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Understand Bureaucracy

In recent dealings with several large financial institutions, I learned about bureaucracy – and how to work with one. Forced to enter discussions with them, I was overwhelmed by the volume of paperwork and the miles of red tape that seemed to be targeted at making my inquiries impossible to be answered. With one employee […]

The Best Location For Your Business

A common question when starting a business is in regard to choosing a jurisdiction under which to operate. For example, here in Canada you can incorporate provincially or federally. In the US, you can incorporate in any of the states, provided you meet their requirements. Other countries will allow you to form a corporation under […]

Where Does Your Loyalty Lie?

I was reading the expose in the Wall Street Journal on how Facebook applications have been discovered to be sharing more information about the users of those applications than people may have realized. This is not the first time, and I suspect not the last time, that the giant social networking site will be criticized […]

Small Business and Small Business

A conversation recently with my insurance broker had me highlighting a problem in the economies of Canada and the US, to which policy is seemingly being addressed, but in reality is not. We are aware, of course, that small businesses play a significant role in our economies, employing large numbers of people and contributing in […]

True Source of Funding in Canada

In a discussion this week with the owner of another company, I was surprised to hear the following fact: It’s easier to borrow $5 million than it is to borrow $50 thousand. In fact, if all you want is $50,000 then most lending institutions are not really interested in your business. Surprised, I went to […]

The Rules of the Game

There are few, if any, situations in life which do not have rules. Sometimes the rules are vague, others are very specific. But there are always rules, although a new inductee into the field may not be able to discern them. Business has its own set of rules. Some govern how we advertise our business […]

Invest in the Little Guy

In a previous article, I wrote that most people work for small businesses, and that such businesses are the source of most new jobs in pretty much any economy. As such, it is amazing how short-sighted some governments can be when it comes to spending stimulus dollars. I’ll illustrate this with an example that I […]

Immigrate to the USA and Start a Company

I was introduced yesterday to a group of people who are looking to assist in reforms to the US Immigration Legislation – to make it easier for people to immigrate to the US and start companies. For my Canadian readers, I’m not sure what the situation is here, but it’s definitely something worth considering as […]