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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...

The 6 Essential Sections of a Business Plan and What to Include

In our last blog post we discussed the importance of having a business plan. Today, we will break down each section of the business plan and explain its requirements. We hope this guide empowers entrepreneurs to create stellar business plans and succeed in their ventures.   Every business plan is unique. However, the most important...

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...