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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

Don't Sink Before You Can Swim: Crucial Steps for Startups to Stay in the Black

Entrepreneurs must rely on fact-based decision-making to ensure their companies have the best chances of succeeding in competitive markets. read more

3 Split Tests to Improve Your Direct Mail Results

If you want to increase your response rate, make sure you are ALWAYS testing something new. read more

6 Security Measures Every Startup Should Take in 2017

Hackers are busy at work, and every business is at risk. Even yours. read more

4 Reasons Personal Branding Can't Be Overlooked in 2017

Personal branding is an active endeavor. It won't take care of itself. read more

What Comic Book Villains Can Teach Us About Investment Mistakes

Learn what not to do from the Joker, Red Skull and more. read more

Lessons from NFL Star Charles 'Peanut' Tillman

You can start your own business and still make the work about others. read more

2-Minute Tax Tip: What's an Educational IRA?

Mark J. Kohler breaks down five benefits of the flexible Educational IRA. read more

It's a Cold World for Cold Callers

Cold calling is never easy but most who try it make it needlessly difficult. read more

'The Never Settle Show' Is About to Takeover Facebook

Mario Armstrong is bringing his new talk show live to your Facebook feed. Get ready to get inspired! 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.