How-to

Branding

How to Choose and Register an Effective Domain Name

Your domain name provides your business with an online identity, helping to provide brand recognition in the same way a business name or product name can. Find out how to register your domain name today.

Business Planning

How to Strategically Plan Your Exit

Your business plan is a valuable roadmap that guides you through start-up, and as your business grows and evolves. It can also be your guide as you exit.

How To Write a Business Plan

Business planning is a key to success. Here are some tips, tools, and resources to help you create a business plan, including links to example business plans, and business plan templates.

Funding

How to Expand Your Business With New Capital

Growing. your business often means finding new sources of capital.. Make sure you're ready to seek funding, and know how to find lenders or investors.

How to Finance Your Start-up Business

If you're planning on starting a business, chances are you'll need capital. Find information to help you obtain the funding you need.

Hiring Employees

How to Hire Your First Employee

You might find that you simply cannot do everything by yourself. Find out how to assess your human resources needs, and recruit the right employees.

Import & Export

How to Exit Your Export Business

Are you looking to exit and wind down your export business? Find out about your legal obligations to both clients, suppliers and staff when exiting your export business.

How to Exit Your Import Business

Are you looking to exit your import business? Find out about your legal obligations when winding up your import business and who you should contact regarding your import accounts.

How to Export Commercial Goods into New International Markets

You want to sell your products or services to international markets, but are you ready to export? Find the information you'll need to be prepared here.

How to Finance Your Growing Export Business

Are you looking for financial assistance to help expand your export business into new markets? Find out about the programs and associations which offer financial assistance to support and to promote exporting.

How to Import Commercial Goods into Canada

Want to import commercial goods into Canada, but don't know where to begin? Find information on the regulations, resources, and planning involved in importing goods to Canada.

How to Work with Offshore Manufacturers

Moving to offshore manufacturing requires careful consideration and research. Determine if importing your products is right for your company.

Industry Regulations

How to Keep on Top of New Industry Requirements

As you expand your business, you'll likely need to understand and adhere to additional regulations. Find the resources you'll need to be compliant.

How to Research New Regulations When Expanding Your Business

As you grow your business and enter new territory, be sure to check if you need to comply with any new regulations.

Legal Requirements

How to Comply With New Laws as You Grow

Youll likely be making more legal decisions as your business matures. Find information on the laws youll need to be aware of as you enter new territory.

How to Exit Your Business: Your Legal Requirements

You need to be aware of the legal implications of exiting your business. Here's information on what to consider when relinquishing ownership.

How to Start Your Business: Your Legal Requirements

You want to start your business off on the right legal footing. Here's a checklist of the basic legal requirements to start your small business.

Market Research

How to Evaluate Your Business Idea

Market research can be used as a tool to help you determine whether your business idea will be viable. Find out how to research your customers, industry and competition to evaluate your business idea.

How to Prove the Value of Your Company

Are you planning to exit your business? Find out about the power of market research and how it can help determine and prove the value of your company when you come to sell it

How to Take Advantage of Your Inside Knowledge

You have the advantage of insider knowledge of your markets, customers, and supply chain. Find out how to use new market research to maximize your profits.

Marketing & Sales

How to Grow Your Business With the Right Marketing Mix

Now that you've established your business, it's time to focus on customer retention. Here are some strategies to keep your customers coming back.

Technology

How to Choose and Register an Effective Domain Name

Your domain name provides your business with an online identity, helping to provide brand recognition in the same way a business name or product name can. Find out how to register your domain name today.

How to Create a Powerful Web Presence

Your online presence can be critical to your business's success. Here are some useful tips for improving your website that will ensure a great visitor experience.

How to Get Your Business Online

You know that your business needs a website, but taking your business online can be intimidating when you don't have any experience with web design or development. Fortunately getting your business online isn't as complicated as it may first seem to be.

How to Sell Your Website

Thinking of shutting down your website? Whether seeking advice from a professional on how to increase traffic and sales or selling your website through an online marketplace, find out the best option for you.

Launching Your Website: A Guide to Going Online

Having a website these days is almost a necessity to doing business. Find some helpful advice for taking your business online.