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Should Your Business Hire a Grant Writing Firm?

Grants are a great source of funding for businesses seeking to train new/existing employees, expand their capacity, or research and develop innovative technologies for commercialization. Unlike loans, grants are interest-free and don’t have to be repaid, making obtaining certain grants more competitive. The quality of your proposal can be one of the main reasons your...

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Helium Scribe’s March 2021 Book of the Month

Good Citizens Need Not Fear – Maria Reva “Many people claim they like certainty, but I do not believe this is true—it is uncertainty that gives freedom of mind.” Maria Reva’s debut novel is a collection of interrelated short stories set in the years leading up to and the years following the collapse of the...

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6 Things You Should Never Include in a Pitch Deck

If you’re creating a pitch deck for your up-and-coming business venture, you probably have a pretty good grasp of what to include (If not, check out our blog post on creating a pitch deck). But do you know what information should be left out? Look no further. We have a list of 6 things you...

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Should Entrepreneurs Use A Thesaurus For Their Writing?

You need to draft a spectacular newsletter or write an informative blog post for your business. You need to impress your clients and investors with your impressive writing skills. Should you reach for your thesaurus? We say yes! But with caution. Here’s why: Thesauruses are great resources for changing up repetitive sentences and paragraphs. You...

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Black History Month Canada: Community Resources

Black History Month draws to a close, but the lessons we learn, the stories we share, the lives we celebrate, and the support we give are not limited to one month. We want to highlight a few organizations supporting Black communities across Canada. The work of these organizations is essential in fostering a sense of...

Helium Scribe's February 2021 Book of the Month

Helium Scribe’s February 2021 Book of the Month

I’ve Been Meaning To Tell You — David Chariandy “Being named, he found his own voice. Being sighted, he learned, nevertheless, to see.” Prompted by familial brushes with racial bigotry and tumultuous political circumstances, David Chariandy ponders how to discuss race and racial discrimination with his growing daughter in a heart-breaking, yet lovely and loving...

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Black History Month Canada: Mary Ann Shadd Cary

When The Hon. Donald H. Oliver introduced his Motion to Recognize Contributions of Black Canadians and February as Black History Month to the senate floor, he did so with the hope that education on Black history would help combat prejudice and discrimination and empower Black Canadians. Furthermore, Senator Oliver believed we should honour and celebrate...

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Helium Scribe’s January 2021 Book of the Month

Forgiveness: A Gift from My Grandparents – Mark Sakamoto “But I realized now that forgiveness is not a transaction. It is not an exchange. Forgiveness has nothing to do with the past.” The age-old adage “forgive and forget” means different things to different people. Some argue that we must never forget. However, most agree that...

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Giving Back: Helium Scribe Joins SheEO

As part of our commitment to giving back, we had to define and decide what values we hold dear as a team and as individuals. Recognizing the historically high barrier to entry for women entrepreneurs, we agreed that supporting women-led ventures is something we all value. That is why we are proud to announce our...

How to Create a Pitch Deck

How to Create a Pitch Deck That Works For You

As an entrepreneur, you’ll likely need to create a pitch deck at one point in your career. Pitch decks are brief, visual presentations that help others, namely investors, learn more about your business. Creating a pitch deck is a great exercise in learning to summarize the key points of your business concisely, but it is...