What’s the Difference Between a Small Business and a Startup?

It has become common, perhaps even fashionable, for new business ventures of all kinds to be described as startups. In truth, however, most of these entrepreneurial undertakings would be better classified as small businesses. Understanding the distinction between the terms isn’t just a matter of semantics, but an important question that can have implications for … Continued

What You Need To Start A Home Business

  So, you’ve got an amazing idea for a home business, a well thought out plan, and maybe even some leads for your first sale. You’re ready to roll, right? Not so fast. It turns out before you launch your new business, there are a few more things to sort out. Of course, not every … Continued

Business Benefits of Leap Day

Once every four years, our shortest month lasts a little bit longer than usual. Leap years help our calendar keep up with the earth’s rotation around the sun, which actually takes slightly more than 365 days to complete. By tacking an extra day onto the end of February in years divisible by four (and century … Continued

5 Ways to Get Organized in the New Year

Did you know that January is National Get Organized month? The New Year is a great time for making personal and professional resolutions, and getting organized is an essential component in helping you achieve new goals and resolutions for your small business. Starting the new year with a clean slate sets you up to be … Continued

What to Know about Shipping Food Across Borders

Countless Canadians enjoy sending a taste of home to friends and family living outside the country. Whether it’s something from your own kitchen, or a Canadian-only chocolate bar or potato chip flavour, all kinds of delicious treats get packed up for delivery. If you want to make sure those ketchup chips or cookies make it … Continued

Holiday Shipping Dates 2019

Are you shipping gifts to loved ones who live far away this holiday season? Here are UPS’ cut off dates to keep in mind: December 13 – Last day to ship by Ground for delivery to US & Extended Areas* December 17 – Last day to ship by Ground for delivery across Canada (domestic)* December 20 – Last … Continued

How to Make Your Small Business ‘Instagrammable’

There’s no advertising like free advertising, and small businesses with the right smarts can get themselves a whole load of it on Instagram. Look around right now, and it’s hard to find a hotter, more popular social network than Instagram. The photo and video sharing service is particularly beloved by young people, many of whom … Continued