How To Grow Your Business Through Customer Referrals

You’ve diligently crafted a business plan, your financials are on solid footing, you’ve got a curious customer base, and now it’s time to grow your business. There are so many ways this can be achieved, both paid and organic, but in our modern “sharing” economy, one of the most successful […]

A Bite-Size Look At BC’s Food Truck Industry

Take a stroll around any Farmer’s Market, Night Market, or festival in British Columbia, and you’ll immediately be struck by the variety of food trucks on-site. But, it’s an industry that’s still finding its feet in BC, with regulations and licensing slowly shifting to suit the needs of vendors. The […]

A Bite-Size Look At BC’s Food Truck Industry

Take a stroll around any Farmer’s Market, Night Market, or festival in British Columbia, and you’ll immediately be struck by the variety of food trucks on-site. But, it’s an industry that’s still finding its feet in BC, with regulations and licensing slowly shifting to suit the needs of vendors. The […]

How to Turn a Profit at Your Next Craft Market

The holidays are here, which means craft market season for many small business owners. But getting ready isn’t limited to preparing enough stock for your customers to buy. There are factors like costs, marketing and sales, among others that need to be taken into account before you decide to get […]

5 Ways to Create Loyal Customers This Holiday Season

The holidays are one of the most critical times of the year for many small business owners. As frantic shoppers look for the perfect presents, restaurants are booked up for office parties and cafes have their espresso machines on overdrive, it can be easy to forget critical steps to capitalize […]

How to Get Your Product Into Retail Stores

Getting your product  into retail stores and onto retailer’s shelves is not easy. It takes a lot of time and effort. Before you go leaping ahead to that all important sale, first you must know how you will get your product to retailers and fulfill your contract.  Not something you […]

20 Questions to Help Find the Best Location for your Business

If you are preparing to open a food or retail business, your location may be the single most important decision that you make. Of course, you need a solid business plan, but if people can’t find your business, how will you get them through the door?

8 Tips to Create Winning Window Displays

As a retail store, your window displays are the most important marketing tool you have at your disposal. They will make someone a passer-by, enter your store and become a customer or ignore you entirely.