How to import goods into Canada and grow your business

How to import goods into Canada and grow your business

It goes without saying that exporting your goods or services to another country or importing goods into Canada are great ways to grow your business. But with any great opportunity there are risks.   So before you start to do business across borders, there are a few things you should consider. Is your company ready to do business in other countries? Do you have the capacity to produce for other countries? Do you have the working capital you’ll need to buy imports? Do you have the...
Five common small business mistakes to avoid

Five common small business mistakes to avoid

It might seem like Arjun Kumar, winner of the BMO-sponsored AIR MILES®† For Business Small Business Achievement Award, has it all figured out when it comes to running a small business. But he didn’t get here without facing some adversity. Kumar, CEO at KAI Innovations, created the first smartcard in Ontario, allowing individuals (and their doctors) to access their entire healthcare history with a single swipe. While the product was undoubtedly innovative, he admits to having made a few rookie...
Knowing your numbers matters

Knowing your numbers matters

While every business owner knows there’s more to running a business than managing the financials, there’s no no escaping the fact that the numbers are critically important when it comes to making informed decisions around business growth, accepting new clients, and managing cash flow. The more knowledgeable you are about where your business stands financially today, the more productive your conversations will be when you meet with your trusted advisors.
Marketing your business

Marketing your business

As a small business owner, you have a lot of day-to-day tasks, but one of the most important? Getting the word out to potential customers about your product or service. In the short video below, you’ll learn a few marketing tips and tricks to help you get started.
Choosing a payment processing solution

Choosing a payment processing solution

There are a myriad of options available to business owners when it comes to payment processing solutions. This video will help you consider the steps you need to take to choose a solution that offers convenience, safety, reliability, and security to both you and your customers.
Cash Flow Management

Cash Flow Management

Have you thought about the five key areas of effective cash flow management for your business? This short video outlines what you should be thinking about to help ensure your business stays liquid.