Tag Archives: Small Business advice

Exporting resources for small business

Many businesses, both new and established, look to increase revenues by exporting product to foreign markets.  Exporting for most businesses is an expansion of an existing enterprise, and developing a sound export marketing plan is vital for success. A solid … Continue reading

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How Important Are Strategic Alliances?

Strategic alliances are also known as partnerships.  When you form an alliance with another business it can be a verbal or written agreement.  What the agreement entails is usually the exchange of information about the other business and they do … Continue reading

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Protecting a business name

Consultants from the Halton Small Business Centre often meet with clients to determine what business structure would best suit their individual and business goals.  One item that often comes up is how a business name can be protected or secured … 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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Top things to consider when hiring your first employee

If you are hiring your first employee congratulations!  This is a big step for your small business.   As a new employer you must become fully aware of all of your legal obligations to Revenue Canada and conform to Employment Standards … Continue reading

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National Volunteer Week – Thanking Our local professionals

National Volunteer Week (April 10 – 16) is a time to recognize, celebrate and thank the millions of volunteers across Canada who generously donate their time and energy.  Volunteers are people from all walks of life with a common desire to … Continue reading

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3 Things to check when considering hiring your first employee

Hiring a first employee can mark an exciting milestone in the growth of a new business. It is usually and indicator that the business is in demand and needs to be able to do more. Taking on a new employee can … Continue reading

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