Small Business

RBC on BNN Bloomberg: Entrepreneurship could be the answer seniors are looking for

Entrepreneurship is alive and well. And it is being driven by baby boomers – particularly empty-nesters – challenging the traditional idea of retirement, according to a new poll by RBC.

The 2019 RBC Small Business poll, released Wednesday, found 42 … Read More

Ahoy! Three ways to build loyalty and repeat business. 

Recently my family and I returned from a Disney Cruise.  We saved and planned for a year, and every few weeks the kids asked, “how many sleeps” and the countdown began.

Disney is one of the most recognized companies … Read More

Lifestyle trumps money for today’s startup founders: RBC survey – in Financial Post

Nearly 80 per cent of Canadians believe working for themselves is less risky than working for someone else and more than a third have actually launched a startup business because they needed income, RBC’s 2016 Small Business Poll shows.

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Why are family enterprises successful?

By Cathy-Anne O’Brien This Harvard Business Review blog on the success of family businesses got me thinking, what are the typical characteristics of these businesses that give them staying power?

Sure there are certain strategies that allow family enterprises to be successful … Read More

Small Businesses in Alberta face added payroll costs

Steve Noussis from RBC weighs in on how Alberta’s small businesses can manage higher than average payroll obligationsRead More