Tag Archives: Small Business Centre

Small Business Resources for Newcomers

More and more new Canadians are seeking information on starting up a new business, whether it’s a micro-business, a small to medium enterprise or starting a business utilizing their foreign education credentials. We often meet with individuals who may have … 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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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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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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How Twenty Minutes Can Benefit Your Business

As an entrepreneur, you will be pulled in different directions.  Getting through the day is not just about surviving; it’s about making the most of your time and being proactive.  Setting aside 20 minutes each day to accomplish tasks or … Continue reading

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Partnership considerations and the three partnership structures

When clients visit the SBEC, a common topic that comes up as a starting point is the various types of business structures. Another layer can be added to this question when discussing partnerships and the different types of partnership business … Continue reading

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Tax time: A perfect time to review financial performance

Every year, small businesses must report income and expenses to determine tax liability to the Canada Revenue Agency. It is not uncommon  for a business owner to focus on the task at hand (reporting deadlines) to avoid late penalties, concentrating … Continue reading

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