Running a business

Whether you’re starting a business, up and running, or starting to scale, you’ll find helpful tips and insights here.

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How to network: How putting yourself out there helps your small business

Entrepreneurs can maintain a steady stream of new connections, leads, and opportunities when they learn how to network.

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How to build a sales funnel for your small business

From awareness to action: Here are the steps to level up your business with your own sales funnel.

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Free email marketing: Low-cost tactics to get you started

We pulled together three of the best free email marketing services and templates, so you can get your email program started with no upfront cost.

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How to write your business plan cover page

Although a business plan cover page is concise, this simple section is one of the most important sections of your business plan.

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3 marketing ideas for small businesses with even smaller budgets

We’re laying out three of the best, creative marketing ideas with details on how you can add them to your marketing strategy for little to no monetary investment.

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One page business plan: What to include and how to get started

A one page business plan offers a broader, more approachable overview of your business that can serve as a starting point for fine-tuning ideas and creating an in-depth business plan later on.

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The importance of a business plan

Entrepreneurs use business plans to guide them when starting or revamping a venture. And here are more reasons to create your own roadmap.

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Cash flow problems: How much cash on hand does your business need?

When your cash flow dries up, a cash reserve could be enough to keep you in business. That’s why we’re walking you through the process of building a cash buffer.

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What to do when you have an abundance of cash flow

Small businesses often endure both famine and feasts when it comes to cash flow. And here’s what you need to do when you have extra cash on hand.

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Statement of cash flows: What is it and how to build one for your business

Most small business owners don’t know what goes into a Cash Flow Statement or how to read it. When 30% of small business failures can be traced back to cash flow struggles, that’s a big problem.

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How to cut operating expenses to free up cash flow

One surefire way to free up more cash flow is to cut your operating expenses. While that process can be challenging, we’re here to help you figure out where to make the cuts.

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7 passive income strategies that can increase cash flow

Passive income strategies can offer businesses a low-maintenance way to increase cash flow without adding to their workload.

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7 lessons Game of Thrones teaches us about payroll

With the final season of Game of Thrones premiering this Sunday, many are pondering what twists and turns the new season will bring. Here at Wave, we think we know what may have inspired George R.R. Martin to write this epic tale: payroll.

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Your taxes are done…now how do you file them?

Once your taxes are completed, what’s the best way to file them? Both the CRA and IRS websites are notoriously hard to navigate so we’ve simplified the journey for you.

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9 common cash flow problems and how to solve them

It’s easy for businesses to run into cash flow problems—which is why we rounded up the 9 most common issues and walk you through how to solve them.