7 deadly sins that kill startups

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In the business world, every move needs to be executed with great caution and calculation. Some deadly startup mistakes can mark the end of your startup venture, even before it has taken off. Here are the 7 biggest mistakes we’ve seen people make when starting a business, that we really don’t want you to make as well! Not validating your ...

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Six Resources Edmonton Entrepreneurs Can Use to Grow Their Startup

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Since Yardly started, we’ve come to the conclusion that Edmonton is a great place to be an entrepreneur. The people are open to new ideas, it’s easy to find talented individuals to work with, and the regulatory environment is decidedly business-friendly. However, one of the most understated benefits of doing business in the City of Champions are the many resources available for ...

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Start a successful business in Edmonton

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The way you start a business dictates how successful it can be. You have to start on a strong note, then your business will grow by leaps and bounds. If you just “wing it”, then your business will stumble and struggle to take off. This brings us to the topic at hand – How can you start your business so ...

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4 traits that make franchisee operations successful

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While starting a franchisee business may seem like the ultimate way to propel your business to success, it takes more than just signing on the dotted line and paying a royalty to a wildly successful franchisor to make it successful. The success of your franchisee depends largely on how you operate it and the amount of efforts and skills you ...

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Best Canadian Business Accelerators in 2016

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For quite a few of the previous posts, we have been harping about business incubators, but what about business accelerators? Business accelerators are perfect jump starters for any startup. They inject funds into startups, turning many struggling startups into full-fledged businesses and fast tracking their product cycle and entrance into the market. So, which are the best Canadian business accelerators ...

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Business Referrals in Edmonton

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Business Referrals for the win! According to Forbes Magazine, more than 8 out of 10 businesses don’t survive their first year. The reason for this overwhelming failure rate is just what you’d expect “lack of sales”. Simply put, a business with enough sales does not fail. So how do you get to that point? Let’s do some reverse engineering… In ...

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Edmonton Hotels….

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Annually Edmonton receives 7 million tourists. Known as the Festival City, places like Fort Edmonton Park, Galaxy land, West Edmonton Mall, and Edmonton Ski Club, ensures that Edmonton has plenty to offer its visitors. But interestingly, none of Edmonton hotels or B&Bs appear in Trivago’s Canada Top Hotel Awards. Furthermore, in the Top 10 Hotels in Alberta, only two hotels appear ...

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7 Reasons Edmonton makes the Perfect Startup City

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Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and also known as the Oil Capital of the Canada. Look to back in the annals of history and Edmonton was an important trading post that led to the exploration of Canada and the growth of communities. It is no doubt an important part of Alberta’s economy. So what makes Edmonton the perfect city ...

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Hottest Industries in Alberta

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Image source: therem-group.com The path to starting your own business is riddled with a plethora of questions. Which business should I start? Which industries are booming in Alberta? Where should I start? And so on. To help you make an informed decision, here is a quick scan of the hottest industries in Alberta. Petroleum engineering While Alberta’s Oil and Gas ...

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5 crowdfunding platforms to host your Canadian entrepreneurial idea

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While Kickstarter may seem like the most obvious choice, it is not the only one. Here are 5 crowdfunding platforms you can host your Canadian entrepreneurial idea on. Kickstarter Kickstarter is THE platform that has become synonymous with crowdfunding. This has resulted in it receiving a high volume of traffic from the public, which also has resulted in the platform ...

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