Category Archives: Startup Resources

See You at Small Business Forum

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Metro Toronto Convention Centre (South Building) – Free Admission I’m so excited to be participating in this event during Small Business Month. I hope you’ll drop by to visit me at our Newcomer Startup booth. Enterprise Toronto’s Small Business Forum is a must-attend event for entrepreneurs, from start-ups to established…

Small Business Show Promises Big Benefits

I’m very excited to attend this upcoming conference. And you should be too! If you’re starting or running a small business, October 21st promises to be day filled with exceptional opportunities for learning and inspiration from some truly amazing small business thought leaders. Held at the convenient Metro Toronto Convention Centre, here’s the impressive lineup of speakers:…

Join me at The National Job Fair & Training Expo

Along with this fabulous lineup of super speakers, I’ll be delivering free startup seminars over two days BY ROGER PIERCE Twice a year, we are thrilled to be partnered with The National Job Fair & Training Expo (www.thenationaljobfair.com), sponsored by The Toronto Sun. It’s held on April 3 and 4, 2013 at the Metro Toronto…

Entrepreneurs’ End of the World Task List

Use these tips to get the most out of your last days As a devoted entrepreneur, you will naturally spend your last few hours on earth working on your small business. You made a commitment. Get your last days organized with this proposed task list. File your taxes early Your new business year-end date coincides…

Happy Small Business Week

Get out there and enjoy your time to shine I’m feeling a lot of energy this week. There’s definitely some electricity in the air. I think it’s all those entrepreneurs celebrating their special week in the spotlight. Across Canada, you’ll find hundreds of events designed to both support and celebrate small business owners. And for…

Come and see me at the show

Free startup consultations, free seminars & expert advice at The National Job Fair It’s October and time to celebrate entrepreneurs. Considered by many to be Small Business Month, you’ll find plenty of events and activities designed to help and celebrate Canadian business owners like you. I’ll be celebrating small business month at The National Job…

Check your credit rating

Canada’s tight credit granting system is one of the reasons we’ve avoided the economic chaos currently suffered by other nations. We don’t lend money to people who can’t afford to pay it back. This week I was helping an entrepreneur to prepare an application for financing. When I called the lender, she suggested the entrepreneur…

5 Free Startup Tools

I’m awestruck by the quality and quantity of free tools available online to small business owners. You’ll find tools to help you manage your customer database, write a business plan, create an invoice, or make a long distance call. Why are these tools free? Some tools are offered by corporations that want your business. Some…

Free startup money

In Canada you’ll find thousands of programs ready to give you money for whatever type of business you want to start. There’s money to publish a book, buy farm equipment or teach science to kids. There’s money to pay your hydro bill, export your product, hire employees or register a patent. There’s also specific support…

Finding free business advice

Your new business will surely succeed if you seek input from different advisors. Fortunately, Canada offers plenty of opportunities to access highly-qualified professional business consultants – for free. Here are two of my favourite resources for free advice. Enterprise Centres Here’s some good news: You’ve already paid the government to help you to launch a…