Off the Ground Blog

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Industry Overview: Bicycle Business 2022

Sep 9, 2022

This page presents an overview of the bicycle retail and repair industries in Canada and the US for entrepreneurs looking to start a business in them.

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Coworking Spaces are Entrepreneurial Incubators

Apr 4, 2022

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.

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Small Business Month: Climate Action and the Green Economy

Oct 10, 2021

How can we, as entrepreneurs, combat climate change while running a small business? Can our personal values, business models, and the need for climate action align? These offerings provide a plethora of perspectives, from trailblazers to trendspotters, for taking corporate social responsibility. They provide a model and ethos for how we can make change when we act together.

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Small Business Month: Centering Diverse Perspectives

Oct 10, 2021

How do you add more seats around the table? And what magic happens when you do? The resources below originating from a plurality of creators shed light on both the challenges for varied voices in small business and entrepreneurship to be heard as well as what successes can be realized when diverse perspectives are included. 

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Small Business Month: Overcoming the Pandemic's Impact with Resiliency, Innovation, and Care

Oct 10, 2021

Small businesses have faced challenges like never before during the COVID-19 pandemic, from the shuttering of restaurants to the supply-chain slowdowns in e-commerce. But they’ve also seen or created opportunities for themselves in its midst. From banding together with other small businesses to reconsidering the nature of their workplaces, the creators and entrepreneurs featured in the works below have displayed innovation, resiliency, and an ethos of care in their work. We hope their advice inspires and strengthens.