No, Business Plans Aren’t Dead – So Write a Good One

There’s some debate about whether business plans should go the way of the dodo, or whether they’re essential to business success. But when you face the facts, it’s obvious that business plans aren’t dead. Banks need them before granting a loan, and potential partners or investors often want them as […]

How to Stop Putting Off Starting Your Small Business

You had an amazing business idea. It was an inspirational moment, and you felt like anything was possible. Then you started working on the idea, and your motivation dropped, which lead to fear-induced procrastination and decision paralysis. Sound familiar? Here’s the good news. You aren’t alone. Many people have brilliant […]

How to Use Online Profiles and Directories to Boost Your Business

Even if your business doesn’t have a website yet, it’s easy to get the benefits of an online presence without paying a single dollar. Being highly visible on the web, with the help of online profiles and directories, is one of the most easy and cost-effective ways to get in […]

Optimizing Small Business Technology Strategies to Level-Up Your Business

For the past 20 years, technological development has been racing forwards, building amazing user experiences and changing the landscape of business. Being an entrepreneur or small business owner means being at the heart of these changes. Learning how to leverage cutting-edge technology is key to crafting winning digital products and […]

Rebuilding Your Business in BC and Across Canada

Making the decision to move from a foreign country to BC or elsewhere in Canada can be both exciting and overwhelming – especially if you are an entrepreneur with hopes of rebuilding your business outside your country of origin. You worked hard attaining higher education and or developing your business […]

How to Host a Business Lunch with Confidence

Lunches with clients are never just lunches. These meetings build interpersonal connections above and beyond phones, emails and social media, making business lunches essential for small business owners looking to create valuable, long-lasting connections that can help their business grow. In my experience, making and retaining strong client relationships and […]

4 Simple Home Office Tips to Increase Productivity

Entrepreneurs and business owners know that when you need to work at home, sometimes you need more than a cup of coffee to stay focused, and even that may not be enough to keep you productive all day. Your bed is literally steps away and there are countless of distractions […]

What Employers Should Know About Working Notice

In Canada, with few exceptions, an employer must give an employee notice or payment in lieu of notice if the employer wishes to terminate the employment relationship, without cause. When an employer gives notice, it is generally in the nature of “working notice,” i.e. the employee is required to work […]

How to Build a Business While Working Full-Time

I recently celebrated the day I decided to become an Independent Personal Trainer. I began this business venture already working full-time Monday to Thursday doing 10 hour shifts in the evening. This left me with mornings and weekends to study for my certification, design my website, maintain my social media […]

5 New Tech Trends That Will Boost Your Business

Staying current with the fast-paced world of technology isn’t easy for anyone, especially for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Paying attention to evolving trends in other industries like technology, even if they affect your business, is likely not a luxury you can easily afford. Here are the best four new […]