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Getting Ready: How to Prepare Incorporation Documents in Ontario

Getting Ready: How to Prepare Incorporation Documents in Ontario

Around 95,000 new businesses appear on the Canadian landscape every year. Many of these are in Ontario. When you start a business in Ontario, you have a few choices to make. One of these is about the business structure. You can decide to operate as a Corporation, Sole...

Ontario vs. Federal Corporation: Understanding the Differences

Ontario vs. Federal Corporation: Understanding the Differences

Are you looking to start a corporation in Canada? That's great news. Do you know where to start?  Well, if you don't, keep reading. The first step is to determine whether you want to incorporate federally or provincially in Ontario. Well, what's the difference? In...

Canadian Business Owners, Take Note: All About Federal HST in Ontario

Canadian Business Owners, Take Note: All About Federal HST in Ontario

Every year, the Government of Canada collects almost 12 percent of its revenue in the form of GST. The Goods and Services Tax replaced a hidden manufacturers’ tax in the 1980s. The provinces also levy their own provincial sales tax, except Alberta. In 2010, Ontario...

Sole Proprietorship 101: What it Is and How it Works

Sole Proprietorship 101: What it Is and How it Works

If you plan on forming a business in Ontario, or any other part of Canada, there are several forms of business ownership you can choose from. One that might be especially appealing to a small business owner is a sole proprietorship. This is the easiest type of...

7 Advantages of Small Business Incorporation

7 Advantages of Small Business Incorporation

Owning a small business comes with a lot of perks, from the ability to make your own schedule to enjoying full control of the operations. Unfortunately, that also means shouldering much of the risk. As a sole proprietorship, your personal assets are on the line. ...

8 Essential Qualities Your Virtual Personal Assistant Must Have

8 Essential Qualities Your Virtual Personal Assistant Must Have

When you own your own business in Ontario, one of the cons is that you're constantly being pulled in different directions. The ability to delegate comes with practice, but if you map out tasks that can be handled by other people and tasks that need your direct focus,...

10 Powerful Reasons to Partner With a Social Media Influencer

10 Powerful Reasons to Partner With a Social Media Influencer

Did you know that more than two-thirds of all retailers in North America are using influencer marketing? If that doesn't convince you that the influencer market is booming, studies show that 34 percent of all users who use Instagram daily have purchased something...

Why Scaling Your Business Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

Why Scaling Your Business Doesn’t Have to be Expensive

Regardless where your business is in terms of growth or expansion, being able to scale affordably without disruptions is almost always a high-priority goal. A common misconception is that scaling a business requires big expenses on capital equipment, labor, and...

How A Video Wall System Can Help Boost Your Business

How A Video Wall System Can Help Boost Your Business

A video wall is made up of a number of screens, each acting as tiles, that are used to project large images onto a background. Video walls are used in a number of capacities, from advertising and instruction to the obvious application of using them to project films as...

9 Reasons Why Most Businesses Fail In the First Year

9 Reasons Why Most Businesses Fail In the First Year

Unfortunately, around 50% of new businesses fail. Luckily enough, we are able to learn from the mistakes of others in order to not follow in their footsteps by studying what went wrong. Learning from these mistakes can increase your chances of being a successful new...

How to Create a Winning Startup Culture

How to Create a Winning Startup Culture

Do you want your new business to be a place that people are proud to work? Do you want your employees to enjoy coming to work every day because they feel like valued members of the company? You should want this and more. Creating a positive startup culture is...

12 Benefits of Team Building That You Can’t Deny

12 Benefits of Team Building That You Can’t Deny

Did you know the benefits of team building fold over into your company and reap many rewards that are unseen? Team building exercises can improve the effectiveness of the company! If you organize a team-building exercise, you will give your workers a chance to come...

5 Tips on the Importance of Branding

5 Tips on the Importance of Branding

There's nothing more helpful or more detrimental to a company or person than their brand The importance of branding goes far beyond the look or logo. It's not about packaging or other business materials. Whether you're just starting out or have been in business for...

12 Small Business Marketing Ideas for Your Startup to Succeed

12 Small Business Marketing Ideas for Your Startup to Succeed

Marketing is a huge factor in the success of any business. The strategy you put in place and how that plan is executed can be the difference between major success and heartbreaking failure. There is no shortage of small business marketing ideas available to you. But...

The Top 10 Benefits of Digital Marketing for Your New Business

The Top 10 Benefits of Digital Marketing for Your New Business

After years of hard work and dedication, you've finally secured the funding for your great business idea. Now all that's left is to open your business and wait for the public to flock to your company. Except that's not how things work in today's market at all. If...

How to Protect Your Idea Before You Start a Business

How to Protect Your Idea Before You Start a Business

So you have an idea for a great new business venture? Congratulations! With a lot of hard work, you're looking at a bright and profitable future. Keep in mind that you're in a delicate stage, though. Countless businesses are doomed before they even start simply...

10 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work for a New Business

10 Ways to Increase Productivity at Work for a New Business

Productivity is vital for success in every company. But, it can be the difference between success or failure for a new startup. We all know lots of things can distract you from completing your daily goals. The trick is to be productive despite interference from...

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