Can a Non-Citizen Start a Business in Canada?

It stands to reason that recent immigrants in Canada hope to take advantage of the country’s prosperous opportunities. However, many are unsure if they can legally open a business in Canada without first becoming a citizen. And applying for Canadian citizenship is often a costly and time-consuming process, despite the many benefits one may reap once their application is approved.

Office buildings in Canada

If you’re currently awaiting your approval or you’re not ready to move forward with your application quite yet, you will probably be pleased to learn that you are completely capable of starting your own business in Canada without being a citizen.…

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Entrepreneurship: 3 Myths and Misconceptions About Starting Your Own Business

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the USA as each month the number of entrepreneurs is growing. Whether a person just starts something small on the side for extra income, or quits their job and works at their business full-time, it seems like starting a business is a popular way to make money. It’s easy to see why.

Myths about entrepreneurship

When we think about starting a business, we think of the fact we can set our own hours, be our own bosses and be in total control of our lives and business. While this is the case for some and starting a business can be an awesome thing, it’s not all peaches and cream.…

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How to Choose the Right Kind of Business for You

When it comes to launching a business idea and starting a business, getting it off the ground can be tricky. It takes a lot of hard work and determination to turn an innovative idea into a successful business and there are some big decisions you have to make in this process.

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Here is how you can make sure you choose the right business for you.

Follow Your Passion

Although it may sound like a cliche, whatever your potential business idea may be, you need to ensure that you are passionate about it. If you are just in it for the money, then chances are that you’re not going to have the drive required to sustain the business throughout its early days.…

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Finding Your Flavour – How to Get Into the World of Hospitality

The hospitality industry is all about the relationship between a guest and a host. If you’re looking to get into the food and beverage world, there are a number of considerations to keep in mind before taking out a loan or making a large investment.

Find Your Size

The food and beverage industry offers a wide variety of opportunities for businesses of all sizes. Choosing which size is best for you can be a huge factor in your success and longevity in the industry. It’s important to start small to avoid taking on more than you can handle, but be sure to organise your business so that you create the room to grow and scale up your business as you find your feet and sales being to increase.…

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7 Real Truths On Being Your Own Boss

Self-employment and having your own business are the new black when it comes to dream jobs. More than 57 million people freelance in the US alone. And, by 2027 freelancers will make the majority of the American workforce.

Start a business and be your own boss

Yet, being your own boss doesn’t always mean things are smooth as silk. So, take some time to research what’s this all about before quitting your full-time job. Otherwise, you risk losing your living standards and ending up looking for a new job sooner than you think. Let’s take a closer look.

Getting Rich Overnight? It Isn’t Going to Happen

If your first thought about freelancing is never-ending piles of money, then this isn’t the right path for you.…

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How to Find Money to Start Your Own Business

Entrepreneurial endeavors are becoming more and more commonplace as technology continues to place the tools to do the job in the hands of regular people. The path to starting your own business is no longer shrouded in obscurity.

Business start up funding

The steps are easy to figure out, and with a quick online search, you could be on your way to business ownership within a few days (though we would not recommend moving that quickly through the process). The problem is, how to fund your new business?

Take a few moments now, and check out some of the most effective ways to use the internet to find the money to start your own business.…

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How to Start Your Own Online Business

The Internet has leveled the playing field for all and makes it much easier for anyone to start their own online business. But where do you start?

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Your Business Plan

If you have made the decision to start an online business, you probably already have a business idea but will need to do some research to access the viability of your idea. Some important areas of research are:

  • Is there a need for your product or service?
  • Who is your target market?
  • Who are your competitors?
  • What makes your business different than your competitors?

It is better to do your research before embarking on launching a business so that you don’t spend your time and money on a business idea that won’t be successful.…

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How College Students Can Start Their Very Own Small Businesses

As a college student it probably seems like you have little time to do anything but study and work. The free time that you do have, you probably have to spend studying, doing homework, doing laundry, or grocery shopping. Even when you do find the time to hang out with friends or spend an evening out on the town, you probably don’t even have that much money to burn. It takes money to have fun in college and with the cost of books, tuition, and other living expenses it probably seems like you will never get ahead financially.

College students

With all that being said, you might be surprised to learn that there are a variety of different ways that college students can start their very own small businesses to help supplement their income.…

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Tips for Immigrants Who Want to Start a Small Business

One role immigrants don’t get enough good publicity about in the news is the fact that immigrant entrepreneurs play a huge role in hiring a large swath of the U.S. labor force. The exact numbers are staggering, too. Nearly 6 million workers are employed by immigrant-owned businesses, according to a report released by the New American Economy.1

Immigrant business owner

While starting up a business as an immigrant in the U.S. has its challenges, those who take the entrepreneurial plunge can also find sweet success from doing so, as well.

“Our system certainly doesn’t make it easy for immigrant entrepreneurs—but still, immigrants work hard, they start businesses, and they create jobs for American workers,” said John Feinblatt, Chairman of New American Economy.

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10 Steps to Starting a Business in Boston

Boston is popular for its elaborate education system. It is home to more than 30 colleges and universities.

Boston is the largest and among the oldest cities in Massachusetts. The city has maintained its identity over the years while at the same time keeping up with current trends.

Female entrepreneur in Boston, MA

The large number of graduates attracts entrepreneurs to the city because they are assured of a qualified workforce. The resources and local support from other investors make Boston one the best places to do business.

If you want to establish a profitable business in the City, here are the steps to follow.

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