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Posted on: Dec 16, 2015
Cash flow, Video Marketing, Unconventional Entrepreneur, series 2. Check out what's coming in 2016!
Posted on: Dec 15, 2015
The Canada Job Grant is part of the Government of Canada and Government of Alberta's commitment to help address skills mismatches and ensure that employees are being trained in high-demand areas. It is in an employer's best interest to invest in developing the skills of their workforce, so they can get the job done and continue to operate. Under the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, employers will cover a minimum of one third of direct training costs, with up to a maximum of $10,000 in government contributions. To learn more and see how your company could benefit click on above title
Posted on: Dec 14, 2015
How does it work? The program will subsidize wages paid by employers to encourage summer employment opportunities for students. STEP will support students in gaining valuable work experience and skill-building opportunities.
Dec 11, 2015
Using Cash Flow as a Management Tool for your business. Cash flow entails the movement of funds in and out of a business. This information should be tracked on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. It is the life-blood of all businesses - particularly start-ups and small enterprises. You can be profitable but still not have cash on hand. Many businesses fail due lack of cash not profits. Knowing how the cash is flowing in and out of your business can make or break it. Learn how you can use a cash flow to manage risks and crunch times, identify shortfalls, monitor costs etc. Understanding what your cash flow statement is telling you about your business is critical. Date and time TBA
Using Video to Market Your Business. The average internet user watches an astounding 186 videos a month! Video engages people in a way that photos and text alone can't. For small business owners, using video in your marketing can bring faces, voices, personality and heart to your operation, while also demonstrating your authenticity. Learn how to use video to promote, brand, educate, and market your business. Not sure if it is for your business, how or what you would produce a video about? Make sure to watch for more details, dates and times.
The Unconventional Entrepreneur; Business Builder Program Series 2 details to be released in Jan.