Off the Ground Blog

Is anyone out there listening? Tools to measure your social media impact »

Jul 16, 2012

These days it seems like everyone is on the social media bandwagon, but how can you assess the effectiveness of your social media strategy?   

Tags: Social Media

Help Wanted: How to attract (and keep) quality staff »

Jul 6, 2012

So, you have established your business and it's a roaring success. The only problem is you’re so busy you can’t take a day off to relax! It’s time to hire some help. Although it is exciting, the hiring process can also be daunting, especially if you have never done it before.

Tags: Management & HR

Aboriginal Business Education and Resources: A look at Ch'nook Indigenous Business Education »

Jun 28, 2012

June is Aboriginal History month, a time to recognize and honour the cultures and contributions of Aboriginal people in Canada. The SBA would like to take

Tags: Aboriginal Entrepreneurship, BC Spotlights, Guest Posts, Leadership

Quick Tips to Start Your Industry Research »

Jun 14, 2012

According to a 2010 RBC poll, one-third of Canadians like the idea of starting their own business and one-fifth are actually planning to launch a business in the next five years!

Tags: Doing Research

2012: Hottest Industries for Entrepreneurs »

Jun 6, 2012

Are you eager to start a business, but not sure which industry to tackle? You’re in luck!  Inc. Magazine has just released their annual list of the top industries for start-ups.

Tags: Ideation

Get Your Company in the Spotlight »

May 23, 2012

Tips for Connecting with Traditional Media

Tags: Marketing

Cool Tools: A Few of Our Favorite Marketing Resources »

Apr 7, 2012

What it is: Marketing information in the form of a blog, a news database, and a series of tutorials.

Tags: Marketing