businesses, it is … Continue reading

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Negotiations – How Important Are They in Business?

“My father said: ‘You must never try to make all the money that’s in a deal. Let the other  fellow make some money too, because if you have a reputation for always making all the money, you won’t have many … 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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Thinking of self-employment? Don’t forget to tell your family!

Self-employment can provide a wonderful opportunity  to shine and show the world what you can do.  It can be a way to achieve a personal goal or vision, to self-actualize and feel good about what you are doing. In the … Continue reading

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The Power of Strong Partnerships

In my recent experience, many of the clients I see visiting us at the Small Business Centre are struggling to afford the people power they need to get their businesses off the ground. Many need to hire the engineer, designer … Continue reading

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