Seminar offers help to people starting small and thinking big

[TORONTO, ON – February 19, 2008] What makes one business idea soar while others crash?
With 139,000 Canadian firms starting up last year alone, it’s a question any aspiring entrepreneur must answer.

“Most people dream about one day owning their own small business, but very few people know how to make it work,” comments Startup Expert Roger Pierce.

According to a recent report issued by Industry Canada, about 70 percent of small businesses that enter the marketplace survive for one full year; half survive for three years and approximately 25 percent are still operating after nine years.

Those statistics don’t surprise Pierce, “Too many start ups fail because new entrepreneurs don’t truly understand what it takes to succeed, or, worse, launch a business that does not hold their passion,” he comments.

Overcoming those challenges is the focus of a free seminar being offered on 44 dates in 2008 across Ontario and Quebec called ‘How to Create Your Million $ Idea’.

Pierce says the seminar reveals the secret ingredients of small business success, reviews hot business trends, lists the most popular startup categories and helps would-be entrepreneurs to find their true business passion.

Pierce is co-founder of BizLaunch, Canada’s largest small business training company. BizLaunch delivers informative how-to seminars for clients that include STAPLES Business Depot, Bell and the Government of Canada. BizLaunch will deliver over 300 how-to seminars in 2008 and has trained over 10,000 small business owners worldwide.

How to Create Your Million $ Idea will be presented by BizLaunch Startup Experts in cities throughout both provinces beginning February 27 in Toronto. Aspiring entrepreneurs may register for a seminar at


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