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Your Entrepreneurship & Innovation Party Pack!

Have you just graduated and/or are looking for new things to do either for the summer or for your life, and something niggling in the back of your head is screaming “I want to be an entrepreneur”? OR maybe you know that being in business for yourself full-tilt just isn’t in the cards for you […]

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5 First-Time Business Ideas for Teens

The best business to go into is one that solves a problem that your customers are having and are willing to pay to have solved. This could be anything from walking their dog while they are away at work, to electronics repairs, all the way up to a business owner needing someone to develop and […]

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Five Challenges and Opportunities for Rural Young Entrepreneurs

Living in a predominantly rural area such as ours isn’t the easiest thing for a young person. There are times where it isn’t fun (mostly when I want to do or get something and the amount of time to drive there outweighs the time or cost of the item/activity) and more often than not there […]

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Startup Weekend- Bay of Quinte Edition

The only way to know if entrepreneurship is the right path for you is to jump in feet first. If you flame out, so what as long as there are no lingering financial and physical effects. Dust yourself off and try it again. Yes, blogs like mine are great resource materials and are designed to […]

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Advertising on a “Low-to-No” Budget

Mark Twain once said “Many a small thing has been made large by the right kind of advertising.” This is very, very, very true! Look at all of the companies that are now engrained in our everyday lives! Two of my favourite examples are McDonald’s and Tim Hortons. McDonald’s has poured millions (probably billions) of […]

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Do I Go It Alone, Partner Up, Incorporate or Co-Operate?

There are four recognized types of businesses in Canada: sole proprietorships, partnerships (including general, limited, and limited liability partnerships), corporations, and co-operatives. Three of these you have definitely heard of (sole proprietorships, partnerships and corporations), and one of which you’ve likely heard of but may have not associated with being a type of business (co-operatives). […]

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Mentors: How They Can Do Wonders for You and Your Business

Having a great mentor at any stage of the game, in my opinion, is absolutely crucial for success, be it personally or professionally. It’s important when you are starting up, it’s important when you are thinking of adding a product/service, and it’s even important when you decide to either close up shop, quit your job […]

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Registering Your Business and Its Name in Canada

Some of the most frequent questions I get asked, both wearing my BoQ YE hat and not, are: How do I get a business license? How do I apply for a patent? How do I register a trademark? Let’s take a look! Because I know that some of you are operating your businesses in different parts […]