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Getting Your Business Ready for Year End

It’s the end of the year already! If you’re like us, you’re surprised at how quickly it got here. But it’s a great time to start getting your small business ready for year-end. Here are 15 tips to help the process go as smoothy as possible.

Some of these tips assume a December 31 fiscal year-end, but they still apply if your small business has a different year-end.

Click below for the list of things you should start preparing:

Getting Your Business Ready for Year End

How can Entrepreneurs deal with price increases?

Input prices are rising. Here are strategies you can use to avoid raising prices for your customers.

From lumber to wages to transportation costs, input prices have risen in recent months. To avoid simply passing the bill on to your customers, it’s in your best interest to adopt different strategies to compensate for these increases as much as possible so you can continue to set yourself apart.

But before implementing strategies to deal with rising prices, it’s important to understand the causes and whether they are likely to persist.

Pierre Cléroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist at BDC and Jacques Légaré, Director of Business Strategy at BDC Advisory Services, share their advice.

Read the full article with advice below:

How can Entrepreneurs deal with price increases?

What small business insurance do you need in Canada?

Getting insurance for your small business in Canada is very important. Insurance helps to keep you losing all your hard-earned work to fire, theft, or other types of risk.

So what type of insurance does your small business need?

To read the full article about what insurance is right for your business see below, and also visit your local insurance broker to answer any other questions you might have.

What small business insurance do you need in Canada?


June 1, 2021

More Marketing Tips for You!

In last month’s newsletter we shared the importance of the Value Proposition – that important component that helps you recognize what value you bring to your customers and why a customer should purchase from you.

So this month, let’s take that value proposition and discuss how you can deliver that message to your customers.

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May 9, 2021

Successful Marketing Tip #1

The challenge with marketing is that it’s not as simple as we think it should be. It’s not just about a few fancy Instagram photos, or some Facebook posts. You’ve got a website? Great! But what is it doing for you? You’ve been putting up flyers or pamphlets around town? Great! But are people really looking at them?

It’s important to look at Marketing as a plan, as a process, and as a strategy. Let’s dive in to the most important component of that plan, shall we?

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March 1, 2021

Financial Forecasting

As StartUp Coach, I will often get asked how to prepare the financials as part of the Business Plan. Where do the numbers come from? How do I determine my sales when I don’t have a crystal ball?

Our StartUp Business Series continues with a look at Financial Forecasting for both the StartUp and for existing businesses trying to forecast for the future.

Click here to read more.