Guide to COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses

Guide to COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses

By Tom Drake / April 7, 2020 /

The financial impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian small business has been enormous, and it’s still ongoing. If you own a small business anywhere in Canada, you’ve no doubt been affected in some way. While the hard times are far from over, help is coming from the Canadian government and several of Canada’s…

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Hosting Homestay Students – The Perfect Side Hustle?

By FT / February 11, 2019 /

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

By Clark / April 6, 2015 /

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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Starting or Growing a Business? Take Advantage of Business Support Organizations

By Clark / October 16, 2014 /

In previous posts, we looked at different business models and how to write a business plan to aid entrepreneurs. In addition, having a helping hand during the initial start-up phase and subsequent operational stage of a business will go a long distance in paving the way for a successful venture. This post will look at…

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Government Grants and Financing for Businesses – II

By Clark / July 11, 2014 /

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

By Clark / May 30, 2014 /

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

By FT / April 18, 2014 /

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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Government-funded Business Financing Programs

By Clark / November 28, 2013 /

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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