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Giving up control to accept success: advice from Cold Comfort Ice Cream

As their tagline promises, Cold Comfort Ice Cream has been “Doing whatever the hell we feel like since 2010”. Sticking to her outside-the-carton thinking has served Owner and Founder Autumn…

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Building purpose into your business: advice from Period Aisle

“Don’t grow for the sake of growth, or sell products for the sake of capitalism.” Says CEO and co-founder of Period Aisle Suzanne Siemens, “Start your business with a meaningful…

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A small and steady start ends in bigger gains: advice from Iron Alley Gym

Becoming a successful business owner doesn’t happen overnight. Especially in a venture completely outside your element. Sharon Prokophuk, co-owner of Iron Alley Gym learned that pretty quickly. In 2018 she…

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It’s not business, it’s family: advice from Pajo’s Fish & Chips

The brainchild of Patricia (Pat) Branch, Pajo’s Fish & Chips first set sail in 1985 and has been owned and operated by her family since. But the definition of family-owned…

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Partnership and perseverance: advice from Studiothink

“We don’t do mediocre.” said Creative Director and Founder of Studiothink Sherry Jacobi, “And not just in work. It goes beyond that.” Headquartered in Cloverdale, Jacobi and her business partner…

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Retaining employees and keeping them happy during trying times—a pandemic plan

Curbside sales, ecommerce strategies, staff layoffs—it’s been a rollercoaster year for many Canadian small business owners. Events like a global pandemic can take their toll on an enterprise, from both…

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Owner know-how: Should I invest through my corporation or on my own?

Many business owners who are passionate about what they do often have trouble separating themselves from their company. But as tax time approaches, some Canadian small business owners and professionals…

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A guide to cybercrime prevention for small business

Protecting your business from fraud is always a priority, but now is an especially important time to revisit your cybersecurity precautions. For many small businesses, online activity is up due…

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BC Small Business Holiday Gift Guide

T’is the season for spreading festive cheer to those we love–and at Coast Capital, there’s no one we love more than our members. To help get the word out about…

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Let’s give credit to small business

Do you give credit the credit it deserves? If you’re planning to start your own business, or even grow your existing one, credit can be instrumental to your success. And…

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All about small business accounts

As a small business owner, you probably encounter a lot of overlap between your business and personal finances. At first glance, it may seem simpler to just have one bank…

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How to manage your business’s cash flow

As a small business owner, you’re managing cash coming in and out of your business all day. From the smallest transaction to your monthly storefront rent payment, you need to…

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