Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Your Small Business Needs a Website – Use JobDeals!

Whether you’re a plumber, a painter, a pet-sitter or a party planner, you need a website to advertise your services on. According to a recent study, 71% of small business owners agree with this, but still don’t find time to … Continue reading

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Should You Hire a Helper for Your Small Business?

The Canadian government has just set up its budget for 2011, and there’s some big news that can help small business owners: there’s a new employment insurance hiring tax credit that will allow small businesses to hire on one new … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Earth Bound Web Solutions

“We are committed to our clients, providing them with a clear understanding of the value of an error free internet presence.” Mike and Tracey Stevens are a dynamic design duo! Together, they launched Earth Bound Web Solutions in the year … Continue reading

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Youth Self-Employment On the Rise in Canada

The Montreal Gazette is reporting on a study that shows that in addition to the general labour market improving, Canadian young adults are increasingly turning to self-employment rather than the old part-time job standbys (movie theatres and mall food courts). … Continue reading

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Should You Join a Union? (Yes, You Can!)

With the teachers’ union labour dispute still ongoing in Wisconson, U.S., unions are probably the last thing on a self-employed entrepreneur’s mind. After all, why would you need someone to represent you to your bosses? You are your boss! But … Continue reading

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Locking the Job: Tip #3 – Dress for Success

“Dress for success” is an old cliché, but it’s only tired because it’s true. How you look is, for better or worse, the key element to a first impression. While it’s possible to get past a bad first impression, your … Continue reading

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Canada’s Small-Biz Fund Takes a Hit

Canada offers a great program to small-business owners and entrepreneurs to help them get started: the Canada Small Business Financing program (CSBF), which encourages banks to make loans to small businesses by basically using the government as a co-signer. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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U.S. Celebrates National Entrepreneur Week

Did you know that in America, this week is actually being celebrated as National Entrepreneur Week? The Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education celebrates the week from February 19 to 26 this year, and the celebrations include an honor roll. Entrepreneurs can … Continue reading

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Entrepreneur Spotlight: Personal Trainer Graham Carpio

“We don’t do cardio because it’s simply boring and it sucks.” – Graham Carpio Some people want to train for a marathon. Some want to lose ten or twenty pounds. Some just want to make sure they’re still alive and … Continue reading

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Study: 40% of Youth will Start Own Business Ventures

Last week we talked about being entrepreneurs and how we came to start our own businesses. But a lot of us tend to think of small business owners as people who have already spent time in the work force, who … Continue reading

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