Entrepreneurship

Loans for entrepreneurs—with mental health issues

Rise Asset Development

Rise Asset Development is a registered Charity that provides low interest small business loans, free training and mentorship to men and women with a history of mental health and addiction challenges. Rise lends money to the following programs:Small Business, Events, Youth Small Business and a Peer Supported Lending Program. They work across Ontario and work…

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Trade Show tips for Entrepreneurs

Trade Show

Thinking about being an exhibitor at a trade show in order to promote your company and its offerings? There are some important things you may need to consider: Preparing your budget. Before signing up to be an exhibitor, consider the pricing and quality of your trade show booth within your budget. Sometimes it can be…

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Unconventional Productivity

Being productive is an essential skill for success. As the author, Leo Babauta, points outs there are three things that humans tend to do when unproductive, such as doing busy work, being distracted by other work, or not focusing on the important work. What if we could unlock the keys to productivity? It would make…

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15 year old starts his own business – Summer Company

Written by Sam Yacob Ever since I was in elementary school I had always wanted to do something cool in my life. I wanted to build companies in the way that Richard Branson, Mark Cuban, and the likes had once done. It was in my grade 9 year when I heard about the summer company…

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Whitby and Ontario Dominates Global Entrepreneurship Week!

Below is a press release from Futurpreneur Canada, the official host of Global Entrepreneurship Week Canada, naming Whitby as the Top Entrepreneurial Hot Spot for last week’s “Do It In Durham” Futurpreneur Canada names Whitby, Ontario Canada’s top entrepreneurial hot spot for hosting the most GEW events per capita  For immediate release Toronto, Ontario, November…

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We're Bring Unsexy Back to Entrepreneurship

I recently read this article that really made me feel good and proud of the businesses that we work with here at the Business Advisory Centre Durham. For so long, the focus has been on Tech, that I could not help to sometimes feel deflated or discouraged for all our clients, working in “unsexy” businesses…

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Link Love!

While browsing over the last few weeks, I came across some really good resources for you to get stuck into!  I was talking yesterday during our Business Basics Operations Workshop and one of the key points of success as the business owner is to focus on your skills and knowledge by working on the business as…

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