More Canadians Turning to a “Side Hustle” to Boost Income

More and more Canadians are turning creative hobbies into side hustles to bolster their income and work on passion projects, according to new research by Vistaprint. The study, which interviewed almost 2,000 Canadians in full-time employment, found 22 per cent had already turned a hobby into a side hustle, […]

Hear from Brianne Miller (Nada) at INSPIRE

Buy Tickets Of all the things humans excel at, we are prodigiously talented at producing waste. It’s estimated we’ve generated over 10 billion tons of plastic since 1950, with over half of that total no longer in use and not recycled. Having seen the impact of this waste […]

Hear from TOTA (Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association) at INSPIRE

In British Columbia’s Thompson Okanagan region, sustainability is top of mind. This beautiful area, replete with lakes, mountains and steams, is one of our province’s jewels. Unfortunately, it’s also on the front lines of the battle against climate change. In 2017, Kelowna experienced record levels of spring precipitation that caused […]

How to Pick the Right Events for Your Small Business to Attend

Thinking of expanding your business reach and attending a conference or trade show? Often, the hardest decision to be made is deciding which events to allocate your resources to. And, with so many options, this decision can prove overwhelming. In this article, we’re going to give some tips for how […]

The Best Business Books for Starting a Business

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban have in common? Well, apart from their entrepreneurial prowess and devotion to philanthropy, the three are known for their love of reading business books. In fact, Buffet attributes his business acumen in large part to his voracious appetite for page turning: […]

5 Reasons You Should Hire a Web Developer

Despite their inherent ‘do-it-all’ nature, entrepreneurs occasionally grapple with problems they can’t solve. A common early problem is how to build their first business website. Sure, it’s possible to muddle through and create a basic website. But, if you really want the site to portray the business in the best […]

An Introduction to Drop Shipping

Interested in selling your products online? If so, you’ve likely heard of drop shipping. In this article, we’re going to highlight the benefits and drawbacks of drop shipping, and how it can help your business to sell product around the world. By 2021, the Canadian ecommerce market is projected to […]

A Beginners Guide to Selling on Amazon

Interested in selling your products on Amazon? From humble beginnings as an online bookstore, Amazon has grown to become the world’s leading online retailer, enjoying worldwide net sales of close to $500 billion in 2018. Since launching their “Fulfilled by Amazon” program, more and more small businesses are selling their […]