ACCESS Community Capital Fund

ACCESS-Small Loans Big Ideas

ACCESS Community Capital Fund is a registered charity based in Toronto that provides micro-loans of up to $5,000 for small business and professional development to people living in the GTA with low income, poor credit history or no collateral. MiniMicroLoans up to a maximum of $1,000 Funds used to cover costs for one of the…

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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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International Women’s Day

IWD March 14 Event

On International Women’s Day how better to celebrate than to share our event in support of Women Entrepreneurs. Sarah Taylor of Sarah Taylor’s Journey will share her story and her journey to Miss Plus Size Canada. Thank you to all the women who have smashed through the barriers for us and thank you to those…

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What’s Killing Content Marketing?

A great article on why our blogs and social media posts don’t always convert our clients into action.  Sometimes I wonder if our clients are even checking out our social media feeds – mostly my content is not original or created by us because I feel that the content is already out there.  I see…

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Content Marketing – Part 1

What is a content marketer? A content marketer is one who uses a “strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly-defined audience.” In doing so content marketers are able to create profitable customer action such as buying your product.

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5 Steps to Seriously Improve Your Networking Skills

We are deep into the dog days of summer.  Out of office notifications, charity golf tournaments, and outdoor festivals dominate the small business market.  This means that you need to capitalize on any opportunities available.  How do you do that?  Simple.  The following article, courtesy of the always resourceful www.entrepreneur.com, has a great read about…

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What the Color of Your Logo Says About Your Company

The saying goes “a picture is worth a thousand words”; what does your logo say about your business? It takes not only a talented designer to create an image, but a savvy marketer to ensure your logo makes sense for your business. This article and awesome infographic will help you determine one of the most…

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10 Red Flags that will get you Audited

Susan Ward from Small Business Info has an informative article on the 10 Red Flags  that will get the attention of CRA.  These are great tips for entrepreneurs and business owners to follow.  It is so important to not get flagged by the CRA. If you follow these practises you can have peace of mind…

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Easier Than Ever to Start Your Own Business

Excellent article on the state of entrepreneurship and for young entrepreneurs from the Financial Post article today.. Today with the advance in technology it really is easy and fairly cheap to start your own business from anywhere.  BACD deals with many clients who run their businesses from their homes and meet clients at their local…

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How To Come Up With 50 Content Ideas in 30 Minutes or Less

I saw this great post by Kim Garst of Boom Social and I don’t know about you but finding content that is good and shareable for our business and for our clients is often a big challenge.  I loved how easy and step by step her suggestions were.  Today we cannot avoid social media – if…

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