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
including: writing business plans, sources for finding business plans, rationale for business planning, approaches to business development (e.g., business modelling)
It's a great time to consider a cooperative model for your business! The United Nations has declared 2012 the International Year of Co-operatives. What's a co-operative?
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As alumni, UBC graduates have access to a rich source of business information by getting and registering their UBC Alumni A-card, which grants them access to Business Source Alumni Edition. If you are thinking of starting your own business and have obtained a degree from a UBC campus, consider the following to help you with your business research. Below we have highlighted some of the best ways to use the A-Card to access business research for recent (and not-so-recent) UBC graduates.
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.
Aspiring small business owners and entrepreneurs often have a long list of questions about taking their ventures from idea to implementation, ranging from How do I write an appropriate business plan? to How can I secure funding for my website or storefront? Answering these requires time, space, and a dedicated environment in which to work and learn.
Ever wondered about testing your business idea at a summer night market?
With Family Day just around the corner, it’s time to talk “The Talk” with your kin. That’s right: we’re talking about family succession planning. Business owners want to see their businesses grow and succeed into the future. Yet, according to PwC Canada, only 18% of Canadian family businesses have a comprehensive succession plan.
Vancouver is establishing itself as a prime location for technology start-ups in Canada; this emergence will provide benefits to the technology sector. Tech businesses need to get these five things right to establish themselves and grow. The five key components to successfully starting a high-tech small business are listed below, along with additional resources for further reading.
We often come across the terms such as Millennial, Gen X, Baby Boomers, Gen Y and Gen Z in the news, read about future trends or hear business leaders talk about their future customer base. What do these age groups really mean?