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October 12, 2018

Small Business News for October 12, 2018

With the new NAFTA and gyrating markets, it is an interesting time for small business in Canada. We round up some of the top stores for the week.
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May 5, 2018

Is The Economy Getting Better or Worse?

It is a strange time to be running a business in Canada right now. Conflicting signals are making it difficult to predict where this is all going to end up. Arguably, you could say that this applies to any period in time but it seems particularly pertinent now. Let's examine some of the mixed signals.
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February 13, 2018

Is Trump Bluffing on NAFTA?

It is with great concern that business owners in Canada have watched the developments south of the border. If Trump follows through with his threat to cancel NAFTA it would deliver a shock to the Canadian economy that would ripple across all industries. Justin Trudeau, diametrically opposed to Trump on pretty much all levels you can think of, has had to genuflect to the president in a way that he has probably found distasteful in order to try and preserve NAFTA. But in all likelihood NAFTA will be around for a long time to come.
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Opinion

September 21, 2017

How We Feel About the Proposed Small Business Tax Changes

While the federal Liberal government has not finalized the new small business tax rules, we feel that there is enough clarity on their proposed changes to offer an initial opinion. At the Canada Business Store our goal is to support entrepreneurs, so that is the framework in which we are analyzing the new tax regime.
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August 21, 2017

What is the Best TD Visa For Small Business?

In today's blog we take a look at two small business Visa reward cards offered by TD bank. One has a fee and the other does not, and we are going to help you decide which one is best for you.
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Small bus news

August 11, 2017

Small Business News for August 11, 2017

Before we round up the latest news in Canadian small business we wanted to let you know that you can now indicate that the business you are listing on the site is a franchise. Just one more way we are making the Canada Business Store the best place to buy or sell a business in Canada.
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July 19, 2017

Should You Be Worried About New Tax Rules?

The federal government and likely the provinces are planning to clamp down on doctors and lawyers creating Canadian private corporations for the sole purpose of tax avoidance. But it might also cause a lot of pain for legitimate small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) in Canada.
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July 17, 2017

Five Ways Trump May Hurt Canadian Business

It is hard to think of a politician who creates more controversy than Donald Trump. Just the mention of his name is enough to start an argument at a lot of dinner tables. But politics aside, small and medium sized business owners (SMBs), whatever their political viewpoint, need to come to terms with how their business might be impacted by a Trump presidency. In this article look at five reasons why Trump might make the next four years difficult for Canadian entrepreneurs.
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July 12, 2017

Worried About Dying Young? Buy a Business

We all have the stereotypical image of an entrepreneur. Someone who may be successful financially but works insane hours, rarely sees their family, and due to poor eating and lifestyle habits is in bad health. Basically a few more servings of poutine away from a fatal heart attack.
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July 5, 2017

Free Business for Sale Listing on the Canada Business Store

It is no secret that there are quite a few business for sale listing websites for the Canadian market. Each have their advantages and disadvantages, but unlike the Canada Business Store, none of them are free to list a business for sale. Of course some offer a "free" business listing option next to their paid ads, but then your ad ends up somewhere on the bottom and no one sees it.
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Small bus news

May 10, 2017

Small Business News for May 10, 2017

Hey everyone, we now have over 1000 followers on our Facebook page! Thanks for your support and helping us reach this milestone. We continue to work hard to make the Canada Business Store the best place to buy or sell a Canadian business. Lot of interesting things going on in the world of Canadian small business, keep reading to see what is new.
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Joii

April 24, 2017

An Interview With the Founder of Joii, An Innovative New Business Tool

It is likely that many business owners that decide to list on the Canada Business Store have also considered keeping it within the family and passing it on to the next generation. But intergenerational transfers of businesses can be fraught with pitfalls, from emotional stress to disagreements on the direction of the business. A new Canadian online software company, Joii, founded by entrepreneur Maxime Paulhus Gosselin, aims to make this process much easier. I recently had the pleasure of speaking with him to learn more about this exciting new venture.
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Spotlight

March 29, 2017

Get Featured on the Canada Business Store Blog

Since we launched the Canada Business Store in February our site has already started to grow. We have lots of new listings, close to 700 Facebook followers and our daily visits to the site continue to increase. So with that in mind, we would like to offer everyone a great way to increase your exposure to our audience.
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March 24, 2017

Small Business News for March 24, 2017

New listings are being added every day to the Canada Business Store. Click here to see what is new. With the new federal budget out lots of exciting news in Canadian small business. Click continue to see what's new.
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March 20, 2017

Tips on How To Create an Effective Directory Listing

We have some great listings on the Canada Business Store with more being added each day. So we thought it would be a good time to offer some tips on how to create an effective directory listing for your business. Selling your business effectively involves the same type of sales work that you used to grow your own company, and just like anything in life you get out what you put in.
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Robot jobs

March 13, 2017

Buy a Business Before a Robot Takes Your Job

Even though the Internet has had a profound impact on society in the last twenty years, we could be in for much bigger changes very soon. It is estimated that automation will eliminate 6 percent of existing jobs by 2021, and that will be just the start.
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March 10, 2017

Small Business News for March 10, 2017

New listings are being added every day to the Canada Business Store. Click here to see what is new. Below is the latest and greatest news in the world of Canadian small business.
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March 8, 2017

Should You Buy a Franchise or an Independent Business?

If you are planning to purchase a business one of the biggest decisions you will need to make is whether to purchase a franchise or an independent business. An honest assessement of your personality might be the best way to help make this decision.
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March 3, 2017

Small Business News for March 3, 2017

Hey everyone out there across the frozen north. We have been excited to see some new listings in the Canada Business Store. Please make sure to check them out, definitely some great opportunities out there. Click here to see what is new.
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Breaking up

March 1, 2017

Breaking Up is Hard to Do

Most entrepreneurs that have built a successful business have likely spent more time on it than pretty much anything else in their life, other than maybe school and family. So after all those late nights and years of back breaking work it can be hard not to get too attached. And that is why most business owners are setting themselves up for failure.
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Businessbroker

February 23, 2017

Should You Use a Business Broker to Sell Your Business?

You can list your business for free on the Canada Business Store, but you also might be asking yourself whether you should engage a business broker as well. As with all things in life, you get what you pay for, but for the most part a business broker can be an important part of your business exit strategy.
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Buyersmarket

February 21, 2017

Is There a Buyer's Market Coming?

I can remember when I was in school in the 1980's that my teachers used to talk about how when the baby boomers began to retire and sell their houses that the property market and stock market would crash. Well both did crash since then but I think you could argue that the reasons they did (and subsequently recovered) had nothing to do with baby boomers retiring. In fact, economists have been surprised at how long baby boomers have decided to remain in their current homes and resisted downsizing.
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February 15, 2017

Just Bought A Business and Need $100,000?

If you have just purchased a business and find yourself in need of a quick injection of cash, then you might want to take a look at the BDC.
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February 13, 2017

Getting Social - Selling Your Business in Canada

You can't ignore the power of social media when it comes to pretty much any financial transaction these days. So listing your business on the Canada Business Store should not be any different.
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Firstplace

February 10, 2017

What will the first business for sale be?

Since we launched our website yesterday we have been tracking the traffic and we have already received a lot of visitors from across Canada. So clearly there is a lot of interest in buying or selling a business in this great country of ours. But we still don't have a listing - what business will be the first?
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February 9, 2017

Welcome to the Canadian Business Store

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Canadian Business Store. An exciting new way for entrepreneurs to list their business for sale and prospective buyers to find them. And the best part is that there is no charge to post a listing.
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