Mr. Speaker, Canadaone.com is a website for Canadian small business. Here is a top 10 list of keys to prosperity:
Ten: Always seek objective professional help.
Nine: Move with the times; think about changes in customer base, competition, industry and technology.
Eight: Assess your company's products, services, location, profitability and new business development.
Seven: Be honest with yourself about what your customers like.
Six: Maintain objectivity and do not let emotions get in the way of successful marketing.
Five: Review your past successes and failures.
Four: Review your competition; use their techniques to improve your sales.
Three: If you need staff, start hiring immediately.
Two: Be flexible and prepared for new opportunities and challenges.
And, above all, one: Persevere; do not give up too early.
In addition, I would like to remind everybody that only the Canadian Alliance is committed to lowering taxes and cutting red tape for small business.