small business idea

Recognize Great Business Opportunities and "Fail-Safe" Yourself for Success

Being able to realize and quickly act is a “fail-safe” way to capitalize on business opportunities and those that practice this are the ones who are the most successful today.
A small idea is not necessarily small
There is no such thing as a small idea anymore, you do not know how big that idea can really become. In fact, there are many people who came out with many such small ideas today, even much to their surprise and delight they have found out that these ideas have turned out to be great ones which have made them very successful and filthy rich too.
The truth is that an idea, no matter how small it may look, could turn out to be a fabulous business idea. Look at our dear friend, Steve Jobs.
Where do you get great business opportunities?
You start by studying the market. Do a lot of …

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financial service

Are You Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft?

Prior to the dawn of the Internet the term identity theft would conjure up images of pick pockets and dumpster diving. With the advent of the information age, Identity fraud or impersonation has steadily become a much more prevalent crime in our society. In Canada 20% of us have been victims of identity theft. Who wants a collection call regarding an overdue amount on a card you never knew you had? Educating yourself is the best deterrent.
What’s in your trash? Identity thieves obtain your information from the items you put at your curb on trash day, and even from the receipts you throw out in a public garbage can. Even an out of date Mortgage statement or a tax statement has enough information on it to get them started in duplicating your identity. The solution is simple, shred or destroy anything that has your name on it prior to …

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business plan

Writing a Business Plan: Do It Yourself or Hire Someone?

If you are interested in starting your own business you should carefully consider writing a business plan. This is a vital step in starting a successful business; it is a roadmap outlining how you plan to maintain and grow your business. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 90% of businesses fail in the first 4 years. Even if you do not need funding to start your business you should write a plan for yourself. This will allow you to see if your ideas are realistic and if a profit can be made.
Preparing a business plan can be an especially complex, nerve-racking, and time consuming process. Whether you are planning to write this yourself or hire someone, there are several things you need to know. Learning what components are involved in a business plan and where to find help will make this process less stressful and quite a …

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financial service

How to Build Credit for New Immigrants or If You Have to, For Yourself

It’s very difficult to know where to start to build credit when you don’t have any. Financial institutions and creditor’s see new immigrants and people born here who have no credit at all as a high risk since they often don’t have any history to support their request for credit. If you search Google for “Canada Credit Cards” you will find more helpful information to help you along. Here are a few simple ways to get your credit started and to improve your credit so that lending Institutions and Creditor’s will start to give you a chance and approve you for credit.
Understand how credit works.
Get a credit report through Equifax or Trans Union to see what you have associated with your name. Sometimes you may not know you already have some positive credit created and sometimes you will find out you have a few things that are looked …

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