If you are a younger budding entrepreneur who believes that you have what it takes to become successful including a solid business plan, then this article may be useful to you. Futurpreneur Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Youth Business Foundation or CYBF) has been involved with emerging entrepreneurs since 1996 and their services are…

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This blog has featured Canada Pension Plan (CPP)-related posts before. In a similar vein, this post will discuss about another CPP-related benefit available to dependent children of disabled or deceased CPP contributors. Types of Children’s Benefits Disabled contributor’s child benefit. This benefit is available to the child of a CPP contributor who is receiving a…

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For a budding entrepreneur, having a solid business plan is vital for a good start to their venture. With a good business plan, the entrepreneur can approach prospective financiers to kick start their dream. Typical sources of such financing may come from personal assets, financial institutions, venture capitalists and/or government funding. Depending on the type…

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A previous post had discussed about the Wage Earner Protection Program that is available to assist people in case of job loss. This post is an extension of the employee assistance topic. We will look at another (non-monetary) program that aims to assist unemployed people aged 55 to 64 return to work and also, touch…

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Credit card fraud was discussed some time back but along similar lines and perhaps even more serious to the card holder, is debit card fraud. Although the piece of plastic used in both cases may be similar, stopping the use of credit cards is a common advice offered to debt-ridden consumers. As a result, if…

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An earlier post about the Canada Small Business Financing Program provided an overview about the program including eligibility criteria. However, there are other programs targeted toward specific aspects of running a business such as purchase of real estate, equipment, etc. that could be used by an entrepreneur. This post looks at some of those targeted…

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