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  • 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 […]

  • Mentor Spotlight: Stefanie Curtis

     An entrepreneur by nature, Stefanie Curtis jumped into the business world the first chance she could. Upon graduating with a B. Com from the Sauder School of Business, Stefanie started her first agency with three other partners. She spent the next few years managing several digital agencies until she co-founded Pace Creative Agency, a full […]

  • A Guide to Managing Content for Online Business

    Profitability of an online business always relies on the effectiveness of the content strategy. As a young entrepreneur, you need to understand what kind of content your target audience is looking for in order to achieve that.After that, you should do your best to provide your potential customers with useful and interesting information. There are […]

  • The Future of Financing: Trends in Accounting

    No industry can avoid rapid change in today’s modern marketplace, and that includes accounting and bookkeeping. The future of the accounting industry will belong to those who best adapt and capitalize on the dominant new industry trends. The Supremacy of Cloud-Based StorageCloud-based accounting went from being a novel concept just a few years ago to potentially […]

  • Global Social Entrepreneurship: A Canadian G20 YEA Delegate’s Experience in Buenos Aires

    Limage Media Group founder Stephanie Limage traveled to Argentina to data-mine for opportunities and learn the landscape of Argentina back in 2017 while completing an artist’s residency and exhibiting some of her paintings and films. In September 2018 she returned to Buenos Aires as a G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA) delegate representing Canada with a handful […]

  • How Technology Can Help Your Business Move Forward

    Technology is giving even the smallest of businesses a competitive advantage against even the biggest global leaders. From automation to advanced analytics and AI, technology can help smaller, leaner businesses offer custom products and a level of customer service that the giants just can’t touch. Here are 5 ways that tech can help to move […]

  • Managing Your Freelancers & Outsourced Work

    Small businesses often rely heavily on individual freelancers or outsourced work groups to supplement their workforce and supply essential skills. Keeping this disparate group on message with your company brand, values, and ethos can be a challenge. When freelancers work remotely, possibly in different regions and time zones, the challenges increase. A clear strategy for managing freelancers […]

  • How to Build a Strong Small Business Brand

    How to Build a Strong Business Brand

    Your brand encompasses virtually all experiences and interactions between customers and your business. It exists in the digital and the real-world and includes everything from brochures you hand over to messages you transmit via emails. The branding wilderness is vast and overwhelming, which leaves small business owners wondering where to even start. To make it […]

  • Financial Resources for Female Entrepreneurs

    Whether they’re running small independent businesses or leading large-scale corporations, female entrepreneurs are making their mark on the business scene now more than ever. There are increased efforts to support more women in business, but a large inconsistency remains between the number of female versus male business owners. Commonly cited obstacles include fear of failure […]

  • G20 YEA Summit Wrap-Up: Futurpreneur Delegates Peter Francis and Dallas Price

    Futurpreneur and the Canadian delegation in Buenos Aires for the 2018 G20 YEA Summit.

     Last month Futurpreneur and 27 of the country’s diverse and growth-oriented young entrepreneurs represented the nation in Buenos Aires as the official Canadian delegation for the 2018 G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance (YEA ) Summit. More than 300 young entrepreneurs united at the global event to share innovative ideas, make valuable connections and discuss ways to […]

  • Cash Flow Management Tips for New Small Business Owners

    Managing your business cash flow efficiently helps to facilitate growth and provides greater flexibility with your decision-making. Having healthy cash flow allows your small business to operate strategically, ensuring you are in a position to take advantage of opportunities that present themselves. Speed Up Payments From CustomersHaving slow-paying customers is inevitable for most businesses. Introduce incentives to […]

  • Why you Need a Shareholder’s Agreement for your Small Business

    With a startup budget, you don’t want to spend money on legal documents you don’t need for your business. Having said that, it’s important to consider which agreements you need in place for your particular business to protect yourself if other shareholder’s want to exit the business. First and foremost, you need to know what […]