Off the Ground Blog

Private Market Research Firms: Hidden Gems for Free Market Insight »

Jan 27, 2015

Hiring a market research firm to access deep insight into markets is valuable but many times highly costly for young start-ups or small businesses. However, if you know where to look, you can gain access to quality knowledge that top market research companies freely distribute online.

Tags: Doing Research

Image Editing Tools »

Jan 21, 2015

There are a lot of image creation and editing tools available online, many that offer free accounts as well as premium versions. Don’t worry if you’re not a graphic designer—whether you want to make an infographic, edit a photograph, or create visual content for social media, there are tools that can help you do it.

Tags: Applications & Software

Industry Overview: Film Production »

Jan 7, 2015

January not only marks the start of a new year in 2015, but also is the time of year that surrounds us with great new films.

Tags: Doing Research, Industry Trends

Industry Overview: Jewellery Design Business »

Dec 17, 2014

The holidays are upon us which means that many people will be on hunt for one of the most classic holiday gift items: jewellery.

Tags: Doing Research, Industry Trends

Keep Your Family Business Running Strong with These 5 Tips - Video Content Roundup »

Dec 2, 2014

Most entrepreneurs go into a family business expecting there to be challenges. However, they often don’t realize from the outset exactly how tricky things can get.

Tags: Management & HR, Videos

Staying Healthy and Balanced Through the Start-Up Process »

Nov 25, 2014

The start-up process is notorious for consuming your mind and body. With so many decisions needing to be made, there is little time for remembering the other things that also define you – your family, friends and hobbies – and keep you grounded.

Tags: Work-Life Balance

Women's Entrepreneurship Day 2014 »

Nov 18, 2014

November 19th is the inaugural celebration of Women’s Entrepreneurship Day!

Tags: Events

SBA Infographic Update 2014 »

Nov 14, 2014

We're excited to present an updated version of our infographic and showcase some of our key accomplishments over the last three years of the SBA program!

Tags: SBA Program News

Celebrating YOU!: Vital Wellness Kitsilano »

Nov 6, 2014

The Celebrating YOU! small business profile series continues with Vital Health Kitsilano's founder Heidi Henderson sharing her experiences with the start-up process.

Tags: BC Spotlights, Guest Posts, SBA Program News