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Summer Reading List: Business Skills Edition

With Summer 2019 just around the corner, the Halton Small Business Centre team is ready to hit the beach and catch up on their summer reading list. Here’s the top 5 books we’re excited to get reading: The Business Model … Continue reading

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First three considerations when setting financial goals

Making the leap from employment to entrepreneurship is very exciting, but virtually all new business owners have serious questions about their ability to survive and thrive financially. The exercise of creating, analyzing and refining financial projections has a huge impact … Continue reading

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Target Marketing – How Important Is It?

When you are writing a business plan one section of that plan will be dedicated to target marketing.  You might wonder what target marketing is and how important is it?   According to the business plan template that is used by … Continue reading

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Sole Proprietorship and General Partnership

What business structure is ideal for your business?  The majority of businesses are sole proprietorship (a business owned by one person) or general partnership (a business owned by two or more individuals).  What are some advantages and disadvantages of setting … 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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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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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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Celebrating Successes at the Small Business Centre

Celebrating success in business can have a huge impact on an entrepreneur’s personal motivation and their ability to inspire those around them. Business owners, new and experienced, should reflect on the path taken, inventory milestones and acknowledge their big “wins”. … 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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