Setting Social Media Goals

Written by Katy Takaoka With 2016 halfway through, many of us entrepreneurs have been reviewing our results for the past 6 months and setting business goals for the rest of the year ahead. I know this is true for me and I’m sure that by now you’ve at least started thinking about your 2016-2017 goals if […]

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7 Tips for Starting a Business

Written by Shalini Dharna You find out about an amazing opportunity that you just have to get in on… Or maybe you just can’t stand the 9-5 grind anymore and want to be your own boss. Whatever the case, going into business for yourself is scary… but it is worth it! Here are some tips to […]

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What You Need to Know About Your Customers

All successful entrepreneurs have at least one quality in common; a laser focus on their customers’ or clients’ needs.  Make no mistake – without your customers, you have no business!  The only way to persuade potential customers to choose you over your competition is to truly understand them.  Here are five things that you need to […]

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5 Tips for The Work-At-Home Mom

Written by Susan Brady Operating a successful home-based business is very time consuming and challenging.  You are not only responsible for the success of your business, but for your family as well. When running a business from home, it’s easy to let the paperwork, phone calls and emails keep you tied down, making you feel […]

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Is Anxiety Controlling Your Life?

Written by Amanda Brown It is absolutely “normal” for people to feel worry or fear, when you are about to face a challenging situation such as an examination, job interview, public speaking engagement or a recital. However, anxiety occurs when a reaction is blown right out of proportion with what might be a normally expected […]

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How To Enter the U.S. Market

Export to the South, to Build Up The world is your playground. The time is now for Canadian small businesses to think global and expand to markets across the world. However, going international doesn’t always include travelling a long distance – your desired market may just be south of the Canadian border. With a population […]

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When Finances Are Overlooked

Written by Stacey Aarssen It’s funny, the reaction I get when people ask me what I do for a living. When I say I’m a financial consultant and advisor, most will say, “Oh…”, and change the subject, likely because they don’t want to be asked about their personal finances. First they don’t want to feel […]

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The Business Benefits of Being a Mom

It has been said that it’s not easy to run a business while being an active parent. It makes sense; your focus is split and children put a lot of extra demands on your time. But is it possible that the opposite is actually true? Could it be that you are more successful as an entrepreneur […]

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Sun, Sun, Mr. Golden Sun!

Written by Amanda Brown I am the first to admit, I am a sun worshiper! I love how the sun feels on my skin, and how it warms me to my core. However, gone are the days that we can sit out in the sun all day long without becoming a lobster; with the rise […]

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