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 […]

2019 Small Business Trends

Though none of us can accurately predict the future, the question of what’s coming down the road for Canadian business is one experts will continue to ponder regardless. The only constant in our world is change and that rate of change has only increased in recent years. We dusted off […]

Five New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business Owners

January. Traditionally a month for self-improvement, it also provides a fantastic opportunity to start afresh with your small business and bring about positive change. Alongside your efforts to eat healthier or work out more, here are some New Year’s Resolutions for Small Business owners that will kick start your small […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Guide to Starting a Home Improvement Business

Becoming a home improvement contractor is a profitable endeavor. No matter the climate of the housing market, whether it’s in an upward or downward trend, people who are into this type of business will do well. When homes are in demand, sellers will shell out money to make their home […]

Government of Canada Launches Women Entrepreneurship Strategy

The Government of Canada has announced increased funding and action around female entrepreneurship. Titled the Women Entrepreneurship Strategy, this comprehensive plan will help women grow their business through increased access to financing, talent, networks and mentorship. The Benefits of a Women Entrepreneurship Strategy Despite recent advances, gender inequality is still […]