Financing Your Small Business Venture

Many British Columbia small business owners are also home owners.  In recent years, BC’s rapidly increasing real estate values have enabled many small business owners to look to their homes as a ready source of cash or security to finance their business ventures.  This may be a risky strategy, but […]

5 Questions to Answer When Contemplating Life After Business

Picture this: you’ve finally sold your business. After years of work to build up your empire, it can be a surreal moment to put that part of your life in the rear-view mirror. It’s all smooth sailing from here on out, right? On the surface (and in your mind) it […]

How to Start a Business as an Immigrant

It was 2012. I had just stepped on Canadian ground for the first time, and that marked the beginning on my journey from an Iranian pre-med student to the CEO of Spocket. At 25, there were lessons to be learnt and challenges to be faced as entrepreneurship took hold of […]

How to Build an Expert Virtual Team

As a business owner, you are always looking for the most innovative, useful, and exciting ways to move your business forward. Innovations in technology and law, and even disruptions in your own industry can make it feel like you’re riding a motorcycle at twice the speed limit – and liking […]

How to Master Small Business Financial Planning

Are you constantly operating at the top of your line of credit?  Are your trade accounts payable getting bigger and older?  Are you struggling to make payroll or pay the landlord at the beginning of the month?  Are you failing to remit GST and employee source deductions because you just […]

Tax Cheat Sheet: Staying on Top of Small Business Taxes

Frost-covered windshields, the sweet aroma of hot cocoa, and beautifully decorated homes that light up the black night with bright, colourful lights. There are certain identifiers that have come to signify this time of year. But as we wrap 2018 like we wrap gifts for our loved ones, many small […]

3 Ways Your Organization Can Give Back This Holiday Season

It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. Between buying gifts, decorating and eating copious amounts of food, we develop traditions over the years both at home and at the office. And while the message of the season is to give, our rituals […]

5 Steps for Delivering Value Through Projects

One thing all small businesses have in common is their desire for growth. Every small business is hoping that one day, it will not be small. Dreams of what a small business will one day become are what keep owners up at night and help them get to it every […]

Establishing Your Small Business: 5 Simple Strategies for Success

Simple gestures can have an everlasting impact. When coming of age film, Say Anything…, was released in the late ‘80s, few anticipated that a small scene in the final act would become so iconic. In a bid to win back his crush’s heart after some unfortunate events, Lloyd Dobler (John […]

How Can I Improve My Sales Success Rate?

Sales Success… Well it would be nice wouldn’t it? I mean, all those sales just falling into your lap with little effort on your part. What consultant / services provider doesn’t want that? Or maybe, like me at various times in my career, just a little improvement (or a little […]