March 16, 2020: Please note that our office is currently closed as a proactive measure to limit further transmission of the Coronavirus, known as COVID-19. We will still be available via email and conference calls for all our clients.
The Centre for Business, in partnership with the Town of Collingwood and Rappid Software Design Inc., are investigating the option of starting an accelerator in Collingwood. There is significant evidence that accelerators can expedite the growth of small businesses and have a positive impact on the communities in which they are located. An accelerator, focusing… Continue reading
Come celebrate our 2nd Annual Holiday Punch Event! Join local entrepreneurs and business owners, coaches and mentors for a festive, light-hearted party to close out this year and decade! Make new friends and forge the business connections you are looking for. Make sure your bring your business cards, flyers and brochures! Celebrate you successes, share… Continue reading
Pasta is known for being one of the greatest comfort foods of all time. However, with the recent shift towards living a healthier lifestyle, many people are hesitant to grab a fork and dig into that big bowl of mac ‘n cheese. Wanting to create a product that would allow people to feel good about… Continue reading
Are you a small business looking to get a business loan but are daunted at having to write a business plan for the loan application? Here are 5 simple steps to writing a better plan. Do your research Research and analyze your product or service, your market and your objective. Ask yourself, will my business… Continue reading
by Sandra Kahale Networking can be a real boost to your business. But it takes more than reciting your elevator pitch and handing out business cards to succeed. The real power of networking doesn’t lie in small talk and stacks of business cards, but rather in real conversations, real connections, and the opportunity to… Continue reading
Steering Through Change: A Handbook to Help Ontario Business Understand and Manage Bill 148 The handbook outlines the potential risks employers can expect from Bill 148, and offers human resources and operational strategies to help mitigate the impact. Bill 148 will bring in a number of reforms to Ontario’s current labour and employment standards laws,… Continue reading
Does Your Business Have a Mentor? Businesses That Have Mentors Double Their Survival Rates Having a business mentor is an opportunity to benefit from the experience of seasoned business professionals to overcome challenges, grow your business, improve your knowledge base, and achieve business success. While more than half of all businesses fold within the first… Continue reading