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Cosmetics Manufacturing Guide

Cosmetics are products that are applied externally, to enhance the appearance of skin, hair, nails, lips and eyes. Cosmetic businesses typically manufacture a line of cosmetic products, and sell these products through distribution to retail outlets, or directly to consumers. This Guide will focus primarily on resources related to the cosmetics manufacturing industry, but will also include some information on cosmetics marketing and selling. 

Painting Guide

Painting contractors apply paint, wallpaper and other types of finishes to interior and exterior surfaces of houses, buildings and other structures. Painting contractors often specialize in either residential or commercial properties. The Painting Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools, that focus on the professional painting industry. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start and run a successful painting business.

Home Inspection Guide

Home inspectors assess the condition of houses and buildings. They look for any defects or damage that could affect the value of a property. They then prepare a report of their findings to clients - home buyers, real estate agents, and property companies. The Home Inspection Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools that focus on the home inspection industry. This Accelerator Guide will provide you with information to help you start or expand your home inspection business.

Financial Advisor Guide

A financial advisor is a person offering a wide range of financial products and wealth management solutions. Most financial advisors work with a portfolio of clients who they meet with and send correspondence to on a regular basis. While most self-employed financial advisors are affiliated with a larger financial institution or fund company, taking the time to conduct your own business planning and research can go a long way towards building a successful career in this competitive industry. The Financial Advisor Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools, that focus on the financial service industry in Canada. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start and run a successful financial advisor business.

Roofing Guide

A roofing contractor installs, repairs, and replaces various materials on roofs, including shingles, shakes, roofing tiles, or other materials. Roofing contractors often specialize in either the residential or commercial sector. The Roofing Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools that focus on the roofing industry. This Accelerator Guide will assist you with starting or expanding your roofing business.

Alternative Medicine - also referred to as complementary / holistic / integrated wellness covers a wide spectrum of health practices, including acupuncture, massage therapy, reflexology and many other healing methods. A high percentage of alternative health practitioners are self employed, often working with other specialists in a shared clinic. As awareness and understanding of the benefits of alternative medicine continues to spread, opportunities for new business growth makes this an attractive industry to enter. The Alternative Medicine Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best alternative health related information resources, to assist you with starting or expanding a clinic or practice of your own. **Please note that Chiropractic is covered in a separate Accelerator guide**

Grocery stores exist in many shapes and forms. Both big cities and small communities have a need for basic grocery products, and many family grocers have had long-term success across BC. Running a grocery store requires good planning - inventory, pricing, marketing and employee management are all critical factors to success in this industry. The Grocery Store Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to the very best grocery / supermarket industry-related online and library resources. This Accelerator Guide will provide you with valuable information for starting and running your own grocery store.

Plumbing and Heating Guide

Plumbers install and repair pipes, fixtures and appliances used for the distribution of water, gas, or drainage in residential, commercial and industrial buildings. The Plumbing and Heating Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best plumbing and HVAC resources, in one convenient location. This Accelerator Guide will provide you with information to help you start, market and grow your plumbing and heating business.

Courier Guide

Couriers and messengers pick up and deliver messages, parcels, packages, mail, and other items between business establishments. The Courier Business Accelerator Guide is a collection of the best courier and messenger resources, in one convenient location. This Accelerator Guide will provide you with information to help you start, market and grow your courier company.

Image, social and other personal consultants advise clients on their personal appearance, speaking style, manner or other behaviours in order to improve personal or business images. Image consultants provide their services to individual clients, and businesses such as beauty salons, fashion boutiques, and modeling schools. This guide focusses on personal shopping and entrepreneurial consulting businesses.

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