Tag Archives: Resources

Resources for Businesses: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Businesses Funding Programs and Support Federal, provincial and municipal governments have announced a number of programs and resources to support businesses through the COVID-19 Pandemic.  Visit our website  for information and links to these programs. We committed to supporting Halton … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Halton Business Blog

The Halton Business Blog provides news, resources, tips and expert advice to local entrepreneurs to help them start and grow their business and businesses looking to expand or move to the Greater Toronto Area. Halton is one of the best … Continue reading

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Music is Valuable to Your Business – and More Affordable than You Think

Have you ever been in a grocery store and heard background music playing overhead? You may not have thought about it, but being in a big-box store, or superstore, without music can be an unsettling experience after so many years … 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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Entrepreneurship Programs for Youth

Youth and entrepreneurship development are a major focus for the provincial government and the Halton Region Small Business Centre (SBEC) provides information and resources for young entrepreneurs in the Region. Currently, there are three youth programs that provide skills development, … Continue reading

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Operating a Home-Based Business

If you are thinking of opening a new business have you considered the option of it being a home-based business?  There are a lot of benefits to running a home-based business.  It not only allows you the flexibility to be … Continue reading

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Six Steps to Better Decision Making

Are you indecisive?   Do you find it hard to make decisions?  Do you second guess yourself after you have made a decision?  If you are, the good thing is that you are not alone.  There are several factors to take … Continue reading

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Online Tools for Business Owners

Running a business can be a stressful endeavor.  The good news is that there are a lot of online cost-effective tools and resources at your fingertips to help manage and enhance your business.  These tools not only can make your … 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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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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