Staying innovative and advancing within your field is essential to competing successfully in the world of global businesses. The SR&ED tax credit program has been developed by the Canadian government to help empower small businesses in Canada.
There are a number of options for your company to raise money from investors without going public. But, before going down this road, it is important to know the BC laws that apply to any company or other entity that raises money from investors.
Programs like Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision are putting the spotlight on how businesses look for investors and financing. But are we learning enough from the five-minute pitches that Arlene Dickinson hears each week on the CBC?
Starting a new business is a tough task these days. Not because there would be any major obstacles in the process itself, but the market is incredibly competitive and only the very best entrepreneurs are able to thrive in such an environment.
May 10th 2012 was a day that will I will never forget as it was the day I pitched my invention called The HEFT in Toronto for the CBC TV show, the Dragons’ Den.
I talk to many people who have big, audacious dreams for opening a business. I’m amazed at how many great ideas I hear about that sadly, haven’t yet come to fruition.
In my last post, I offered tips on how to estimate the amount of capital you’ll need to open your small business. Once you know that number, it’s time to decide whether equity investment or a loan makes the most sense for your type of business.
So you want to start a new restaurant/accounting practice/gnome-themed birthday party company (insert your type of business)? If this is your first company, you’re probably wondering how to estimate your start-up costs.
Have you heard the news? Futurpreneur has increased its age limit by 5 years, to 39. This change represents the organizations first adjustment to the program to help better serve aspiring entrepreneurs.
So what do I mean by usual suspects? Think government grants and loans. Let’s face it folks, the competition is fierce, the volume of paper work is high, the deadlines are tight, and well, it’s no easy walk in the park to get fed bucks.