CUPE Local 1356 Blog

Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1356. We have three Collective Agreements as Local 1356, 1356-01, and 1356-02. The membership is comprised of the full-time and part-time workers of York University the Local website is at This Blog will include Local information and information garnered from sources other Universities, Colleges, Post Secondary/Tertiary Education and news sources supplying information.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Common Errors & Misconceptions in Starting a New Business

80% of small businesses fail in the first 5 years. Learn the common mistakes and misconceptions in starting a new business. Learn the practical side of running a new business. Go beyond what the general business procedures or the textbooks say. Develop the right entrepreneur attitude and mindset. Replace the job mentality with a business mentality. Avoid these costly mistakes and gives your business the best possible chance to succeed. Topics will include: the wrong reasons for getting into business or the wrong business, putting common sense into your business plan, how to think Big while so small, differentiating job mentality from business mentality, and misconceptions about pricing and what to do when people aren’t buying or listening to you.

Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2005
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Presenter: Stephen Wong, B.S.E.E., M.C.S., President and founder of ESM Group Inc. Stephen has more than 25 years experience in the computer system development industry and 15 years of professional training as an Internet Marketing Advisor. He has developed more than 300 successful websites and been nominated five times for Business Excellence Awards. He created a website that is now number 1 in Google, Top 10 in Yahoo, MSN, AOL, and AltaVista. With 7.7 million hits a month, the site was mentioned in Cosmopolitan, and Women's Weekly.


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