Business Growth

Scaling your business is not about you

A recent interesting article from our ONE Network partner, MaRs speaks about the process of scaling your business and the approach founders take to growthing their business. Growth marketing isn’t magic, however, it requires the right  mindset.  As Einstein’s famous quote says: If you want the same results, keep doing what you have always done. …

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Ontario’s 2017 Fall Economic Statement

The BACD would like to share this information on behalf of the  Ministry of Finance On November 13th, 2017 the Hon. Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, delivered Ontario’s 2017 Fall Economic Statement, unveiling new measures our government is taking to help small businesses lower costs, create opportunities and modernize their relationship with government. These initiatives represent a…

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New Goodies from a recently attended Conference

Image with a finger pointing to the words Be the Star

I recently attended the ASBDC Conference (American Small Business Development Centres) in Nashville Tennessee.  It was 4 full days of workshops and keynotes from 8am – 6pm!  We came back with so much information and many new connections. One day was meeting with the Sister Centres of North America’s Network – Canada, The Caribbean, South…

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Marketing is more than you think!

Marketing Resources BACD

Original Article Courtesy of Donald Cooper So what is marketing? Customer Research Competitor Research Product Design Quality Availability of your products/services Packaging Presentation of products/services Signage Digital footprint Promotional Materials Your clothing Your tone of voice Your behaviour Your social media content Response time Language used with customers Sales Invoicing Pricing Our policies Our guarantee…

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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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Google My Business – Free Online Google Listing

Google MY Business

You have your business up and running. Now you want to ensure potential clients and customers can find your business online. Sure, you’ve set up your Facebook and website (or maybe not – but might want to think about it!), but does your business show up on Google Maps when you search for it? If…

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New Program – Starter Company Plus!

Starter Company Plus

New Program from the BACD! We have launched a new program, Starter Company Plus designed to provide budding entrepreneurs and existing business owners with experiential business training, skills development, mentoring and a chance to win $5000 in seed capital to help them start, grow or buy a small business. The program is for those 18…

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7 Different Ways to Grow and Develop your Business

“If you don’t get big, you are toast!” Ken Morse, Professor MIT. This article talks to the options of growing your business, most of us hope our business will at least develop if not grow.  It discusses what Growth Scenarios you can consider and decide to make the Right Decisions and to Take Action on…

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Close More Deals By Doing This

Jill Konrath is one of the sales gurus I love to read about.  Her advice is practical, no nonsense and gets right to the point.  One of the topics I often talk about is “Following Up”.   So much potential business is left on the table because we don’t follow up.  If you looked at…

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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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Success Story – Everybuddies Fitness

Everybuddies Fitness - Fun & Friendly Training

Every Buddies Fitness – with Owner/Founder Stacey Chappell Every Buddies Fitness is the “anti gym” of fitness and offers a fun and friendly approach to fitness. We offer one-on-one Personal Training, Bring your Buds Partner Training, and Outdoor Bootcamp classes suitable to all fitness levels. I was inspired to start Every Buddies Fitness after working at a commercial gym for 7 years. I saw…

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Meridian Business Banking. Welcome to Different

We are proud to have Meridian as our Executive Sponsor. We have many happy clients working with Meridian for their business banking and financial requirements as they start up and grow. I’d like you to consider their offering. It’s very important for you, the business owner to have a relationship with your financial institution and…

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