Category Archives: Small Business Tips

Guide to Selling Locally Online: Facebook Marketplace, TikTok Stores and More 

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Selling online presents a seemingly endless world of options – from Amazon, Etsy, Kijiji, Facebook Marketplace, Facebook shops, websites, Instagram shops, TikTok stores and more. And those are just the ones off the top of my head. Given all the options, it can get hard to figure out which ones are best for what. Where […]

6 Small Business Tips to Maximize your Potential

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6 Small Business Tips that will help you on your entrepreneurial journey. Because we know it’s HARD! Let’s first take a look at just how hard, before delving into some solutions. Yup – small businesses are everywhere. But that doesn’t mean that they always succeed. In fact, statistics show that the small business failure rate […]

Small Business Myth Busting: 7 Common Misconceptions

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Even just one small business myth, unchecked, can have a serious impact on your success as an entrepreneur. How? Well, you may unconsciously pass on this myth to your employees or customers without even realizing. And other small business myths take the form of rumours that you’ve read online or you’ve heard from other business […]

How to Shop Local in a Time of Inflation

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How to Shop Local in a Time of Inflation. You know it, I know it, and it seems everyone’s talking about it – prices for everything are rising fast. In June, Canada’s inflation rate spiked to a record-breaking 8.1%. That’s an increase of 7.1% compared to the previous year. Those gas prices that seem to […]

Sustainable Grocery Shopping: What You Can Do to Help

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Sustainability is one of the most important issues that the world faces today. As our use of plastics increase to astronomical amounts, we are observing how our harmful use of plastics can contaminate not just our environments, but every single microbial being that inhabits it. Frankly, grocery stores are no exception to this trend. Your […]

Effective and Doable Online Marketing Ideas for Local Small Business

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Online marketing for small local businesses You already know that online marketing, including social media marketing, is a must for your small local business. Heck, you’ve probably even taken a course or workshop on the topic. And let me guess what you learned: Post daily! Create and keep on top of a marketing content calendar! […]