Tag Archives: start-up

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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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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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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Website for Entrepreneurs

Halton Region Small Business Centre (SBC) is a unique resource in Halton, which provides support to “main street” small business owners, youth and new Canadian entrepreneurs.  The SBC is part of a collaborative Network of Entrepreneurs within Ontario assisting entrepreneurs … Continue reading

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Personal Business Objectives

What motivates someone to become an entrepreneur? Is money and personal wealth the only motivation? Evidence suggests that there are many more reasons why someone wants to start a business. Every business starts small; but by taking some calculated risks, doing … Continue reading

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Help make your business more memorable

Why is being memorable important for your business? Being memorable means that you are worthy of being easily remembered and impossible to forget! In the business world this is essential for success and can be used as a marketing tool … Continue reading

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Make It Happen

Your life is comprised of a series of choices. There are endless avenues that you can pursue, but ultimately, you can follow only one. This freedom is a blessing, but it can also be a curse; it means that we … Continue reading

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Summer Company – Be Your Own Boss

The Summer Company  program provides hands-on business training and mentoring to help enterprising students between the ages of 15-29 (if under 18: a parent needs to sign the application) start and run their own summer business. This program provides support to Halton … 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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