Articles by Guest Blogger

  • The Power of Personal Growth

    The Power of Personal Growth

      Dustin Hogan is founder and owner of Futurpreneur-supported The Rock Star Academy, a business dedicated to inspiring and empowering individuals to pursue their goals and dreams through personal development. He shares 3 strategies entrepreneurs can implement to achieve personal and professional growth.   The dream of being an entrepreneur is about freedom, independence, making an […]

  • Mentor Advice: Why thinking big can be the best thing you do for your business

    Mentor Juan Navarro with Futurpreneur mentee Jessica of farmer's daughter

     Futurpreneur mentor, Juan Navarro,  shares his advice for achieving the highest level of success when starting a business.    Think big. Entrepreneurs answer a vast number of questions and overcome a similar number of challenges in order to turn their business ideas into tangible realities. As an entrepreneur, you need to be able to consider and define:  […]

  • The Importance of Mentorship

    The value of mentoring by Giovanna Minenna of Futurpreneur-supported Brows by G

    Giovanna Minenna is the Founder and CEO of three Winnipeg businesses:  Futurpreneur-supported Brows by G Inc., Browluxe Inc. and Giovanna Minenna Life and Business Coaching. She’s a public speaker, hosts motivational workshops, loves nature, sustainability and helping people reach their wildest dreams. Passionate about helping people in both their personal and business lives, Giovanna shares her […]

  • New to Canada and Starting a Business

    Starting a business in Canada as a newcomer

    If you’re thinking of starting your own business in Canada, here are some things to know and consider to operate your business for success.   Canada is often viewed as the land of opportunity, both for those who have lived here their whole lives, and those who choose to make Canada their home. In fact, Canada […]

  • RBC and Futurpreneur join forces to support aspiring business owners to fuel their passions

    Futurpreneur partnership with RBC

    At Futurpreneur our incredible partners help us do what we do best – support entrepreneurs as they prepare to launch and grow their business. RBC is one of many organizations whose support has enabled us to connect with entrepreneurs across Canada at different stages of their entrepreneurial journeys.Here’s a look at how we are collaborating […]

  • What Every Small Business Needs to Do at Tax Time

    Tips for Tax Time 2019

    Tax season is here. As the deadline to lodge your tax return approaches, small business owners and sole traders need to be aware of some important dates.    The DeadlinesWhile incorporated businesses need to file taxes no later than six months after their fiscal year end, unincorporated small businesses, including self-employed people and their spouses […]

  • How to Ensure Your Business’ Compliance with the Canadian Revenue Agency

    Small Business Tax Time by Intuit

    If you own a small business, at some point, you must work with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to pay taxes, ensure compliance with current tax laws, and apply for and receive any benefits from a tax incentive program. On top of overseeing the payment and administration of taxes, the CRA offers a wealth of […]

  • How to Use Influencer Marketing to Grow Your Business in 2019 and Beyond

    How to Use Influencer Marketing to Grow Your Business

      Marketing is one of the challenging aspects for small or new businesses, from figuring out the best marketing strategies for your business to identifying the language that appeals to your audience. But some innovative ways can help you stay on top of your business promotion efforts, like influencer marketing.  Here’s a look at what influencer […]

  • 5 Tips for Hiring Millennials for Your Business


    Planning to grow your business this year? Alexander Florio, co-founder of Futurpreneur-supported business Swob, provides some tips for recruitment and managing millennials in the changing workplace culture.   When recruiting in today’s workforce, it is important to keep in mind the different trends amongst millennials. We’ve all heard the stereotypes, however the fact is millennials are […]

  • 7 Reasons Financial Planning is Essential for Small Business Owners

    8 Steps Financial Planning

     Financial planning is vital for any business, especially small business owners. Because small business owners often use their personal finances as start-up capital, it is even more critical to have a financial plan in place.Below are 7 reasons why financial planning is essential for your business.    1. To manage your risk and respond quickly to […]

  • Startup Ideas to Consider for 2019

     When you are tired of being a simple employee, you start to think about opening your own business, and this decision may lead you to a great success. In fact, there are many industries in Canada where you can succeed as an entrepreneur; the most important thing is choosing the right one for you, which […]

  • Mindfulness Exercises That Make You a Better Manager

     Stressed. I think most business owners can agree that this is the perfect word to describe how many of us feel on a daily basis. I’ve spent the last 25 years growing and managing a document management business, overseeing 30 employees, while raising a family. Each day my mind played a tug of war between […]

  • 5 Reasons To Shop Local This Holiday Season

     With the holiday season quickly approaching, shoppers are bombarded with thousands of shopping options. From online shopping to big box stores to local goods, the possibilities are nearly limitless. Online shopping, of course, is often the most convenient and big box stores generally offer the biggest discounts. That doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t just […]

  • Preparing for Crisis through Financial Intelligence

    Bad things happen to good people all the time.  But whatever crisis befalls, you’ll be far better equipped to handle it if you have financial intelligence at your side.  In honour of Financial Literacy Month, brought to you by CIBC, we’d like to discuss several strategies for increasing your financial IQ and simultaneously preparing you […]