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Women in Business

Being a woman starting a business has never been easier, however, there is still a long way to go in terms of bridging the divide between the number of successful male and female-led start-ups. From having trouble securing funding, obtaining childcare, or just being...

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Marketing Essentials

Making sure your business is seen by the people that want to use it is essential. Once you have your target market, how are you going to make sure that you have reached them effectively? Advertising takes many forms. Newspapers, magazines, radio, television, the...

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Building A Social Media Presence

Having a social media presence can help your company be identified by your customers and push your brand into their awareness. Companies that try to reach out to their customers through social media are using an inexpensive method of advertising. Making sure your...

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Technology in Business

It is undeniable that technology plays a large part in the day-to-day operation of any business these days- large or small. Technology can make things much simpler, smoothing out your operation and helping to make sure you serve your customers to the fullest of your...

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Learning Never Ends

Every great businessperson knows that learning is a life-long journey. You might need to become familiar with new technology, or just want to brush up on your existing skills. There are many options right here in Cornwall, SD & G, and Akwesasne to help you reach...

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The Value of Mentorship

Working at building a start-up or small business is hard emotionally and mentally. The long hours and the uncertainty can combine to cause intense stress. Remember to take time for your health. Having a mentor to help guide you through the process of starting a...

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The Importance of Networking

Networking is one of the most valuable tools in any businessperson’s toolbox and it never stops. Your network of family, friends, and business associates can help point you to different resources and offer your own experiences. Knowing the right people is not always...

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Location, Location, Location

Choosing a location for your business is not easy. Some people can operate from their homes and that is enough for their business, some people need a brick-and-mortar location for their customers to visit or space for a shop to make their products. Whatever your...

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Seeking Financing

Many small businesses and start-ups struggle in the financing stage if they do not know where to go to secure it or who to ask. Cash flow issues are cited as the top reason for up to 90% of start-up failures. The Governments of Canada and Ontario both options for...

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Hope for The Best, Plan for The Worst

Liability is not something most people want to think about when they are starting a new business, but it is important that while you hope for the best, you also need to plan for the worst. Insurance can protect your business from unforeseen problems like if an...

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Recent Posts

Ontario Extending Stay-at-Home Order Until June 2

With the new, more contagious variants continuing to pose significant risks, the Ontario government, in consultation with the Chief Medical Officer of Health, has extended the Stay-at-Home Order (O. Reg. 265/21) until at least June 2, 2021. All public health and...

Ontario Tourism and Travel Small Business Support Grant

The provides one-time payments of $10,000 to $20,000 to eligible small businesses in the tourism and travel sector. Businesses that received the Ontario Small Business Support Grant (OSBSG) are not eligible for the new grant. The OSBSG was designed to help businesses...

Need a ride to a Cornwall vaccine center?

The Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, Ontario Power Generation and Choice Taxi Cornwall have teamed up to provide complimentary rides to and from Cornwall vaccination centers. The Cornwall and Area Chamber of Commerce has received $10,000 in funding support from...

When Flexibility and Perseverance Pay Off

“Challenge? Bring it on.”—Monique Primeau-Lascelle The businesses Dazzling Costumes is a Cornwall-based retail and online store that sells an incredible array of costumes, accessories, and decor items. The challenge Raising a family of four kids—including one with...

STAY AT HOME ORDER EXTENDED

On April 30th the Ontario Government quietly extended the Stay at Home order from May 5th to May 19th. https://covid-19.ontario.ca/zones-and-restrictions

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