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Posts by Matt Peterson

Cybersecurity tips to protect your small business

Cybersecurity is a big topic, and many small business owners might be surprised to know that your own people are your biggest security threat. Today’s hackers try to lure people into giving secure...

Jul 27, 2020

COVID-19 info for small business owners

We have outlined the different programs offered by the government to help you understand what initiatives apply to you. Our goal was to explain everything in plain language, so you can find the...
Jul 15, 2020

10 Questions with Mel McKay: How to Build Community

Mel McKay is a freelance ad writer, instructor at AUArts and the founder of Camp Hoo-Ha, a social and skill building club that now spans 12 cities in 3 provinces. The Hoo-Ha journey started in...

Jul 10, 2020

Why you need a business plan and how to write one

Have grand plans for a start-up? Before you quit your job and throw all your energy into starting a business, you should establish a vision of where you want your business to go and how you’re...

Jun 08, 2020

On Tap with Tyler Chisholm: Calgary's new business landscape

Tyler Chisholm is the CEO of clearmotive marketing, and is obsessed with helping businesses connect with their customers in more meaningful ways. I love picking his brain on how we can gain a...

May 31, 2020

Received your COVID-19 relief money? What now?

If you've received money from any of the government relief programs, expect to be asked to prove your eligibility. We outline what the government will ask you for, how to be prepared and what to...

May 11, 2020

Tools to take your business remote (like we did)

Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit in Alberta, we have had to quickly adjust, like so many businesses. We temporarily closed our offices and pivoted to phone calls and online meetings, webinars and...

Apr 19, 2020

FAQ about COVID-19 government support for small businesses

As your small business guide, we’re here to help you navigate through this tough time. We have all been hugely affected by COVID-19 and for small business owners, there are many questions around...

Apr 14, 2020

5 tips for working at home with your partner

We work with a lot of small businesses run by couples who are familiar with the terrain of working and living together 24/7. As we settle into the new reality of self-isolation, most of us are now...

Mar 19, 2020

How to file your taxes online with True North

We are in uncharted waters with the Covid-19 outbreak. Nothing is more unnerving to small business owners than uncertainty, and there's a lot of it right now. We have big news and lots of...

Mar 16, 2020