Escaping from the office rat race is often cited as one of the most attractive aspects of starting your own business. No more rush hour commutes, no meetings that drag on, and no more projects landing on your desk at 4:55 PM on a Friday. Working at home, or taking […]
It’s October, fall is in the air, and we’re joining in the national celebration of Small Business Week from October 15-21. This presents an opportunity to recognize the contributions entrepreneurs and small business owners make to the economy as well as our local communities. To mark the event, Small Business […]
Take a stroll around any Farmer’s Market, Night Market, or festival in British Columbia, and you’ll immediately be struck by the variety of food trucks on-site. But, it’s an industry that’s still finding its feet in BC, with regulations and licensing slowly shifting to suit the needs of vendors. The […]
Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the wildfires across British Columbia. During this difficult time, there are several resources available to business owners to help with managing the day-to-day situation, as well as planning for the rebuild. Below, we detail answers to some of the most common questions […]
Thinking of franchising your business? You can make the process as painless as possible by taking care of the following fundamentals.
The internet is full of amazing websites, informative articles and has revolutionized how we live and do business. Threats come in many types and they evolve in an everlasting cyber battle. General Small Business Cyber Security Statistics 43 percent of cyber-attacks target small business. Only 14 percent of small businesses […]
It’s been a long snowy winter, and a cold wet spring. So, dreams of tropical islands or a trip down under has probably crossed your mind. But what about your business? Can you afford to take time off? Maybe you don’t need to. If most of your work is through […]
A poorly organized workplace could be costing you a lot of money, without you realising it. Here are five steps to help you assess and change your workspace to increase productivity:
While it’s good to be in tune with your gut instinct, you cannot rely entirely on your gut alone. You need to develop a sound process for making those tough decisions. So, what are the secrets to great decision making?
Spring is the perfect excuse to hunker down and learn new skills for your small business. This month’s focus is on digital marketing, business planning, financing, understanding legalese and selling your business. So, what are you waiting for?