the friday few: week 1

I’m going to try something new here on Fridays.  I was going to call it the Friday 5, but then there is all this pressure to come up with five interesting things every Friday.  Might be too much for this small brain – hehe.  So we’ll go with the Friday “Few” instead!

our first giveaway!

As promised, we are giving away one free custom twitter background to a random reader. How random you ask? We’ll pick the winner from the comments on this post by using the random number generator at random.org (cool website by the way!).  Yup, so that’s all you need to do to enter – comment on this post with a suggestion for future posts on small business or freelancing and you’re in the running!  We’ll announce the winner in next week’s Friday Few.

Canadian, eh?

There are tons of amazing blogs, books and resources out there for small businesses and I read a lot of them. Sometimes, though, it can be tough to find one that uses Canadian sources, or references Canadian business or tax laws. I stumbled on this blog yesterday, and I’m hoping it will fill in some holes in that area: Biz Launch. Check them out if you haven’t already. And if you have any other great links to Canadian small business blogs, I’d love to hear about them!

this week’s read

If you are considering a freelance career or starting a micro-business that is in the creative vein, I highly recommend you check out Michelle Goodwin’s My So-Called Freelance Life. Michelle has a knack for writing in a very approachable, easy to read style and the book is packed with tips, ideas, her first hand knowledge as a freelance writer, and lots of interviews with other creative professionals. My copy is dog earred!

until next week then!

Ok, so that was three things – not really that close to five, which is why it’s a good thing I decided to call it the Friday Few!  I am off to Toronto next week for some family and friends time as well as seeing a few clients and touching base with Lukasz, who has been busy filming his first short fim – all done with the new Canon 5D MKII!  But I’ll still be posting and tweeting.  Have a great weekend everybody and don’t forget to enter for your chance at the custom twitter background!

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