The light bulb has gone off, so to speak, and you’re laying the groundwork to make the idea into a reality.
But you’re too young. And you lack professional experience. And you’re not mature enough to handle the responsibility of owning and operating your very own company.
That’s what some might say, anyway, when you tell them you want to form a company.
But don’t let the naysayers (or your own personal doubts) dissuade you from pursuing your dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
In this post, we’ll discuss all the reasons why you should form a company while in your 20s.
You’re excited about reaching customers globally.
You have solid, scaleable operations in place to meet customer needs in the local, regional or national marketplace.
You have people in positions to make connections and develop partnerships worldwide.
It sounds like you’re ready to take your Canada-based business global.
But what do you need to know about going global?
Take inventory of your strengths and evaluate your strategy as we dive into how to take your business global.
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Running a business is difficult when there are multiple responsibilities and needs to be addressed.
Finding and managing funds for a startup is time-consuming. Once you pile on the need for logistical oversight, employee management, marketing, business strategy, and all the small details, it can be overwhelming.
Many people try to simplify the issues by taking on partners. How do partnerships work? These are people who have some ownership in the business and often contribute to the workload.
This is a great way to divide up the major responsibilities of running the business, but it can also present new challenges. Especially when you don’t know the people you’re working with.
If you have wondered how partnerships work, this article is for you. We are covering all the technical and personal aspects of setting up or running a partnership and how to deal with partners you don’t have experience with.
Being creative is more than just thinking outside the box.
Creativity without a roadmap, especially in business, can lead to ideas that can’t be executed or don’t fit with your business goals.
In this article, we’ll break down the mystery of creativity, how you can become more creative, and when you should use ideas or throw them in the trash bin.
Congratulations, you’re a small business owner! You’re now a part of the 1.14 million small business owners in Canada. That’s nearly 98 percent of all businesses in the country.
Owning a business is great, but it’s not always enough financially. This leads to business owners looking for alternative ways to make more money. The internet has opened the door to various income opportunities. And you can take advantage of them no matter what industry you’re in.
If you’re a small business owner and want to increase your income, then here are some ideas you can try online and offline.
Ready to register your own business?
Congratulations! Becoming a business owner is a huge step.
It’s often thought that starting your own business is too hard. Some entrepreneurs get caught in the trap of thinking they don’t have what it takes to make it.
However, if you have a creative mind, a good idea, and enough financial backing to get started with, you do have what it takes to start a viable company.
Still, there’s a lot to do to make your business successful. You’ll need to focus on gaining clients, getting your name out there, and putting your business on social media, for starters.
You shouldn’t have to stress about the basic process of getting your business registered on top of the rest. Instead, use this guide to help you figure out how to register a company.
As of December 2015, there were over 1.1 million employer businesses in Canada.
If you are planning on becoming one of the million businesses in Canada, you may be wondering where you should start.
There are steps you’ll need to take to start an Ontario business. And it won’t cost you a whole lot of cash if you’re not in an ideal financial situation.
If you are not sure where to start, we’re here to help.
Read on to find the steps you’ll need to start your new business venture.
If you’re looking to get your business off the ground and keep it there, a good business credit score is a must.
Similar to a personal credit score, though vastly different in some aspects, a business credit score is essential to protecting your company’s financial assets.
From trade capital to financing approval, a solid score is required for a myriad of business transactions and tells others that you’re financially healthy and trustworthy.
Building your credit score can seem daunting at first. Yet, the good news is that if you’re just getting started, you’re in a great position to put into practice some key steps now, so that in the future, your numbers will be where you want them.
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If you’ve never owned a business before and are thinking of starting one, you’ve probably heard a lot about your “brand,” but do you really know why it’s so important?
There are over 1 million small businesses in Canada, and many new business owners get caught up in their product or service. After all, that’s what really matters, right? Well, it certainly doesn’t hurt, but you also need to place an emphasis on your brand.
Branding your business is certainly an important aspect of achieving business success, and you should know the real reasons why. Once you know why it’s so important, you’ll be able to shape your brand to meet your own goals.
Your brand is more than just the symbol you choose to represent your business–it’s all your marketing and advertising efforts, your communications, what you represent, and the overall experience that you want your business to convey to the public.
Here’s what you need to know.
You’ve decided to take the plunge and become your own boss. Good for you! You already know it won’t be easy, but you’ve wanted this for years and are ready to go.
Now that you’re going to be a small business owner, you need to know about small business management. Chances are you’re already an energetic, highly motivated, well-organized person–so this will be right up your alley.
2017 is in full swing, which means many businesses are scurrying to adapt and adopt the latest business trends of the year. There’s still a ways to go before the year ends, but if you are like many Ontario businesses and want to get on board the trendy bandwagon, now’s the time.
What does the year have in store for us? In short, a lot. This year’s business trends continue a long march towards technology, social media, and the need to adapt to these changes in order to survive.
If you want to learn all about the top 10 business trends for 2017, read on.
Starting a business can be an amazing adventure.
But only if you learn what business mistakes to avoid before you jump in.
Business mistakes can be costly.
They can drain you of your resources, time, energy and your sanity.
So it’s important to know what to avoid before you get started.
Here are the 10 common business mistakes and how to avoid them.
Do you have an employee engagement strategy that includes employee incentives for your business?
If not, then know that employee incentives can lead to:
– Mutual employer and employee reward
– Increased motivation
– Increased company morale
– Increased productivity
– Employee loyalty
This form of employee engagement shows off the emotional commitment that each employee has to the business and its goals.
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When it comes to small businesses, everyone’s got an opinion.
The problem is that a lot of these opinions worm themselves into the world of facts. Before you know it, they’re unbreakable rules.
Well today, we’re going to break them!
Here are nine small business myths you can absolutely forget about, leaving you free to focus on the important stuff.