4 Creative Ways to Inspire Your Staff

The great Vince Lombardi was a big believer in the power of teamwork. Throughout a glittering career, Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers combined for eight championships while redefining the sport of football for generations to come. Lombardi staunchly believed the most powerful force in the world was a group […]

CIAP Offers a Fantastic Opportunity for Female Entrepreneurs

Are you a female entrepreneur looking for an exciting new opportunity in the tech field? The Canada-India Acceleration Program (CIAP) is currently looking for applicants for an exciting new program. Centred at Carleton University in Ottawa, CIAP empowers female entrepreneurs to avail of the exciting possibilities available in India. You […]

5 Tips to Increase Staff Effectiveness

Every business owner wants their staff to perform like a well-oiled machine. But realistically, this isn’t possible 100 per cent of the time. It’s only natural for performance to dip from time to time. After all, staff aren’t robots, and everyone has peaks and troughs in their work lives. As […]

5 Reasons Why You Should Do A Business Plan Review

Every entrepreneur understands the value of a well-crafted business plan. It’s an invaluable roadmap for launching your business, and something you’ll use to impress banks and investors. The ideal business plan should be short and concise, but you can become so invested in the process that it can be […]

How a Mentor Can Help Your Entrepreneurial Career

The ability to “be your own boss” is often cited as one of the most attractive aspects of entrepreneurship, but it can also raise problems for those new to the craft. Who do you turn to when you get stuck? How do you handle areas of business you don’t have […]

Avoiding the Pitfalls of a Family Business

Approximately 80% of all businesses in Canada are family owned. Ranging in size from behemoths like Bombardier and McCain Foods Limited, to small mom and pop corner stores, these companies form the backbone of the Canadian economy and face the same challenges as any other. However, more personal relationships exist within a family business and create many different considerations, especially when things go awry.

Four Common Food Truck Mistakes That Can Be Avoided With Mentorship

Since food trucks became visible in the US in 2008, the industry has been booming in popularity around British Columbia. In 2015, it was estimated that there were about 305 food trucks in Metro Vancouver and Victoria with an estimated annual revenue of roughly $50 million. However, amidst the perceived […]

3 Reasons Why Having a Mentor Can Make All The Difference

Mentorship matters. Many of the world’s top entrepreneurs have credited their success in part to their mentors and as small business owner, it’s important to understand the value behind having a trusted supporter. A mentor can be the missing link to take your small business to the next level. While […]