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Welcome to the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce’s Business Toolbox. This is a set of tools to help run your business built with a Cornwall focus.

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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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