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  • Financial basics are key to success

    Melissa Parcels R.D.H opened Solo, The Dental Hygiene Spa in the fall of 2012, with the passion for dental hygiene, her patients and the ambitions for working independently. The clinic is Calgary-based in the heart of Mission District, and it provides all dental hygiene services and spa perks in a spa setting at an affordable […]

  • Know your numbers

    Many first time entrepreneurs have a misconception about what it means to “know your numbers” – or be financially literate. In many instances, it’s less about learning financial terminology and more about adopting an attitude shift about managing money. Here are some pointers to get you going in the right direction. Financial literacy… …is not […]

  • Financial advice from a CleanTech start-up

    Andrew White founded Char Technologies in Toronto, Ontario in 2011 – a company that makes SulfaCHAR (Activated Bio-Carbon), which is similar to the Activated Carbon you would find in a Brita Filter. SulfaCHAR is produced from the biosolids left over from Bio-Energy plants and is used to clean contaminants out of renewable natural gas (which […]

  • The meaning of financial literacy and its importance

    Financial literacy is the ability to understand how money works: how someone makes, manages and invests it, and also expends it (especially when one donates to charity) to help others. In-depth knowledge of financial literacy is required to understand how money works and how it can work for you – even when you’re sleeping – […]