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Overcoming Your Fears to Achieve Success

By Michelle Collins | November 17th, 2014

Fear. From butterflies in the stomach to a complete emotional shut-down, fear is one of the most powerful inhibitors in business. There is probably something in your business that makes you afraid.

Look Big - Even if You Are Small

By Terry Van Horne | November 7th, 2014

How to Make Your Startup or Small Home Office Business Be Perceived as Bigger and Save You Money Doing it!

Text Marketing and Canada's Anti-Spam Law (CASL)

By Paul Crane | October 15th, 2014

By now, most of us are familiar with the challenges involved with ensuring our email databases are CASL compliant, but how does the law apply to text messaging?

Inkjets vs Lasers: Is a Shift Coming to Business Printing?

By Kristopher Morrison | October 14th, 2014

Recently, Epson and HP have released lines of inkjet printers using new technology designed to see inkjet printers rival the text quality of laser printers. We decided to put these claims to the test and paired off the new Epson WorkForce Pro WF-4630 with the HP Officejet Pro 8620.

Selling Your Business? Here are 4 Things You Need To Do To Get Top Dollar

By Mark Wardell | October 7th, 2014

Before you sell your business, you’ll want to do everything in your power to position your enterprise as the most valuable investment possible.

What is Your Dominant Thinking Style?

By Julie King | September 24th, 2014

Thinking styles are literally a reflection of how a person processes information. Understanding the impact this has on that person's thought process can greatly improve internal communications, customer development and customer relations.

The Benefits of a Holding Company and Operating Company Structure

By Jonathan MacKenzie | September 22nd, 2014

Many business owners are aware of the numerous benefits to running your business through a corporation. What they might not be aware of are the advantages of structuring their business holdings into an “operating company” (an OpCo) and a  holding company  (a HoldCo).

Questions to Ask when Considering Hosted VOIP for Business

By Claudio Nespeca | September 17th, 2014

When considering a hosted VOIP provider, it's important to be aware of all the variables that could determine the quality or efficiency of the service that best suits the needs of the business.

Your Cheat Sheet to Hiring the Perfect Intern

By Mark Wardell | September 8th, 2014

On the one hand, you’ve got a ton of projects underway, on the other, you haven’t quite reached the revenue stream to justify hiring additional staff. The solution? An ambitious, capable intern.

What Does A CASL Compliant Email Look Like?

By Kristopher Morrison | July 3rd, 2014

The day has come. Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation is now active and how businesses can communicate with clients has changed. But in what way have those communications changed? What does a CASL compliant email or text message look like?

CASL: Penalties, Timelines and Opting-Out

By Kristopher Morrison | June 5th, 2014

There has been some confusion over how penalties will work when CASL takes effect. In addition to government enforcement, the law allows for private civil action as well.

CASL: What is Canadas Anti-Spam Legislation?

By Kristopher Morrison | June 2nd, 2014

Make no mistake, this legislation will affect almost all Canadian businesses. In a series of articles, we will be breaking down what CASL is, what kinds of penalities you could face, and how to best protect your business and comply with the legislation.

Business Planning Revisited: Getting Lean Getting it Right

By Julie King | May 26th, 2014

Entrepreneurs and business owners need an approach that offers greater agility, so they can get to market faster and stay ahead of the competition. It's time to rethink the business plan.

5 TED Talks Franchise Owners Need To Watch

By Kyle McKay | April 16th, 2014

TED Talks is a nonprofit organization that is devoted to spreading new, interesting, inspiring, and sometimes entertaining ideas in short powerful talks. Take a look below at five TED Talks that every franchise owner should watch.

How to Use LinkedIn as an Essential CRM

By Mark Wardell | April 9th, 2014

LinkedIn has been around for over a decade, but if you’re still thinking about (and using) LinkedIn as a glorified business card, then you’re missing out on the many other effective ways this social networking tool can be used as a CRM (customer relationship management) to help grow your business.

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An Online Marketing Primer

If you are in business, there is probably something that you could and should be doing online, either to complement your existing marketing, or to open up whole new untapped markets. This primer will help you understand how to get started.

Privacy Checklist: Are You Ready?

The federal government is poised to implement new privacy laws in the New Year. Is your business ready? Read through our checklist to find out.

Asset & Property Financing with the Canada Small Business Financing Program (CSBF)

The CSBF is a government supported leasing and loan program that could help your business.

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