Author: James Kisielew

How the 2024 federal budget affects small businesses

Every year, the Canadian government announces its federal budget, which outlines its plans for how it will be spending money. Small businesses should pay close attention, because the new governmental policies and allocations can affect how they operate.  This year, the government is focused on helping small businesses achieve growth and stay competitive. The measures outlined…

How to get your small business ready for spring

It’s time for small businesses to shake off the winter blues and prepare for a fresh season of growth and opportunity. Spring brings with it a sense of renewal and rejuvenation, making it the perfect time to review, refresh, and revitalize your strategies. Here are a few tips to get your business ready for the…

OnDeck Canada Forges a New Path as Journey Capital

[Montreal, April 1, 2024] — OnDeck Canada unveiled a new identity, including a new name, logo, and tagline, as part of an extensive rebranding initiative. Starting today, the company has officially rebranded to Journey Capital. The new identity follows a 2022 management buyout and marks a new chapter for the company as it continues to…
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Boost your sales with upselling and cross-selling

Getting new customers is crucial to your business, but making the most of your existing customer base is just as important. Upselling and cross-selling are popular sales techniques that not only enhance your customers’ experience but can also boost your bottom line. The best part? Upselling and cross-selling are easy to do. With a few…

5 tips for small business success in 2024

Looking towards the future is essential for small business success. But if this next year is anything like the past few, it will be both challenging and unpredictable. So how do you set your business up for success moving forward? Getting insight on emerging trends is the first step. Here’s five tips for your small…
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2024 CEBA Repayment Guide: What you need to know

The latest Canada Emergency Business Account (CEBA) deadline for loan forgiveness has passed (January 18, 2024). However, if you applied for a refinancing loan on or before that date, you qualify for a special extension until March 28, 2024, to keep the forgivable portion of up to $20,000. If you didn’t apply for refinancing, you’ve…
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5 tips to scale your online business

As a small business owner, you’re always looking for ways to grow your business. However, while growth is good, it isn’t always sustainable. That’s why it’s important to learn how to scale your business – growth that is deliberate, sustainable, and long-term. Growing vs Scaling Your Business Growing your online business often focuses on getting…