Business Growth Resources

Whether you’re planning to import/export, explore expansion strategies or overcome growing pains these resources can help you grow your business.

This Cash Flow Template is a simple excel file that allows you to forecast your cash flow.

Date: 2018/09/19

To many people, strategic planning is something meant only for big businesses, but it is equally applicable to small businesses. Strategic planning is matching the strengths of your business to available opportunities. To do this effectively, you need to collect, screen and analyze information about the business environment. You also need to have a clear […]

Date: 2018/03/12

The Gender Fair Index App ranks a company’s gender diversity initiatives so you can make purchasing decisions based on a company’s demonstrated commitment to gender equality.

Date: 2018/03/12

This guide is intended to help BC business owners make decisions about business growth that are right for them. It provides an overview of important factors to think about and lists available resources for doing more research and getting advice. You’ll work through a five-step process you can use to make decisions about growing your […]

Date: 2018/03/12

Connecting Canada’s small and medium sized businesses to save on products & services, events, learning, and tools for growth.  SOHO Business Group is recognized as Canada’s #1 national business-to-business resource and network providing a unique model for entrepreneurs, executives and business professionals to connect and do business with each other.

Link: SOHO
Date: 2018/03/09

Created by The Canadian Trade Commissioner Service This guide will help you conduct market research on an international scale to help you solidify potential export opportunities and avoid the risk of entering the wrong market. It includes factors that you should consider when profiling a potential international market, as well as common challenges that you […]

Date: 2018/01/25

From the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service The Step-by-Step Guide to Exporting will help you get your business export-ready and well positioned for commercial success abroad. Learn the essential principles of exporting whether you are a novice, intermediate or advanced exporter. The Guide will help you to: Be more competitive. Apply proven export strategies. Sell to more […]

Date: 2018/01/09

News and information.  Click here to get to their information sessions and seminars in BC.  Click here for border information regarding travel. Canada Border Services Agency has information tailored to meet the border and trade information needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), these resources will help SMEs comply with CBSA requirements.

Date: 2015/10/26

Every big company was once a small company.  Some companies find the jump from “mom and pop shop” to “corporate entity” excruciatingly difficult; others experiencing exponential growth make the transition smoothly.  To determine if there is a formula for dealing with rapid growth, we interviewed three company executives who have reached the point of upsizing. […]

Date: 2014/01/22

Frequently asked question:  Why am I always so short of cash, even though I’m selling more than ever before?  The quick answer is that you are so short of cash BECAUSE things are going so well with your business. While this may sound impossible, rapid growth often causes cash strain on your business.  Here’s why.

Date: 2014/01/22