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Hosting Homestay Students – The Perfect Side Hustle?

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Unsplash This is a post by Chrissy who guest posted here a couple years ago about going for financial freedom in a high-cost city.  She has since started her own blog, Eat Sleep Breath FI, that details her journey towards financial freedom.  Chrissy is back with another guest post about…

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Futurpreneur Canada Programs

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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How to Start a Blog on a Budget

In my net worth updates, I’ve mentioned that my online business has grown over the years and has added a consulting component which keeps me very busy.  One large portion of the consulting business is helping businesses build websites and blogs.  Over the years, I’ve gotten a large number of emails regarding starting a personal…

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Government Grants and Financing for Businesses – II

The first part of this series looked at some of the government grants/funding available to businesses across Canada. This second and final part of the series will cover a few more nationwide programs available for different industries. There is a link at the end of the article that provides the full list of programs and…

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Government Grants and Financing for Businesses – I

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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How to Start Making Money with YouTube

One of the oft-written about topics on financial blogs involves ways to save money. Saving money is certainly one piece of the ‘earn more and/or spend less’ mantra. Supplementing one’s primary income with part-time gigs/ventures can provide a fillip to stretched budgets and/or offer additional contribution to savings/investment accounts. With the ubiquity of the Internet,…

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