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Posted: March 28, 2014
by Rosemary Westwood

FRIDAY ROUNDUP: A whole new funding world

  Big news in the funding world this week. The TMX Group announced plans... More
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Posted: March 26, 2014
by Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston

Shutting out the competition: How patents can help, and how to get one for less

There are no end of stories in the news about small businesses shunning patents.... More
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Posted: March 13, 2014
by Ryan Starr

Small businesses bolster Ontario...

For the manufacturing industry of late, it's often a bad news story.   But with the province's ... More
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Posted: March 12, 2014
by Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston

What IP can do for your small business

Intellectual Property, or IP, is hot and always in the news.   Countries joust with each other to ensure that... More
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Posted: February 10, 2014
by Paul Chato

The website letdown at the end of G...

Anyone who watched StuporBowl 2014 might have seen the GoDaddy ad where a real life, actual Gwen, quits her job... More
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Posted: February 3, 2014
by Andrew Seale

Microsoft’s Super Bowl ad fea...

While Seattle Seahawks fans rejoiced at their Super Bowl XLVIII win, GestSure was celebrating a coup of their own –... More
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Posted: January 2, 2014
by Tom Moss

New Year’s resolution: Don’t get hacked

The seemingly endless slew of Twitter and website hackings highlight just how vulnerable our online selves can be, and it... More
Technology
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Posted: December 2, 2013
by Jonathan Mesiano-Crookston

Beware the cloud: How safe is your private business data?

Former U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden is now a household name, thanks to his controversial release of... More
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Posted: November 25, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Xbox One, PlayStation 4 thrust indi...

The recent release of the latest video game consoles from Sony and Microsoft means many Canadians will soon be reunited... More
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Posted: November 13, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Surviving BYOD for small business

The commoditization of previously specialized capabilities has always been a threat to tech companies.   But as certain... More
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Technology
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Posted: October 2, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Small Business How-To: Disrupt enti...

In 1888 the Coca-Cola Company began printing and mailing what is believed to be the first coupon ever distributed,... More
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Posted: September 27, 2013
by Kyle Mullin

Q&A: Spil Games CEO Leo Liu &#...

Most gamers play to alleviate momentary boredom. But, for Leo Liu, gaming means escaping  an entire lifetime of monotony.... More
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Technology
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Posted: September 9, 2013
by Jacob Serebrin

Save small business cash with 5 org...

Being disorganized in business can cost you time and money. It can also cost you the respect of suppliers,... More
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Posted: September 6, 2013
by Kyle Mullin

Toronto Chef Jun Trinh makes Beijin...

North America is considered a cultural melting pot, and Beijing could become an ethnic stir fry thanks to the... More
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Posted: September 4, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Surviving the innovation cycle: Fou...

In the startup world, evolution only comes through innovation. And, much like in nature, only the best evolved survive.... More
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Posted: September 2, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Going Digital: Moving small busines...

Many businesses have been able to cut overhead and offer discounts to their customers by moving away from brick... More
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Technology
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Posted: August 30, 2013
by Paul Chato

Paul Chato: Better marketing –...

I am continuously amazed at how cavalierly some small business owners care for their web domain. It's just... More
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Technology
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Posted: August 28, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Securing investment, financing for ...

No one will invest in your business.   It’s a feeling common to many entrepreneurs located outside Canada’s... More
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Posted: August 1, 2013
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Advice from the TSX: Showing Small ...

The Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange have been advising technology companies and... More
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Technology
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Posted: July 31, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Valuing your technology startup whi...

It’s simple—rapid growth requires investment.   But successful entrepreneurs know there’s much more to securing investment than simply... More
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Technology
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Posted: July 8, 2013
by Paul Chato

Paul Chato: Canadian entrepreneurs,...

Small businesses need to come to the party dressed like their hosts. Why don't they?   While statistics... More
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Posted: July 5, 2013
by Johan Johannesson

The Honest CEO: Johan Johannesson s...

