In 2016, the World Bank listed Canada as the 2nd best place to start a business in the world. It may also interest you to know that the World Bank based their analysis on 88 factors across 10 categories. Meaning, Canada was placed above the OECD average for the majority of the categories.
Canada is a great place to start and grow your business.
Now the question is, are you are planning on starting a general partnership business in Ontario? If you are, then you’re in the right place. Keep reading to find out all the details concerning this business structure.
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) has changed the way we think about enterprise software companies. Not only that, but cloud technology has made your dream of starting a software company even more attainable.
That’s because SaaS programs offer businesses greater agility, a better platform for continuous delivery of high-quality software releases. This is great for software startups and their clients.
With SaaS taking the business world by storm there’s never been a better time to think about starting a software company.
With these startup ideas for kickstarting a modern software enterprise, you’ll be in the software business in no time.
Did you know that business in Ontario is so viable, that the GDP as a sub-national jurisdiction is worth $629 billion, which is larger than Sweden's or Switzerland's? Also, Ontario offers the opportunity to grow in a stable economy which helps business thrive. This...
Many startups need funding for prototypes, paying the first employees, and acquiring inventory. Let's face it; funding a startup is not always easy. In fact, it can be frustrating or seem impossible at first. But that should never stop you from taking a leap. There...
Is it time to hire new employees? If so, then you might be wondering how to find the best candidate among hundreds of resumes. You need someone who is qualified and will be a good fit for the company.
Lucky for you, we want to share our tips for hiring the best candidates. Read on to get started.
In the past few years, social media has taken over many aspects of our lives.
It’s nearly impossible to get away from platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and all the others. Many people are spending hours scrolling, responding, commenting, and constructing the perfect posts for other people to enjoy.
One of the obvious answers to growing a business is networking on social media. There is a world of possibilities, and customers are always craving the newest possibility for you to present to them.
If you want to know how to continue in building a business empire, make sure to keep on reading. Below are 5 reasons why using social media for networking is key to your success.
You have a great business idea, but a lack of funds to get it jump-started. Unless you have golden credit or success in opening and managing other businesses, getting a traditional loan could be a challenge. This is why a lot of people are turning to crowdfunding....
Are you a business owner who wants to keep their workers happy?
One way to do this is to ensure that your office isn’t full of negative energy. Negative energy can come from people or the environment they work in.
You need to make sure you’re doing all you can as the business owner to give your employees a healthy and high-functioning place to work.
This article will teach you 5 ways to keep negative energy away from your office.
Planning to launch a new business? Hiring the right freelance talent might just be the right choice to cut back expenses, grab key talent and optimize performance.
Read on to find out why hiring a freelancer is probably one of the best business choices you’ll make as a startup entrepreneur!
Crowdfunding is a modern means of financing any project from tech to apparel design and everything in between.
That said, not everyone knows that there are several different types of crowdfunding sites. Some function more like traditional loans or VC investments. Others rely on donations made in exchange for a product at the close of the campaign.
When you’re trying to scrape up every penny you can to get your business off the ground, it’s well worth exploring all your options.
We’ve put together a list of our top seven crowdfunding sites–each offering a different approach to raising money for startups.
Are you a parent that wants to start a business working from home?
Luckily, there are multiple entrepreneurial ventures you can undertake. Stop dreaming about your own business your at home with the kids and join the work-at-home parents’ revolution!
Here are 9 awesome business ideas for fathers and mothers working from home.
Being able to set your own hours, do what you’re passionate about, and use your skills to make a life for yourself has pushed millions of people into starting their own business. But while starting a business can be thrilling, it also comes with roadblocks.
There are a few stumbling blocks most business owners are likely to run into when starting their business. Below are eight of the most common challenges first-time business owners face and some ideas on how to manage them.
Maybe you've taken inspiration from the likes of Mandy Rennehan, CEO of FreshCo, and other powerful Canadian business women and now you want to start a business and be your own boss. There's just one major obstacle in your way: Money. So how can you get your dream off...
Getting a new business started and running successfully isn't something that happens overnight. There's registration to deal with, bills that need to be payed, employees to hire, marketing to set up. We could go on and on, but you get the idea. Starting a business is...
Startups - typically small, high growth businesses - are vital to the Canadian economy. According to the latest government statistics, 97.9 percent of businesses in the country are small businesses. Collectively, they employ over 8.2 million people, or about 70.5...
A shocking 80% of new businesses fail within the first year and a half.
The reasons are numerous, including misunderstanding your customers, leadership breakdown, and a bad budget.
When it comes to small business funding, a proper budget is necessary, but all the information available on the internet can be overwhelming and difficult to digest.
If you’re looking for an easy-to-understand guide on how to budget your small business, then look no further.
Keep reading to discover 8 things to consider when creating and maintaining your company’s budget.
Finding the right people is critical to the success of your startup. Consider the fact that most investors, when considering giving you funding, will ask lots of questions about the team you’ve assembled. To them, your idea is just as important as the people you’ve brought in to help make that idea become a business.
However, once you establish your core, you’ll need to keep looking for quality people who are committed to your company and its mission so that you can continue to grow. But this is not only difficult—finding the right people is hard—but it can also become really expensive, really quickly.
One good way to help you bring in quality employees for less is to embrace remote work. This means using freelancers, or it could also mean using remote employees such as virtual assistants. Going this route can offer a lot to your startup, helping you consolidate resources and focus all your energy on growth.
Here are some reasons why remote workers are perfect for startups…
Do you know what to do if you come across an angel investor?
Many startups dream of having this kind of investment opportunity. However, some entrepreneurs don’t prepare for the day to actually come. If you find yourself with an angel investment opportunity, it’s important to know how to take full advantage of it.
That means knowing how to negotiate and start drafting an angel investor agreement. If you find an angel investor across the desk from you, you’ll be prepared to take the next steps. Sometimes, this can make all the difference on whether or not they’ll follow through with the investment.
Ready to learn what you need to know about an angel investor agreement? Keep reading!