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Making It: Small Business Advice with Pattie Lovett-Reid

This title is a part of the series Getting Ahead Series with Pattie Lovett-Reid

Catalogue Number:  CTV580
Producer:  CTV
Subject:  Business Studies, Career Education
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2012
Running Time:  37:00

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So you're thinking about opening a small business. Becoming an entrepreneur? Investing in a franchise? It may seem glamorous and empowering but it takes a lot of hard work. How tough is it out there? Within the next 5 years, more than half of the businesses started today will be out of business.

It’s tough work, but it can be done. So, what does it take to get a business off the ground? You have to ask yourself some key questions:

  • What do I do better than everyone else?
  • What am I passionate about?
  • Where do I have a competitive advantage?


In the segments you’re about to see, you’ll get some great advice and tips from highly respected Canadian financial guru Patti Lovett-Reid. Along with some other professionals and some successful small business owners, you’ll find out just what it takes.


  1. Becoming an Entrepreneur (Matthew Corrie)
  2. Becoming an Entrepreneur (Sean Wise)
  3. Making It: Small Business Success
  4. Dreamers Into Doers
  5. Marketing Your Small Business
  6. Franchise Basics

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