Blogs Archive (2015)

The Wearable Business

Aug 13, 2015
The Apple Watch and Google Glass are making headlines and wearable technology sales are just skyrocketing.

Don't Stress-Outsource!

Aug 10, 2015
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.

Librarians and Entrepreneurship

Aug 4, 2015
Long gone are the days when libraries were physical spaces to house tangible books, a place where noise is considered a taboo because libraries are a serious place for serious people – not for “hanging out."

Industry Trends: What's the Deal with Pop-Up Shops?

Jul 27, 2015
A “pop-up” is a business that is renting a vacant space, part of a larger store, or is quickly assembled in a public area to sell specialty or novelty items

Industry Overview: Yoga Studios

Jul 16, 2015
Yoga has been practiced for over 5,000 years. There are many variations of yoga, all combining a variety of physical, spiritual, and mental disciplines. Over the last few decades, yoga has become very popular in Western culture, with new studios opening up in all major urban centers.

4 Valuable Business Lessons From 4 Movies

Jul 6, 2015
Thinking of staying indoors and escaping the sizzling summer heat? We’ve got the perfect way for you to maximize your time — a collection of four uplifting movies that will teach you valuable life lessons and help you to become a better entrepreneur.

Happy Customers: 5 Ways to Keep Them Coming Back

Jun 26, 2015
Everyone can remember a time when they had a wonderful customer service experience.

Trendspotting: Getting Ready for the Millennials

Jun 16, 2015
For businesses, it is important to know your target audience to understand their behavior and, to some extent, how they think. SBA has a Customer Analysis: Step-by-Step guide that you can use as your template. For this post we will feature

Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC: 2015 – Apply Now!

Jun 12, 2015
Learning Initiatives for Rural and Northern BC (LIRN BC) is a collaborative approach to building on the capacities of rural, remote and Northern British Columbian communities.