Launching a Side Hustle or How to Start a Business for Under $250

For most wannapreneurs (wannabe entrepreneurs), coming up with the right business idea is often the biggest obstacle. But sometimes an opportunity falls in your lap that you didn’t consider before. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur, having started seven different businesses over the years, and this recently happened to me....

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StartUP Sault Founder Receives 2017 Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award

August 25, 2017| Sault Ste. Marie, ON –  Nevin Buconjic was recognized yesterday by Startup Canada as a regional winner (Ontario) of the Startup Canada Entrepreneur Promotion Award, for advancing​ the​ environment​ ​and​ culture​ ​for​ entrepreneurship​ ​in​ ​Canada. Buconjic accepted the award at a red carpet ceremony in Ottawa attended...

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Sault Ste. Marie Needs More Entrepreneurs

StartUP Sault Ste. Marie recently celebrated three years as a catalyst for building a supportive and knowledgeable “Startup Community” in Sault Ste. Marie. Through our partnerships, activities, programs and tools, StartUP Sault Ste. Marie has worked to engage local entrepreneurs, facilitated the sharing of knowledge, helped educate the business community...

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Building a Thriving Small Business Sector in Sault Ste. Marie

Sault Ste. Marie has a long history in manufacturing and harnessing natural resources to produce everything from steel, forest products, and even renewable energy. Our community learned long ago that relying solely on resource-based industry and manufacturing has its challenges. Sault Ste. Marie has worked hard (through initiatives like Destiny...

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Small Businesses Can be a Great Tax Write-Off

There are many reasons to start a business — to earn extra money, be your own boss, do something you love, even change the world. But as we approach tax time, many of you may not realize that a small business can provide significant tax benefits as well. Because a...

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Building a Thriving Small Business Sector in Northern Ontario

Originally published on www.northernontariobusiness.com, April 24, 2015 The importance of small business to Northern Ontario cannot be overstated. Northern Ontario is a region heavily dependent on resource-based industry, from mining and forestry to steel. Our economies ebb and flow with the cycles of big business and industry. Most of our...

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Anyone Can Start a Business – Why Not You?

“Building a business is not rocket science; it’s about having a great idea and seeing it through with integrity.” – Sir Richard Branson As the tremendously successful entrepreneur, Richard Branson states in the above quote, starting and building a business isn’t rocket science — in fact much of it is...

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