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Entrepreneurship Challenges: Financing

For any business owner, the challenges are many – marketing, business growth, profitability and (amongst others) the ever-present challenge of financing. While financing can be a challenge to existing businesses, particularly those looking to expand, in this blog entry I’d like to examine how it impacts start-ups. Prior to coming to OIN, I spent nearly…

Why SMEs Will Continue to Grow.

The current state of the economy has driven many to entrepreneurship. In the wake of massive lay-offs in the manufacturing sector, downsizing across all industries and renewed vows to create sustainability, SME’s are a powerful to create diverse, real, and sustainable communities. Although entrepreneurship is not all rewards, here are 5 reasons why SMEs will…

Sarnia-Lambton Business Succession Workshop

Here is a great event coming up thanks to the great team at the Sarnia-Lambton Chamber of Commerce. I am delighted to e presenting, and I hope that if you are a business owner in Lambton County, that you will take the time to join us.

So, what is Digital Napkin?

Digital Napkin Digital Napkin is a web site set up to encourage up-and-coming entrepreneurs in Sarnia Lambton to share their ideas, strategies and wisdom with others who might be thinking about going into business for themselves. The site offers a wealth of knowledge and pointers from people who have actually experienced the pitfalls of self-employment…