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Profile: The Young, Female Entrepreneur

What makes a woman—-especially a younger woman—-want to be an entrepreneur?   As a 28-year-old, self-employed woman, I ask myself this question nearly every day. Consider this: Women are less likely to be taken seriously in the role of business-owner. Younger women are even lower on the totem pole when it comes to their credibility. Read more about Profile: The Young, Female Entrepreneur[…]

Tech

Smart Marketing Tips for 2017: Get Tech Savvy – Create Winning Customer Experiences

Every year marketing experts come out with predictions for the next “hot” trend. Surveys are quoted, consumers are polled, winning campaigns are reviewed and dissected. In assessing the landscape of winners for ’07 (firms that are on a growth track, getting great media buzz, with a loyal customer base) it’s easy to get lost in Read more about Smart Marketing Tips for 2017: Get Tech Savvy – Create Winning Customer Experiences[…]

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Ben Barry: Fashioning Reality: Young Entrepreneur Set to Change Business and the Fashion Industry

Imagine a world where model beauty is possible for everyone, at every size and age; not only the young, impossibly tall, and anorexic. Imagine a world where business is carried out with integrity and drive to positively shape the future. Such is the world envisioned by Ben Barry, founder of the Ben Barry Agency and Read more about Ben Barry: Fashioning Reality: Young Entrepreneur Set to Change Business and the Fashion Industry[…]

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No Jobs Mean Rise in Self-employment: Workers Spurning Potential Employers to Work for Themselves

Statistics Canada (statscan.gc.ca) reported that 36,000 Canadians had become newly self-employed and that Americans had apparently not followed suit because of the lack of health care benefits among other factors. (The Globe and Mail reported the figure as 37,000). Anyway, it’s higher than at any time on record. Economists like Douglas Porter of BMO Nesbitt Read more about No Jobs Mean Rise in Self-employment: Workers Spurning Potential Employers to Work for Themselves[…]

Job posting

How To Write a Job Posting: Ensuring you find the best staff for your small business job posting is crucial to entrepreneurial success.

It may seem like the job interview is the best place to determine the right candidate for a job posting. However, successful entrepreneurs know to start the process well before a potential staff member is sitting in front of them – because when it comes down to it, your success as an small business owner Read more about How To Write a Job Posting: Ensuring you find the best staff for your small business job posting is crucial to entrepreneurial success.[…]

Working in Compliance and Risk Management: A Brief Description of Compliance Management-type Roles

This article briefly explores some possible tasks and the likely working environment when working risk management for a larger accounting firm. What Kind of Tasks are Involved in Financial Services Compliance? Working in financial compliance services can involve a number of varied tasks. It is hard to describe a “typical” role as this will vary Read more about Working in Compliance and Risk Management: A Brief Description of Compliance Management-type Roles[…]

Using Trending Analysis to Review a Business: An Example of Consistency in a Financial Statement Review

When determining whether a company is a suitable investment, people should review the businesses financial statements. The Income Statement, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow Statement show the financial operations of the business. For public companies, financial statements are issued every three months, and are easily available on sites such as Yahoo! Finance. For private companies, Read more about Using Trending Analysis to Review a Business: An Example of Consistency in a Financial Statement Review[…]

Financial Projections for Business Plans: Tackle the Financial Section of a Business Plan Effectively

Learn the tips and tricks of creating sound financial projections and valuation for a business plan. Entrepreneurs create business plans for a variety of reasons. Where a business plan is used to seek funding from business angels or venture capitalists, care must be taken to develop a sound financial plan. The financial section of a Read more about Financial Projections for Business Plans: Tackle the Financial Section of a Business Plan Effectively[…]

Fixed Price Contracts: The Benefits of Performance Reimbursement Contracts in Procurement

Fixed price contract agreements (also called performance reimbursement contracts) are one of the major contract types in government procurement. According to Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR), performance reimbursement contracts require an agency to pay the previously agreed upon compensation no matter what expenses the contractor incurred. So, a buyer pays a fixed, previously negotiated price, with Read more about Fixed Price Contracts: The Benefits of Performance Reimbursement Contracts in Procurement[…]

Cost Plus Contracts: Cost Reimbursement Contracts in Government Procurement

The major two contract types in government procurement are cost reimbursement contracts (or cost plus), and performance reimbursement contracts (or fixed price). The major difference between them is that the cost plus contracts are usually those of indefinite delivery, and the contractor is paid a percent in addition to labour and materials cost. A cost Read more about Cost Plus Contracts: Cost Reimbursement Contracts in Government Procurement[…]