You’re an Interactive Agency, what is that actually? JM: Essentially we’re an agency that works... More
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Posted: July 3, 2013
by Barb Gormley

Social Media for Small Business: Yo...

There’s no doubt about it – a strong social media presence can lift your brand. But while you may... More
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Posted: June 21, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Q&A: Microsoft’s John We...

Hackers. They’re scary.   So, to help you protect your small business against cyber attacks, we spoke with... More
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Technology
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Posted: June 10, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Lean Government, Running Short Expe...

See more from Sacha at her... More
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Posted: June 7, 2013
by Annie Harrington

Finding a graphic designer for your...

Graphic designers provide services that most companies will need to make use of at one point or... More
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Posted: June 5, 2013
by Jared Lindzon

Scaling IT Infrastructure: 3 Strate...

Many small business owners worry about getting their startup off the ground, but fail to think ahead to what... More
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Posted: May 13, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Sacha Chua Sketchnotes: Robert Rich...

  The Culture Blueprint is an upcoming book that draws on lessons from Zappo’s corporate culture. It offers a mix... More
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Posted: May 10, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Q&A—Chris Anderson, former W...

Chris Anderson is an accomplished author and one of the world’s leading thinkers on the internet, robotics, and the... More
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Posted: May 8, 2013
by Sara Harowitz

Moving print to digital: Video, soc...

It’s not too late. Print media may be changing, but that doesn’t mean all hope is lost. Just... More
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Posted: April 15, 2013
by Cody Pierson

How-To: Staffing through bench stre...

Every team has a few stars and a few stragglers.   Ideally you have more of the former than the... More
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Posted: April 12, 2013
by Tom Moss

Hackers, E-mail, cybercrime : Trend...

Even with today’s breakthroughs in online communication, email is still one of the main ways that most people connect and... More
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Posted: April 9, 2013
by Andrew Seale

Market disruption adaption: Netflix...

When Netflix first conceptualized the idea of renting films through a website, they weren’t trying to usurp the established movie... More
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Technology
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Posted: March 13, 2013
by Jacob Serebrin

Canadian Startup MVP alternatives: ...

In the world of tech startups, the minimum viable product (MVP) model has become something of a mantra.... More
Technology
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Posted: February 18, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Blue Ocean Strategy–W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne on competition and alternative markets

Most business books focus on beating the competition. Blue Ocean Strategy (Harvard Business School Press, 2005) focuses on breaking out of red... More
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Posted: February 13, 2013
by Daniel Viola

Engagement, analytics, search, soci...

Small businesses don’t have an easy time staking their presence online. Few have spare time or money, and both are... More
Venture capitalist Gerry Pond founded Mariner Partners, Q1 Labs, Radian 6, 23 other startups, and is leading a business revolution in New Brunswick and the Maritimes
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Posted: January 24, 2013
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New Brunswick’s greatest Vent...

Gerry Pond is the former CEO of NBTel, chairman of Saint John-based IT provider Mariner Partners and former chairman of... More
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Posted: January 21, 2013
by Tom Henheffer

Q&A: CYBF’s new CEO Juli...

There’s a new voice leading youth entrepreneurship in Canada.   Julia Deans, an entrepreneur and lawyer by trade, has been... More
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Posted: January 21, 2013
by Sacha Chua

Sketchnotes: Visual Problem-solving with Dan Roam

This is a guest post from entrepreneur and blogger Sacha Chua. Read more from her at sachachua.com/blog   Dan... More
Technology
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Posted: January 18, 2013
by Invesp

Infographic Fridays: deltas in web analytics and ecommerce

How big is ecommerce? (US)   ... More
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Posted: January 16, 2013
by Stephanie Findlay

Secrets to building a great website...

