What's Your Business Plan

What is a Business Plan and Why Do I Need One?

Chances are, if you’re an entrepreneur, you’ve heard of business plans before. Many entrepreneurs create a business plan before they start their venture. The rest typically finish within the first year of launching. So if you haven’t already, you need to start thining about creating a business plan. When you’re ready, learn the 6 Essential...

4 Best Practices for Business Writing

Like learning a second language or picking up a new instrument, writing for business requires dedicated practice to see results. You must put in the hours  fine tuning your creativity before it becomes second nature. Here are some best practices to help guide you along the way. Write For Your Audience You are writing for...

13 FREE Tools to Help Small Businesses Work From Home

Remote work is on the rise. The number of employees working from home has increased from 1.4 million to 1.7 million in a matter of 8 years (2000 – 2008), according to Stats Canada. It’s an attractive option and, with the Covid-19 outbreak, many more employees have begun to work from home. Thankfully, there is...

Think Local! Why You Can Feel Good About Supporting Small & Local Businesses

Small businesses play a big role in Canada. Here are 7 reasons why we all can feel good about supporting small and local businesses. Job Creation Successful startups are in the business of employing people. Of the 1.18 million employer businesses across Canada, 1.15 million (98%) of them are small businesses, according to a 2017...

Why Storytelling is Important for your Business

Helium Scribe was once a seed planted in the back of CEO and Founder Lisa Sloan’s mind. After pursuing a degree in chemistry, she started her career as a lab technician. For a while, she stuck it out but Lisa felt unfulfilled by the repetitive work. Attending business events across Calgary, Lisa was inspired by...

The Best Resources for Canadian Entrepreneur Women in 2020

A few days ago, we celebrated International Women’s Day, recognizing the contributions women have made towards thriving communities. Women entrepreneurs in particular is an area that continues to experience exponential growth. Canadian women ranked first globally in involvement with new businesses, according to the GEM Canada Report on Women’s Entrepreneurship. It is through the creation...

6 Tips to Improve Your Writing Process: An Entrepreneur’s Guide

We get it. Writing is hard. Starting the writing process is even harder. As an entrepreneur, you might find yourself writing — be it proposals, web content, business plans, or social media posts — a lot more than you expected or wanted to. If this sounds like too much, we’ll do the writing for you!...