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Top 10 Reasons to Write a Business Plan
There are many reasons why a business plan should be prepared. Regardless of the specific reason, the underlying goal of preparing a business plan is to ensure the success of the business. Here are the main reasons why a business plan should be prepared. Are you ready to ask "what if?" ... Read more
January is as good a time as any to go over your past year's business indicators and determine what's working and what's not in your business and the industry. It's also a good time to get out there and network with other business owners to find out what's working for them, learn more about the current trends and to pass around a few... Read more
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Doug McLean and Norm Spann
Written by Danielle Cunningham
Fast Time Grand Prix outdoor NASkart experience celebrates its 2nd season of operation this spring. Doug McLean and Norm Spann’s dream race track took 7 years to plan, and 75 days to build, with persistence and the support of Community Futures Central Island. The two former Saratoga racers’ dreams materialized last June when a scale model took shape as a 35-turn road course with 1,600 feet of outdoor... Read more
Jean Geldert opened Catalyst Home Staging and Design, in Parksville, in the fall of 2014. A certified home staging and design company, they provide “affordable style” so that home owners can sell their property much more quickly.
In the beginning, like most small businesses, Geldert found it difficult to get the business rolling but with a start-up loan and some sound business advice, she was able to make things happen.
Because... Read more