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You can always learn something new—Sponsor spotlight on Hubdoc

BY Shelly Lingor ON Oct 18, 2018

Supporting the thriving community around us is a critical part of our business mission, and our partners and friends at Hubdoc (based in Toronto) feel the same way.

How common is breast cancer?

BY Shelly Lingor ON Oct 17, 2018

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. If you don’t already know somebody who’s dealt with this disease, you will.

Top 7 mistakes that get new businesses into trouble

BY Shelly Lingor ON Oct 17, 2018

Ideally, every business begins by putting some basic processes and structures into place that ensure legal compliance and set you up for long-term success. In practice, so many new organizations start from a less stable place. It’s not uncommon for a business to start growing from someone’s garage, or maybe the founder just doesn’t have the capacity to look into all the administrative details.

How to start a business

BY Shelly Lingor ON Oct 08, 2018

If you’re like most entrepreneurs, you want to start a business because you’re passionate about something. Maybe you’ve found a new way to solve an age-old problem, or you have an incredibly creative and unique product. Maybe you’ve identified a gap in a market you’re dealing with every day and know the best possible way to fill it. Maybe you’re just sick of working for the man!

Buddy Check Virtual 12k: Who's ready to run?

BY Shelly Lingor ON Oct 02, 2018

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Early detection saves lives” in reference to some form of cancer. Have you ever stopped to think about what it means in your life? Does it motivate you to go in for regular screenings and check yourself at home?

Does your business need cloud accounting software?

BY Shelly Lingor ON Sep 17, 2018

Unless your small business is an accounting business, chances are you don’t relish spending time sitting down to do the books. Traditional desktop small business accounting software packages don’t help, either. They’re clunky, take a lot of manual labor to keep up to date, and seem to always need updates. Many businesses start out with the best of intentions when it comes to bookkeeping, but...

Why the cloud isn’t just for millennials and hipsters

BY Shelly Lingor ON Jul 18, 2018

Listen, we get it. All these crazy new technology fads can feel a little, well, annoying. Can’t I just do things the way I’ve always done them? Why do I need to put everything on the cloud? Isn’t that how hackers found all those embarrassing celebrity photos? My way or the highway and that’s just fine with me, thankyouverymuch.

Does your business have SMART goals?

BY Shelly Lingor ON Jun 13, 2018

If you’ve decided to start a business, you’re going to find yourself focusing on your creative idea—the thing you’re so passionate about doing that you’ve decided to make it your livelihood. That’s where you’re the expert. There are, however, a whole mess of other things you should do if you’re really serious about running a successful venture. A good place to start: SMART goals.

Xero + Stripe: Helping Business Owners Get Paid Quickly, Safely and Securely

BY Shelly Lingor ON Feb 13, 2018

Xero recently announced the next phase of its partnership with Stripe: enabling Xero customers to accept Automated Clearing House (ACH) bank transfers via its integration with Stripe.

Game of Phone: 5 Great Apps for Entrepreneurs

BY Barbara Jenkins ON Jan 23, 2018

We check our phones about 85 times a day. Chances are, you’re reading this on one right now – or it won’t be long till you check it again. A staggering 70% of internet traffic now comes from mobile devices.