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How to Advertise Your Business

Evolocity is a growing business and we understand the struggles that come along with running a small business in Canada. Since 2008, we’ve made it our mission to help small businesses fuel their growth through access to the right amount of capital to meet their unique financing needs. We don’t succeed unless you do, so we’ve added this archive of small business marketing resources to help you learn how to best advertise your business and increase sales.

Common Mistakes to Avoid with Business Loans

Common Mistakes to Avoid with Business Loans

Business financing can be exactly what you need to propel your business forward – but it needs to be used correctly. Even though money coming in may never seem to be a bad idea, there are some situations where opting for a business loan is not the ideal solution. And if it is the right idea, it…

Surviving the Canadian Winter: A Business Owner’s Guide

Surviving the Canadian Winter: A Business Owner’s Guide

The Canadian winter, you may love it, or you may have just learnt to put up with it. Either way, we all have to deal with the unique set of challenges and opportunities it brings. It’s possible your business thrives in the Winter, but most of Canadian business, especially restaurants and retail stores, see a…

4 New Years Resolutions for the Small Business Owner

4 New Years Resolutions for the Small Business Owner

Every year, we take the opportunity to look back and reflect on the 12 months that just flew by. When we’re caught in the middle of things, looking at the big picture can be a real challenge. Starting 2019 off on the right foot will set you up for success – it’s also easier than…

Get Ready For the Biggest Online Shopping Season of All Time

Get Ready For the Biggest Online Shopping Season of All Time

Take those pumpkins off the porch and put your costumes back in the closet, Halloween is behind us and the Holiday shopping season is in full swing. More consumers than ever are doing their holiday shopping online, in fact 15% of all commerce in the world is done online. 15% may not seem like much,…

The 4 Big Challenges Facing Family-Run Businesses in Canada

The 4 Big Challenges Facing Family-Run Businesses in Canada

Family-run businesses come in all shapes in and sizes, from behemoths like Molson Coors and Bombardier with close to 100,000 employees combined, all the way to the mom and pop shop on the corner of your street. In fact, 80% of all businesses in Canada are family owned. Running a family business comes with a…

Already Thinking About The Holidays? You Should Be.

Already Thinking About The Holidays? You Should Be.

Summer just ended and we’re already getting into holiday mode, crazy right? Not at all. Business owners across the country are starting to ramp up operations to get ready for their busiest time of the year. The most wonderful time of year Winter is typically a tough time for Canadian businesses. Customers opt to stay…

The Resources Your Female-Led Business Has Been Looking For

The Resources Your Female-Led Business Has Been Looking For

It’s 2018, being a successful business owner shouldn’t depend on your gender – but it does. Female entrepreneurs are faced with hurdles all along their entrepreneurial journeys. Unfortunately, resources to help businesswomen in Canada are lacking and securing working capital is difficult. The ecosystem is still growing; if you know where to look, the support…

When to Apply for Business Financing

When to Apply for Business Financing

You’ve done the research, you found out if you qualify, and you’re ready to apply for business financing – but is now the right time? This is a question we hear from our merchants on a daily basis and as a business owner, you’ve likely already asked yourself the same thing. What Factors Should I…

How Much Working Capital Does Your Small Business Need to Survive?

How Much Working Capital Does Your Small Business Need to Survive?

Every business, no matter the size, needs to have working capital on hand or at least easily accessible.  You’ll need to use it for inventory purchases, salaries, emergencies and everything in between. As it’s such an integral component of any business, it’s important to understand it and how it applies to yours. What does working…