5 Strategy Plan Tips for Growing your Business

Work “On” your Business with a Strategy Plan In the first few years as a business owner you are focused on growing your business as quickly as possible that you are totally immersed in the day to day operations.  Once your business is established and you are ready to take it to the next level, […]

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Starting a new company? We Explain How The Business Model Canvas Strategy Can Help You

The Business Model Canvas Explained Startup entrepreneurs usually groan when we mention business planning.  If you are thinking of starting a business, then using the business model canvas strategy takes a lot of stress out of organizing your thoughts and will make writing your business plan a lot easier.  A business model canvas is shaping […]

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Google Rolls Out Mobile-friendly SEO Search Update

Mobile-friendly Google Guide Effective April 21, 2015, Google announced on its blog it will boost the ranking of mobile-friendly websites, when searches are from mobile devices.  With 68% of people checking for websites from their mobile device, Google says its about time you stopped tapping, zooming and squinting to find information.  It isn’t easy to […]

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Are You Breaking Through The Glass Ceiling?

What This Founder Says About The Glass Ceiling This quote by Heddi Cundle, Founder of Big Cheese, My Tab Inc. in the infographic below says it all. “[Understand that] you do not need a male founder to grow your business.  The more female founders breaking the glass ceiling, the faster venture capitalists and angel investors […]

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7 Tips – How to Pitch to Investors

Investors see hundreds of pitches by start-up companies and the reality TV program, Shark Tank,  receives thousands of applications from aspiring entrepreneurs who are sure they have invented the ‘next best thing’.    The companies that pitch successfully, are the ones that understand the fundamental concepts.  You are probably not pitching to a reality show for investment […]

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Do you know when it’s time to Pivot your business?

When should you  Pivot your business? For popular indie band Walk off the Earth (W.O.T.E.) , that time was 2012. According to Marketing Magazine, early that year Walk Off The Earth was $60,000 in debt. The band had been around for several years, often driving for 20 days, performing four shows for just a few hundred […]

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Have a great business idea? Try the Lean Startup Method

What is the Lean Start Up Method of Bootstrapping Your Business? The Lean Start Up method is a way of testing your ideas on your potential customers without spending your hard earned savings starting a business with a product or service that no one is willing to pay for. Lean Startup Principles 1)  Ideate (create […]

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Starting a business? 9 easy steps for creating a killer business plan.

Starting A Business Needs A Great Business Plan If the future economy is based on the growth of small business, then you just might want to dip your feet into the world of entrepreneurship.    Many young college graduates see their future in starting their own companies and developing their own rewarding careers.    So if you are […]

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