The Local Guru.com: Canada's Online Skill Directory The Local Guru.com: Canada's Online Skill Directory
 

Resources

Articles
 

The Best Business Opportunities 2014

Are you thinking of starting a business but not sure what kind of business you would like to start? Or just wondering what small businesses are going to be hot this year? Either way, you'll want to read The Best Business Opportunities 2014. Read Full PostThe Best Business Opportunities 2014 originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Saturday, May 31st, 2014 at 03:01:11.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

7 Ways to Make Sure You Get Paid

Being self-employed seems like such a simple process, doesn't it? You do a job for someone and you get paid for it. But unfortunately the reality is that the second part of the equation for success doesn't necessarily automatically follow. Read Full Post7 Ways to Make Sure You Get Paid originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Friday, May 30th, 2014 at 03:11:20.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

Match Your Business Plan to Your Purpose

When people ask me about writing a business plan, they're almost always thinking about a traditional, full-scale business plan such as my The Business Plan Outline. It's ideal for people who need to work through all the details to get a business up and running. But it's not the only type of business plan available and it's certainly not the only type of business plan that a small business can or should use. Read Full PostMatch Your Business Plan to Your Purpose originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at 03:34:49.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

5 Ways To Negotiate More Effectively

Are you a habitual negotiator? If not, why not? Negotiation can help you make sales and keep customers that might walk away otherwise - if you're good at it. Read Full Post5 Ways To Negotiate More Effectively originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014 at 03:09:43.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

7 Inexpensive Business Ideas

Want to start a business but don't have a lot of money to invest? Read Full Post7 Inexpensive Business Ideas originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 at 03:17:16.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

6 Traits You Need to Be Self-Employed

In my "What motivated you to take the plunge and devote yourself to your own business full-time?" poll, the answer "losing my full-time/part-time job" is the most popular answer. (Vote in the poll if you'd like - it's still open.) Read Full Post6 Traits You Need to Be Self-Employed originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Monday, May 26th, 2014 at 03:08:17.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

How to Do Payroll in Canada

Some Canadian small businesses shy away from hiring people because they think it's just too much of a hassle. Read Full PostHow to Do Payroll in Canada originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 03:05:03.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

How to Get to Work at Home

Are you one of those people who dreams of working at home? I used to be one of those people; I dreamed about working at home for years.  read more

8 Easy Ways to Get Your Small Business Into Ecommerce

Fact: More people are shopping online than ever before. According to Forrester Research, in Canada alone, consumers spent $20 billion online in 2013, a number that's supposed to reach $34 billion by 2018. Read Full Post8 Easy Ways to Get Your Small Business Into Ecommerce originally appeared on About.com Small Business: Canada on Friday, May 23rd, 2014 at 03:06:55.Permalink | Comment | Email this read more

8 Steps to Creating a Profitable Digital Course

One of the easiest ways to scale a business is to create passive income through an online course. read more

Notre Dame Football Legend Rudy Ruettiger Conquers Odds and Hearts

Ruettiger shares how having a dream, what he calls 'the edge,' sheer determination and asking 'why not?' in the face of his critics got him where he is today. read more

10 Ways to Preserve Cash as a Bootstrapped Startup

A guide to staying alive for early stage companies short of money. read more

Policy Group Argues It's Time to End the Failed War on Drugs

On a typical night in America, 133,000 people are in jail just for drug possession at vast cost to themselves and taxpayers. read more

How This Company Found Success By Putting Its Customers' Dignity Ahead of Profits

Hormel Foods saw an opportunity to improve the lives of cancer sufferers and leapt into actions. read more

The Secrets to Creating a Powerful Brand Message Using the 'Trial Lawyer Marketing Method'

Here's an easy-to-use template to build your winning case, get more customers and bring in more sales. read more

Should You Write a Script for Your Video Content?

Will working from a script make you seem less authentic when you produce video? read more

These Astronauts Explain Why You Should Get Enough Sleep

It will affect your work and relationships if you don't. read more

9 Tips for Starting Your Business in College

When your dorm is your office, budgeting your time is your best business asset. read more
Web Links
 
Business Start-up Assistant
The Canada Business Service Centres (CBSCs) are your gateway to government information for business. The CBSCs provide a wide range of information on government services, programs and regulations and are there to answer your questions.

Canada Small Business Discussion
The Canada Small Business discussion forum. Post your questions and interact with other small business owners.

British Columbia

e-BC Connection
...eBC was created in response to the entrepreneurial community’s demand for more and better e-business and e-commerce resources. We offer a unique and comprehensive collection of e-business information services to help BC’s small businesses.

Small Business BC
The Canada / British Columbia Business Services Society (the “Society”) is a non-profit organization that delivers high quality, single window, business information services in Vancouver, Victoria and throughout the Province of BC.

Ontario

Business Enterprise Network
Business Enterprise Network helps youth who wants to be entrepreneurs acquire information on how to access capital and take their businesses to the next level. They equip young aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools they need to succeed.

Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre
The Canada-Ontario Business Service Centre provides information on federal and provincial business-related programs, services and regulations, relating to small business.

Enterprise Toronto
Enterprise Toronto is an innovative public and private sector alliance created to provide one-stop sourcing of services and programs tailored to meet the needs of the Toronto's Entrepreneurs and small businesses.

Ministry of Business and Consumer Services
Registration of sole proprietorships and general partnerships can now be done on-line through the Ministry of Business and Consumer Services website.

Skills For Change
Providing learning and training opportunities for immigrants and refugees so that they can participate in the workplace and wider community.

Social and Enterprise Development Innovations
A non-profit organization that assists people who are struggling economically. They motivate them to aim higher and develop the tools they need to achieve their goals, in partnership with community groups across Canada.

Toronto Library: Small Business
An excellent source of on-line small business information and assistance from the Toronto Public Library.