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Meet our Starter Company Plus cohort #2 grant recipients!

In October 2017, the Halton Small Business Centre launched the second cohort of the Starter Company Plus program.  Program participants receive mentoring, training, and coaching from our business consultants and program mentors.  In December, program participants submitted their business plans … Continue reading

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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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Three Time Management Tips for Self Employed People

People in all kinds of jobs are feeling the pressure of time constraints. New technology and new ways of work make it easier to get more done, but we manage to fill any found time with new projects and business … Continue reading

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2016 – New Year, New Beginning

With the beginning of the year we typically see many new clients who want to take the first step into entrepreneurship. At the Halton Small Business Centre, we can help make those first steps easy. We want to ensure that … Continue reading

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