How Does the Incorporation Process Differ in Canada?

The incorporation process in Canada is quite similar to the United States. However, two differences are apparent. First, Canada has a federal corporations statute that allows businesses to be incorporated as a Canadian corporation (as opposed to a provincial or state corporation). Second, provincial corporation laws are generally similar to one another (except Quebec), and […]

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What is Involved in Forming a Non-Profit Company?

If you’re looking to form a non-profit corporation, there are several important steps for you to follow. Incorporating a non-profit corporation is often similar to a for-profit corporation, but there are some differences to be aware of. Here are some general guidelines for incorporating a non-profit. Pre-Incorporation Matters Prior to incorporation, you should have a […]

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Actively Finding Customers

Somewhere along the line, the process of gaining customers became more about attracting customers rather than actively finding them. “Build it and they will come” is an awesome ideal for small businesses, but there comes a point when you’ll need to get your hands dirty and seek out some customers on your own. So where […]

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4 Reasons to Love Complaints

We all know that one person who loves to complain. It feels as though they always have something negative to say about the food, or the service, or whatever they deem sub-par that evening. As much as this type of person may annoy you personally, small business owners should love the complainer. In fact, embracing […]

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Can Local Small Businesses Benefit from Mobile Optimization?

Mobile optimization has become a hotly talked-about subject since Google announced its latest “Mobile-Friendly” algorithm change earlier this year. Essentially, sites that are mobile responsive will now rank higher than sites that aren’t. But how does this affect businesses that don’t rely heavily on web traffic? Companies like local brick & mortar stores and restaurants? […]

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Multi-Screen Marketing for Small Businesses

Google rolled out a major update recently, and the biggest change was how it treats mobile-friendly sites. 48% of Google’s traffic comes from mobile devices, but these users spend only 1/3 of the time on the site that desktop users to. In an effort to accommodate the growing number of mobile users, Google is going […]

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5 Manager-isms All Good Bosses Should Avoid

Business management is plagued with stereotypes. Managers are portrayed or seen as incompetent, aloof, or out of touch with the office. Just look at Lumbergh from Office Space, or the Pointy-Haired Boss in Dilbert. Now, for the most part, these are just caricatures of the worst traits in managers and bosses, but there is a […]

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