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First Steps to Starting Your Own Business

So you’d like to be an entrepreneur, huh?  There are lots of things to think about before you learn how to start a startup, and the very first is…how do you find a problem to solve? If you look at businesses that failed, you’ll find that they really never addressed a problem that people cared […]

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Online Courses to Get Your Startup up and Running

Online Courses to Get Your Startup up and Running

In our current environment, with the job market turned upside down, it may be the perfect time to give another thought to that startup idea you’ve been playing around with.  One of the things about launching a startup and being an entrepreneur, though, is that there are right ways and wrong ways of getting started […]

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Top 10 Tips and Advice for Starting a Business

When you’re thinking about starting a business, you can avoid a lot of issues by taking business startup advice and startup tips from someone who has already been in your shoes. While every startup is unique, there are some concepts that are pretty universal. Below are 9 business tips to get you off on the […]

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10 Characteristics Of A Successful Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurs come in all shapes and sizes. They are young and old; outgoing and shy; number crunchers and wordsmiths.  While they may differ in loads of important ways, successful entrepreneurs share many important characteristics and take the same entrepreneurship steps to success. Are you looking to become an entrepreneur? Have a look at the list […]

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Entrepreneurship; The Key To Economic Recovery Post COVID-19

Small businesses and new entrepreneurs are the lifeblood of communities, yet they are under threat by the current COVID-19 pandemic. Supporting entrepreneurs is critical to economic recovery in cities throughout North America. A recent report by Heartland Forward titled, Young Firms and Regional Economic Growth underscored the positive impact that entrepreneurship plays in communities, particularly […]

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The Complete Step-by-Step Guide to Starting a Business

  The world has changed over the past few months and for many people, their work situation has changed too. Maybe now is the time to take another hard look at finally making your dream of starting a business become a reality. Entrepreneurship isn’t easy, but it can be rewarding, exciting and lucrative if you […]

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How To Build a Brand for Your Startup

The thought of building a brand for a new startup can sometimes be daunting for those who think they are not especially creative. But truthfully – this is the fun part! The key to building a recognizable brand is: message consistency. The following 3 questions form the base for building a brand and establishing a […]

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4 Common Startup Pitfalls

Building a startup is difficult and launching one is even HARDER! Many new entrepreneurs have very little business background. Learn from those who have been there, done that. Here are 4 common pitfalls that new startups face: PUTTING ALL YOUR RESOURCES INTO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT Product development is just one aspect of a new business that […]

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Dealing with Rejection when STARTING A STARTUP

When starting a startup, rejection is inevitable. That’s why all successful entrepreneurs require a high adversity quotient. The concept of Adversity Quotient was first coined by Paul Stoltz in 1997 in his book Adversity Quotient: Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities. An adversity quotient (AQ) is a score that measures the ability of a person to deal with […]

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The secret to finding a good business idea

The thought of starting a business is frightening for many people because of the risk of failure. 42% of respondents in a Fortune magazine survey state, “lack of market need is the number one reason startups fail.” New entrepreneurs must validate their idea with a defined market. Not every idea is a good one. A […]

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