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July 31, 2019

The one element you need to achieve business success (it’s not what you think)

Michele Romanow, a TV star on Dragon’s Den and Co-founder of Clearbanc, was a keynote speaker at deBanked CONNECT Toronto on July 25th. Read about what she feels in the one element you need to achieve business success.
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July 17, 2019

Six reasons why your small business should consider a term loan

Small businesses need cash flow to operate and grow, but many fundraising strategies come at a hefty price. Learn all about term loans, and to decide whether this product is right for you and your small business.
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June 30, 2019

The three challenges keeping Canadian small business owners up at night

We conducted a market research study open to small business owners and operators across the country. Now, the results are in. Read on to discover which three issues are most concerning Canadian small business owners, and how you might handle them.
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June 15, 2019

7 Tips to Avoid Spoiled Inventory

With an inventory management system in place, businesses can optimize their workflows and their product spend in order to keep goods moving and avoid spoiled food.
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May 31, 2019

What to do When Competitors Undercut Your Prices

When competitors undercut your prices, it’s tempting to engage in a price war. Here are some reasons why that strategy might backfire, and a look at some alternate battle methods.
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May 16, 2019

Google reviews: Why you should request reviews from your customers (and how to make the ask)

Google is by far the largest search engine on Earth so you want to be prominent in their listings. Showing up on Google’s results pages is important but there’s another Google tool being used to attract customers: Google reviews. Read on to discover why Google reviews are the new marketing must-do for small businesses.
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April 30, 2019

10 Ways to Survive Slow Times

Seasonal slowdowns are a common occurrence for many small-business owners. Here are some tips on how to survive the slow months and make the most of your time until sales spike again.
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March 31, 2019

5 Ways the Canadian Tariffs on U.S. Goods Will Impact Small Business

It could be several years before the Canadian economy feels the fallout from the Canadian tariffs, but it’s imperative that companies stay one step ahead and address the potential impacts of the Canadian tariffs to small business now.
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February 28, 2019

Increase your average receipt with POP sales

Point-of-purchase sales, coupled with compelling displays and meaningful marketing, have the power to increase revenues. Here’s how to make POP offers work for your business.
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January 31, 2019

Get more sales from your shelves: 5 visual merchandising tips for retailers

There is more to merchandising than placing inventory onto the nearest shelf. Some experts espouse that there’s a science behind your product displays. One thing we can all agree on though is retailers who amplify their in-store displays see an increase in sales and profits.
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  1. You must have annual gross sales of over $100,000 
  2. Your business has to be in operation for at least 6 months.
  3. No start-ups, construction, home businesses, online businesses, funeral homes, furniture or jewellery stores and cheque cashing businesses. You must have a storefront or professional office space.
  4. No open bankruptcies
    Bad credit isn’t a problem—many of our customers have less than perfect credit scores, but we cannot accept applicants with open bankruptcies.

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