Tag Archives: Success

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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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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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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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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Key questions to consider when planning your business

Starting a small business always starts with an idea. The unfortunate truth is many people come up with excellent business ideas but never move forward with them because the thought of developing a business plan seems overwhelming. While developing a … Continue reading

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The Five W’s of Business

Before starting your own business, it’s important to take some time and reflect on what needs to be done to get a successful business off the ground. The planning stage is crucial, and will set the stage for how efficiently … Continue reading

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Canadian Youth Business Foundation – Important Mentorship and Financial Support for Halton’s Young Entrepreneurs.

Our last two blogs have showcased programs designed to help youth get a strong start in small business– Summer Company and Starter Company. This week we’d like to conclude the series by talking about the third of our three programs … Continue reading

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