Cash Burn: When Does It Make Sense? – By David Gens Those of us that follow business news get constantly bombarded with stories of companies raising large amounts of money. Whether it’s Uber raising $8 billion in an IPO or a local start-up raising a few million dollars, we see these headlines non-stop, and it’s […]
Increased productivity is key to operating a successful small business. Advances in technology and changing customer expectations have created a need for higher productivity for businesses. Canadian entrepreneurs not only have to compete with their North American counterparts , but also with companies in countries such as China and India where labour costs are a […]
The state of regional economies is often a talking point between entrepreneurs and consumers alike. I mean, who doesn’t want increasing access to life-enhancing goods and services? Small businesses and local entrepreneurs have a unique ability to drive regional economic growth whilst maintaining a core built on community. From investments to offering new opportunities, small […]
What is a brand? A brand is how you display your business and how your customers perceive it. It is made up of a variety of components including the environment, publications, advertising and customer relations. In essence it is the definition of your brand. It is also the way your customers interpret the image you […]
From checking menus to opening hours, social media plays an active role in the success of every business. It is not only a first impression but it gives potential customers important information at the easy click of a button. It can even be a decisive factor in choosing one business over another. Needless to say, […]
Everybody is loyal to a local business that may render some fond memories. Friendly staff, excellent service and consistency builds a growing and enduring relationship between business and customer. Although there are often hundreds of businesses in a city competing for the same clientele, many manage to stand out in the vast sea of entrepreneurial […]
Say Hello to Merchant Growth: This is our rebrand press release! Vancouver BC, July 2, 2019 – Merchant Advance Capital, Canada’s fastest and most transparent (no hidden fees) small business financier, is proud to unveil a complete brand refresh that reflects the company’s mission to help small businesses succeed. Canada, meet Merchant Growth. Since […]
Without a doubt, community engagement is critical for every small business. No business can succeed without the support of others. Although branching out and creating a lasting impression can be challenging, there are many ways to get involved with your community. Plus, if done effectively, community engagement will be the absolute key to a thriving […]
It’s not uncommon that, in walking to the grocery store, you pass two or three chain coffee shops. In fact, your grocery store might also be part of a chain. Easily recognizable and order memorized you enter confidently knowing the type of product and service you will receive. Large business convenience is no secret. Neither […]
A well-crafted ambiance has the potential to boost summer business through the roof. Throw together the perfect vibe and you’ve set yourself up for success. As prime sunshine season approaches, restaurants everywhere are looking to freshen up their look. Wondering what steps you can take to be summer ready in no time? Here are 9 […]
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