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Toys come in all sizes and shapes and are sold to children and adults of all ages. This guide will help aspiring toy makers & manufactures who are looking to turn a brilliant idea into the next 'must have' toy. Resources related to the toy retail industry are also included to give a well-rounded scope of the industry. 

"Architecture is a passion, a vocation, a calling – as well as a science and a business" - Architecture Canada

In order to pursue a vision of their own, many architects choose to become self-employed and to open their own firm. Architecture firms offer building design and planning services to a variety of clients - business, private individuals and government. To run a successful firm, a combination of intelligent design and solid business planning is required. This Accelerator Guide will provide you with information to help you start, market and grow your own Architecture business.

Auto Dealership Guide

Auto Dealers sell a variety of new and used vehicles - usually showcased on a sales lot. New car dealerships are often franchised businesses that focus on a particular manufacturer (Toyota, GM, Hyundai). Primarily used car dealers, however, generally keep an inventory of desirable cars and trucks, or may specialize in a particular make/model. Vehicle sales can be very profitable, but also involves a significant investment of time and money. Strong business planning is crucial to success in this competitive industry. The Automobile Dealership Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools that focus on the auto sales industry. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start and run a successful Auto Dealership of your own.

Martial Arts School Guide

Martial arts originated in the ancient cultures of Asia, and encompass a broad range of activities that include fighting techniques, self-defense skills, physical exercises, and mental discipline. Martial arts schools are popular today with individuals who seek the many benefits of martial arts training - vigorous exercise, spiritual growth, self-defense, and athletic competition. The Martial Arts School Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools, that focus on the martial arts industry. This Accelerator Guide will assist you with starting or expanding your martial arts school.

Pet Products Guide

The pet industry is one of the fastest growing businesses, with Canadians spending nearly $3 billion annually on pet expenses including food, veterinary care, and supplies. The pet products industry includes businesses that manufacture pet food and treats, pet clothing, pet housing, and pet toys and training accessories. The Pet Products Accelerator Guide will give you an overview of the industry, but focuses on product manufacturing and pet food specifically.

The housing industry in British Columbia is a busy place, and appraisal services are an integral part of any real estate transaction. On any given day, millions of dollars worth of real estate change hands. To verify the value of a property, banks, businesses and individuals rely upon the professional services of an appraiser. If you are (or are becoming) a property appraiser in BC and are planning to open an appraisal business of your own, the collection of information resources in this Property Appraisal Business Accelerator Guide can get you started and assist you along the way.

Clothing Retailer Guide

Clothing retailers are establishments that sell apparel products to a target group of consumers (men, women, children, big & tall, etc.). Retailers develop their inventory from a combination of sources: wholesale distributors, local designers, consignment, or sometimes even their own unique fashion creations. If you're planning to open a clothing retail business, this guide can help you find general industry information, as well as information on customers, competitors, business regulations, and the marketing of clothing products to help your business succeed.  

Private Investigation Guide

A private investigation business provides investigation and information services for hire or reward. It is a diverse field. Private investigations can involve such tasks as: obtaining information regarding the personal character or actions of an individual, searching for missing persons or property, or searching for offenders against the law. The Private Investigation Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools, that focus on the investigation industry. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to build or expand your private investigation business.

Pest and Wildlife Control Guide

Pest and wildlife control businesses inspect residential and commercial buildings and properties for pest infestations. They spray various chemical treatments to eliminate insects and rodents, or set traps and cages to capture nuisance animals. The Pest and Wildlife Control Business Accelerator Guide will introduce you to online and library resources and research tools, that focus on the pest control industry. This Accelerator Guide will give you the information you need to start and run a successful pest and wildlife control business.

Employment / Staffing Services Guide

Employment Agencies provide human resource solutions for their clients. Employment (also called Temp or Staffing) Agencies work with both persons seeking employment and employers in need of labour. Agencies may also offer additional services such as professional recruitment, candidate screening and other HR solutions.This Accelerator Guide will provide you with information to help you start, market and grow your Employment Agency business.

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