How to start a business

Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
July 6, 2018
Start-Ups: Business Development FAQ

There is a lot to consider when starting your own business. At SongBird, we work with a lot of start-ups and small businesses to not only help them get on the right track, but also to build great strategies that set them up to grow successfully. Here are a few frequently asked questions that come […]

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In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
June 28, 2018
In-house or outsource: The startup dilemma

The startup dilemma about whether entrepreneurs should outsource certain tasks to professionals or keep everything internal is one that is debated about consistently. I might be biased because I think our SongBird team is pretty great, and we often work as a marketing and strategy extension to small and medium-sized businesses who don’t have internal […]

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5 ways to determine business success
Business, Strategy
June 21, 2018
5 ways to determine business success

Everyone has a different view of what business success means. The most common thing we see is that many business owners don’t really define what success is for them in ways that can be measured or tracked. How are you supposed to know if you are successful if you haven’t figured out what being successful […]

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7 steps to starting a successful business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
May 31, 2018
7 steps to starting a successful business

Starting a business can be scary. For some entrepreneurs, it can be really overwhelming when you think about the number of things that have to be accomplished. It’s important that you break the process down into steps so you approach it in smaller chunks rather than all at once. That way, you can enjoy small […]

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5 Phases of entrepreneurship
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
October 19, 2017
5 Phases of entrepreneurship

Did you ever read those “choose your own adventure” books as a kid? Where you got to certain points in the story where you could choose between two outcomes at a point of decision in the story line? There were usually at least two endings to those books. Entrepreneurship is a lot like those books. […]

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4 Promises to keep as an entrepreneur
Business, Entrepreneurship
October 12, 2017
4 Promises to keep as an entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship is about so much more than just starting a business. It takes planning and a lot of hard work to make it in the long run. Even if you set goals for yourself in the beginning, it can be easy to lose sight of why you started a business to begin with. That’s why […]

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9 Not-so-stupid questions you should ask before launching a business
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
October 5, 2017
9 Not-so-stupid questions you should ask before launching a business

If you’re thinking about starting a new business, here are a few things to consider before you take the plunge. 1: Am I ready to start a business? I am not sure if anyone is ever 100% ready to start a business because there is always some sort of risk. You need to decide whether […]

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7 Reasons Why Start-ups Fail… And How To Come Out Ahead
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
November 10, 2016
7 Reasons Why Start-ups Fail… And How To Come Out Ahead

While the idea of working for yourself, building something from scratch, and setting your own hours seems absolutely amazing, there is a flip side to the entrepreneurship coin, and it can be a bit dark and scary. Did you know that only half of Canadian start-up businesses survive the first five years? In 2013, there […]

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Collaboration is an Entrepreneur’s Best Friend
Business, Entrepreneurship, Strategy
November 5, 2015
Collaboration is an Entrepreneur’s Best Friend

As entrepreneurs, we are always looking to create something, whether it is a new business, or new opportunities for our current business. Where business is concerned, to generate momentum of any kind you have to be able to build relationships, whether it’s with your target audience, your team, your investors, or anyone who would affect […]

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It’s Good Business: How to Build a Good Foundation
Business
October 1, 2015
It’s Good Business: How to Build a Good Foundation

Have you ever thought about what your business would look like if you were to start one? Or maybe you are in the process of getting your business going and you aren’t sure if you missed anything. It’s important to have a good foundation built up before you even launch your business. It goes beyond […]

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