It's that wonderful time of year again! Kick off small business week with one of these books My Library at LibraryThing Burn the Business Plan: What Great Entrepreneurs Really Do by Carl J Schramm
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It's no secret that business owners need many different skills to succeed: they're responsible for everything from making strategic decisions to making sure the water bill is paid on time. But amid the daily bustle, one important skill is at risk of being overlooked: management.
A new report on Canadian Business Owners from Angus Reid Published Today Check out the Full Report, Detailed Tables and Methodology (PDF). Below is reposted from Angus Reid Public Opinion blog. A third of respondents have worked longer, cut expenses, and experienced increased stress due to the global financial situation.
There’s no getting around the fact that entrepreneurship is hard work. The rewards can be tremendous, but the time and effort that goes into building a company from the ground up is more than most people can handle—by themselves, anyway. To ease the burden of managing a startup, many entrepreneurs go into business with a co-founder. Splitting the responsibility takes some of the load off your back while also providing a second set of opinions and strategies that can steer your company in the right direction. However, co-founding a startup is a tricky endeavour in itself.
Work smarter, not harder! You already know that entrepreneurs are go-getters; on any given day these Jack-of-All-Trades’ job titles could be accountant, customer service rep, therapist, motivational speaker or IT specialist.
Building relationships in business requires trust - and who can be trusted upon more than family? Family businesses are everywhere - about half of all privately owned businesses in Canada are in fact family owned. If you're thinking about working with relations to start a business, here are some top resources to guide you.
Keeping track of your financials can seem daunting when you are starting or growing your small business. Accountants and bookkeepers can be expensive, so for entrepreneurs looking to tackle the job themselves, these online tools can help you get expenses under control.
Meakin Pivoting During the Pandemic Connor Meakin is a UBC Alumnus and the owner of a small business in Vancouver. We are excited to feature Connor as our latest guest blog writer. Guest Post: Pivoting During the Pandemic
Content marketing is using information for marketing purposes. The information can be in any medium, including writing, videos, infographics, photos, slide presentations, podcasts, and many more. It contrasts with explicitly promotional marketing material. Nobody watches a car ad to gain information about road safety, for example. An ad for a car is explicitly promotional and so it’s not content marketing. But a car manufacturer’s blog post that talks about how to drive safely in icy conditions is an example of content marketing.