Businesses have been using the internet for nearly two decades. But maintaining a website hasn’t become any easier in that... More
Technology
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Posted: December 17, 2012
by Marielle Voksepp

Get your marketing mix right

Have you covered your 4 P’s? In order to get the right marketing mix, companies need to have the right... More
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Posted: December 14, 2012
by Eleanor Healy

How-To: Avoiding burnout, coping with stress, and dodging G.A.S. for small business owners

Does your daily routine resemble a diagrammed football play complete with xs and wiggly lines? Owning... More
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Technology
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Posted: December 12, 2012
by Daniel Viola

How-To: revitalize and turnaround a...

Turning around a failing business isn’t easy, but it is possible The key is starting early.... More
Technology
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Posted: November 19, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Market Strategy Workbook 3: Strategic Marketing Approach

This workbook is part three of a three-part series covering market strategy. It is designed specifically for entrepreneurs in the... More
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Posted: November 14, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

How-To: Viral marketing for your sm...

Viral marketing sounds great, in the abstract. Why pay for ads when it’s possible to put your messages on... More
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Posted: November 8, 2012
by Tom Henheffer

Q&A: Un-Marketing’s Scot...

Scott Stratton is an entrepreneur on the razors edge of online, authentic marketing and engagement through social media. The president... More
Technology
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Posted: October 22, 2012
by Marc Gordon

High 5 for Small Business – Building your email list

Email is one of the most effective marketing tools there is. It’s efficient, low cost, allows for the sharing of... More
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Posted: October 19, 2012
by Philip Kotler

Distribution and channels: Kotler on marketing

For many companies, making the product doesn’t cost as much as bringing it to the market! Farmers know this well... More
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Posted: October 17, 2012
by Ryan Starr

Courting Distributors: How to get y...

Retailers and distributors are hard to court, especially for entrepreneurs looking to bring a new product or service to... More
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Posted: October 17, 2012
by Marc Gordon

High 5 for Small Business: Taking the Stress Out of Cold Calling

The thought of making a cold call can send chills through the hearts of even the most seasoned business owners.... More
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Posted: September 24, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Pricing Products: revenue model overview

Determining your revenue model and deciding how to price your product are a critical part of commercializing new products... More
Aaron Harris for the Toronto Star
Technology
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Posted: September 19, 2012
by Sharon Aschaiek

Building your website: Advice from ...

A website can make or break an entrepreneurial endeavour, and knowing how to create an effective one starts with understanding... More
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Posted: August 22, 2012
by Cisco

HOK, Inc. uses Cisco TelePresence t...

Challenge  For HOK, Inc., a global firm specializing in architecture, design, urban planning, and delivery solutions, success comes when employees can envision... More
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Posted: August 22, 2012
by Cisco

Tridel uses video and IP networks t...

Challenge Tridel is Canada’s largest residential condominium developer. Founded in the 1930s as a single-family home developer before moving into... More
Nick Kozak for the Toronto Star
Technology
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Posted: August 22, 2012
by Steve Kupferman

How to: Multiplatform development f...

In 2009, anyone who wanted to develop software for mobile devices was justified concentrating on the iPhone.  ... More
Technology
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Posted: August 17, 2012
by MaRS Discovery District

Employee vs. independent contractor

It is important to have a thorough understanding of your obligations before hiring an employee or engaging the services of... More
Nick Kozak, for the Toronto Star
Technology
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Posted: July 24, 2012
by Scaachi Koul

Marketing online: Simply Good Techn...

It’s hard enough to sell products or ideas to consumers, but it gets even tougher when you’re trying... More
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Technology
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Posted: June 21, 2012
by Sharon Aschaiek

How can I speed up my tech company&...

It’s hard for tech start-ups to get software out the door.   Platforms like Facebook and Android... More
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Technology
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Posted: May 27, 2012
by Tracy Howard

The Gift of speech

As a child, Alex Levy witnessed Parkinson’s disease rob his grandfather of the ability to speak. “I just remember ‘that’s... More
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Posted: May 27, 2012
by Laura Stradiotto

Shopify: Engaging employees through...

Tobias Lutke has less time to perform 360s on his snowboard nowadays. He was a computer programmer looking for a... More