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Business, Franchise & Investment EXPO & Conference
The Business Exchange is hosting the Business, Franchise & Investment EXPO & Conference on Saturday, April 28 2012, 11:00a.m. – Sun, Apr 29 2012, 11:00a.m. at the Queen Elizabeth Building, Exhibition Place in Toronto.
For those entrepreneurs considering taking on proven business models via franchising, this would be a good opportunity to do so.
Franchise EXPO Info & Tickets
Toronto Small Business Workshop Series
Debbi Arnold of D.A. Consulting is presenting Small Business Workshops at the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina Ave, at Bloor). The next two are:
Time Management: November 4, 2011. 10:30am-12:30pm. Learning effective time management skills to set yourself up for success
Marketing 101: November 11, 2011. 9:15am-12pm. Learn marketing fundamentals to build a successful business.
Each seminar is $40. Register online via Paypal at http://www.daconsult.ca/
Resource for Ontario Small Business
The Ontario government has a resource site for small business owners, covering registration, starting up, possible venues for grants and loans and more. Here’s the link:
Ontario Small Business
For getting found on the Internet once your small business is set up, visit TorontoSmallBusiness.com
GhettoBurger in Atlanta
This article criss-crossed over so many spaces for me – food (Hamburgers), real estate (restaurant location), entrepreneurs
Enjoy the article, b
Proud to be a Toronto Small Business Owner
TD Small Business Happiness Index reveals benefits of business ownership
TORONTO, July 26 /CNW/ – Ninety-eight per cent of Toronto business owners say owning their own business gives them a sense of pride and accomplishment. With this in mind, it’s not surprising that they are a happy group:
- Two-thirds would describe themselves as ‘very happy’
- 87% say they are happier owning and running their own business.
These are findings from the TD Small Business Happiness Index, which examined the attitudes and behaviours of North American small business owners in a dozen urban centres.
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Sales Spider gets Good Press for Small Business Networking
Sales Spider, the entrepreneur network for small business, home business and business opportunity, just got a big write-up in the Toronto Globe and Mail. The founder Russell Rothstein shares how he looked at other social networking sites to create a business networking site.
Read Article Here
Sales Spider Website
Reviews on Books for Small Business
Harvey Schachter at the Globe and Mail reviews two new small business books:
The Most Successful Small Business In The World By Michael Gerber. Gerber argues that owners need to work on their business, making it bigger by adding more and more people who could handle the work inside the business. They need to develop systems that can replicate – indeed, replace – the work they do, ushering the enterprise to a higher level. He presents 10 principles to make your small business shine big and bright.
For your convenience – Amazon Book Link: The Most Successful Small Business in the World
Built To Sell By John Warrillow. Warrilow focuses on how to turn your business into one you can sell.
For your convenience – Amazon Book Link: Built to Sell
To read the rest of the G&M article, click here
INNOVATION CAMP 2010
Organized by Enterprise Toronto, Innovation Camp 2010 offers entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to immerse themselves in practical new ideas.
Recognized innovators and business owners will share their stories in panel discussions, breakout seminars, facilitated networking and an informative trade show.
click here to register
Small businesses eye St. Patrick’s Day gold
from Reuters/National Post
CHICAGO – U.S. retailers, including some aggressive small business owners, are banking on a boffo St. Patrick’s Day to shake off the February blahs.
“St. Patrick’s Day is almost as big as Christmas is for us,” said Kristin Olsen, owner of the Celtic Attic, a primarily online seller of assorted Irish memorabilia that includes Claddagh pendants, key chains, shamrock wall hangings and Irish music.
rest of article
FP: Efforts pay off in tax savings
From the Financial Post
The primary focus of young entrepreneurs launching a business tends to be accorded to marketing and sales. Unfortunately, the mundane tasks of accounting and tracking financials to ascertain the business’s viability and ensure an accurate tax filing often goes by the wayside.
Accounting professionals witness countless businesses that are otherwise viable, fail due to poor financial record-keeping. They say it is critical young entrepreneurs maintain good accounting to optimize both a favourable tax return, as well as to ensure day-to-day operations of a fledgling business are able to persevere.