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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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Lesser known sources of financing

When starting or expanding a business venture, one topic that must be addressed is financing. Most entrepreneurs usually think about traditional sources of financing such as loans and grants, however there are other great instruments that are out there that … Continue reading

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Salute to Small Business Month

October 1 once again marks the start of Small Business Month – a month that celebrates and recognizes the contribution that small businesses make to their local communities. With many activities and events taking place across the province, it is … Continue reading

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Pitch perfect – the importance of an elevator pitch

An elevator pitch is a quick, well planned overview or summary that describes what your business does. The term elevator pitch originated when a person tried to sell something during a short elevator ride. If the person was not interested … Continue reading

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“Why you?” – The Unique Selling Proposition

Whether you’re pitching your business idea to funders and business partners, or trying to close a deal at a sales meeting, having a clearly defined “Unique Selling Proposition” will be a key to your success. Two specific parts of your … Continue reading

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Success through Cooperation

One of the first decisions that any business owner has to make when starting a new business is choosing the business structure for their operation. The three most well-known business structures include the sole proprietorship, the partnership and the corporation. … 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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