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SME Financing Data Initiative October 20...

This report outlines the business characteristics and recent financing activities of majority female-owned small- and medium-...

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Sustaining the Momentum: An Economic For...

This report presents a synopsis of the research and recommendations stemming from Sustaining the Momentum: An Economic Forum ...

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Exiting Your Business

Business Acquisition Checklist

Buyer beware!  Before buying a business, be sure to complete this checklist.  It is a guide to aid prospective buye...

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Exiting Your Business

Valuing the Business

After deciding to buy or sell a business, the subject of “how much” becomes important. Determining the value of a...

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Action Strategies to Support Women’s E...

Report by The Canadian Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth, October 2011 The Taskforce is a national, non-partisan consor...

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Marketing & Market Research

Cost-Based Pricing For Services

Many small businesses are not making a profit today because they do not know the basic concepts of costing and pricing. The s...

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Pricing For Small Retailers

This aid is a checklist for the owner-manager of a small retail business. These 52 questions probe the considerations–f...

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Marketing & Market Research

Don’t be Afraid – Pick up the Phone!

Professional marketers tell us that if you have no work at all, and you really want to develop a firm, there is no question t...

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Getting the Most From a Trade Show

Everything from preparing for, participating in, and following through on a tradeshow has a hand in your success.  Make ...

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Nine Neglects That Kill at Trade Shows

Trade shows, whether national or regional, are one of the foremost ways for manufacturers to market and sell their products. ...

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Six Steps to a Winning Press Release

Sure, we all hope for an enormous amount of publicity for our businesses, yet we continue to produce “ho hum” pre...

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How to Write an Effective Marketing Plan

A good marketing plan is an invaluable tool for any business owner, whether you are just starting your new enterprise, expand...

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