Off the Ground Blog

Five Quick Tips For High-Tech Small Business »

May 17, 2016

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.

Tags: Business Planning

Eight Green Business Ideas »

Apr 1, 2016

The world is clamouring for products and services that protect the environment. A recent Nielsen survey found that 42% of North American consumers are willing to pay more for green products and services.

Tags: Green business

As Loonie Sinks Export Becomes Attractive to Small Businesses »

Feb 15, 2016

The loonie’s value has hit a decade low and while this is generally bad news for the Canadian economy, it can create business opportunities abroad. Canadian companies can now generate a profit on products and services sold at a discount on the US and international markets.

Tags: Exporting

10 Exciting Business Developments in 2016 »

Jan 22, 2016

It is a new year and everyone likes to predict what will come in 2016. We decided to review these predictions and share strategies you may want to try this year

Tags: Industry Trends

Extracting Insights with Data Visualization Tools (Part 2 of 2) »

Jan 5, 2016

Continuing with our review of data visualization tools, we now introduce you four more tools that aim to satisfy very different user needs.

Datawrapper

Tags: Applications & Software

Extracting Insights with Data Visualization Tools (Part 1 of 2) »

Dec 24, 2015

Data can be hard to manipulate and translate into a user-friendly graphical format. In this blog post series we will review different data visualization tools that will help you unlock the insights hidden in raw data.

Tags: Applications & Software

Introduction to Co-Working Offices »

Nov 16, 2015

A co-work office is a space used by multiple contractors, companies or both. The growth in contractors and entrepreneurs has led to an explosion in co-working office space to support them. These spaces have a number of organization styles to support a wide range of businesses.

Tags: Work Environment

Celebrating YOU! Entrepreneur Profile (Part 2 of 2): Just Greet – Challenges & Lessons  »

Nov 12, 2015

Teja Edara, entrepreneur and UBC MBA student, sits down to talk with us about the foundation of Just Greet in Vancouver, BC.

Tags: Celebrating You 2015 Series, Guest Posts, Small Business Profile

Celebrating YOU! Entrepreneur Profile (Part 1 of 2): Just Greet – Business Idea & Market Research »

Nov 12, 2015

Teja Edara, entrepreneur and UBC MBA student, sits down to talk with us about the foundation of Just Greet in Vancouver, BC. We follow his journey from concept to creation and explore challenges and lessons along the way.

Tags: Celebrating You 2015 Series, Guest Posts, Small Business Profile

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