21 September 2018

Alternative Lenders and Online Lending In Canada




On October 26, 2017, the Canadian Lenders Association (CLA) and the Innovative Lending Platform Association (ILPA) announced the introduction of the “SMART Box”.  The SMART Box is a standardized pricing disclosure and capital comparison tool that will enable Canadian small businesses to better assess and compare their financing options. Rather than having key information scattered […]

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14 August 2018

How Interest Rates Should Be Calculated: APR of Term Loan or MCA?




If you are a small business owner looking for financing – you have a few options to consider, and it is important to run the numbers on different interest rates, before taking on any new debt financing. If your business has great credit and doesn’t mind a lengthy application process – you’ll likely be best off […]

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14 August 2018

What Are Your Core Business Values, and Why They Are Important?




Core business values or “corporate values” has been a buzz-term thrown around in business literature for many years now – but what are they? Are they important? Yes – the idea of corporate values has been diluted in recent years to include almost every virtue under the sun, but it’s important to find your specific […]

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14 August 2018

How to Handle a Negative Online Review




In the age of the internet sometimes it seems mistakes are permanent – etched into the virtual wall of sites such as Google, Facebook, Yelp, and Trip Advisor. We’d all like our business to have perfect service, but occasionally we slip up and mistakes happen.  A single mistake can lead to a poor customer experience, […]

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