Domain Name Jail

I’ve been having a fun couple of weeks wrestling with domains. It is really important that your domain name is similar to the name of your business. It’s so important that I advise my business plan clients to search for and register all “dot” com and “dot” ca domains that are a close match for […]

PNP Business Plans

Provincial Nominee Program – Business Plans Canada is a nation that has depended and is still dependent on immigrants. One avenue from immigration to Canada is to apply as a business immigrant. Some of the business immigration requirements for British Columbia (BC) are for the person to either create or invest in a business that […]

Spend Money To Make Money

You have to speculate to accumulate. Business is all about taking risks. Smart business people understand that life is a risky business. A finite (but small) percentage of people slip as they get out of bed and bruise themselves on the floor. Does this mean that you shouldn’t get up? Of course not. The risk […]

How Much Does A Business Plan Cost?

I get asked that question every day. Like any good business consultant, and I am a good consultant 🙂 , I answer that question with the only possible answer: It depends. The cost of a business plan bears a strong relationship to the amount of work that’s necessary to produce the business plan. Many business […]

Business Class Immigrants to Canada

For all that we Canadians complain about the weather, the taxes we pay or our economy, we are amazingly fortunate to live in Canada. And for those of us who run a small business, we have even more blessings. Yes, we have red tape and municipal governments and provincial governments and a federal government … […]