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Back to School. Back to Business.

Change is in the air for entrepreneurs and their families. September brings substantial change to households whose kids are returning to class. Schedules start earlier in the day, there is daily homework to be done, and care free summer fun … Continue reading

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Business planning: The importance of a SWOT analysis

A SWOT analysis is a structured planning method that can be used to help develop a strong business strategy by creating an organized list of both internal and external factors that can impact your business positively or negatively. SWOT stands for … Continue reading

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Accepting Payment

There are two fundamental questions to answer when starting a new business: Who is your intended customer? How will your business accept payment? For the purpose of this post we will explore the second question to help you understand the … Continue reading

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The 5 C’s of Credit

Often when starting or expanding a business we look to borrow funds to accomplish our business goals. When approaching a lender it is beneficial to understand the criteria that a lender uses to determine the “risk” and “suitability” of lending … Continue reading

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Managing Your Time

For a busy entrepreneur, your time is your most valuable resource. There are only so many hours in a day, and chances are you will not be able to accomplish everything that you want to. This makes time management one … Continue reading

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HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) for Small Business Owners

Taxes can be a tricky subject, especially for a new small business owner. By now, most of us are at least somewhat familiar with the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST). It was implemented in 2010 to combine both the provincial sales … Continue reading

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Getting the most out of your visit to the Small Business Centre: Four questions that will enrich an interaction with any business advisor.

 Last year in our blog, we discussed the Six Big Steps for Starting a New Small Business. The first step is to generate and clearly define your idea.  We have learned through consultations with our clients that the entrepreneurs who … Continue reading

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