Posts Tagged ‘entrepreneur’
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/
Free Business Assessment Tool for Small Business
Bruce Hunter, CEO of Lighthouse 360 reports that 93% of business owners have no plan on how to increase the value of their business. Much of this stems from the entrepreneur ”working in the business” rather than “working on the business”.
Bruce has a useful tool on his website – a free business assessment tool that can get a small business owner started down the path of thinking more strategically around the growth and how to manage it.
Sixteen Ontario Businesses to work with Seneca College
Through an investment from the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, sixteen small- and medium-sized businesses will work with Seneca College to develop new technologies, conduct research and bring business and technology ideas to market.
It’s an interesting list of companies focused on plastics, personal mobility, health, security and many more.
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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.
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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
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Canada targets small business financing needs
Reuters – The Business Development Bank of Canada will make $500-million available to small and medium-sized businesses over three years to buy equipment get on-board with the recovery of the economy.
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.
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The Top 5 Spaces for Working Remotely in Toronto
Here’s a creative blog post by Erin Bury on blogTO addressing the need of many entrepreneurs and small business owners who go shack-wacky if they stay in their home office a bit too long:
Erin’s blog post