Articles By Christine Wong

High-tech tax tips for small business

Tax time can mean big headaches for smaller businesses. But it doesn’t have to. Here are some tips to help your SMB squeeze the most benefit from technology-related expenses, write-offs and tax credits.

Published on: March 15th, 2013 Christine Wong

Toronto startups kick off Elevator World Tour at CN Tower

Mejuri topped a large field of startups to win the first elevator pitch contest held atop Toronto’s CN Tower on Thursday. The Toronto startup, which incorporates crowdsourcing into its online jewelry business, beat

Published on: February 1st, 2013 Christine Wong

The quest to quantify a startup’s likelihood to succeed

The odds of a tech startup surviving aren't just bad. They're terrible. About 75 per cent of all startups backed by venture capitalists fail toeven return investors' capital, according to research out of

Published on: November 30th, 2012 Christine Wong

Startup Canada unveils its action plan

Startup Canada followed up its whirlwind tour across Canada on Tuesday by unveiling a three-part plan to build a more supportive, cohesive infrastructure to help the country's entrepreneurs. And it's a plan that

Published on: November 27th, 2012 Christine Wong

What I’m stealing from the startup world

By Christine Wong My new boss woke me up at 2:30 a.m. last night demanding that I do some work for him. After I changed him into dry pajamas, put clean sheets on

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

No paper or computer required with Doxie’s new scanner

Apparent Corp. is promoting the latest addition to its Doxie line of scanners as a way to scan documents that's both paperless and personal, the latter descriptive due to the fact it can

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

“For Dummies” series tackles Windows 8

Now that the launch hype around Windows 8 has settled down, it's time to get down to the business of figuring out how to use Microsoft's latest operating system to your own business's

Published on: November 8th, 2012 Christine Wong

Contract disputes fuel bulk of SMB telecom complaints

Contract disputes fuelled the bulk of complaints made by Canada's small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) about their telecom services in the past year. According to data provided exclusively to ITBusiness.ca by theCommissioner

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

CIX top 20 list unveiled

The Canadian Innovation Exchange unveiled its annual list of Canada's top 20 digital media and information and communication technology (ICT) companies Tuesday night in Toronto. Considering that post honorees have gone on to

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

200 Android apps on Google Play could pose phishing risk: Symantec

About 200 Android apps hosted on Google Play are generating fake SMS messages that could pose a major security risk, Symantec is warning. As detailed in our source story from Computerworld, thefake texts

Published on: November 7th, 2012 Christine Wong

Canadian Mentorship Challenge to kick off Global Entrepreneurship Week

Global Entrepreneurship Week will be celebrated across Canada next week with more than 60 events held during the Canadian Mentorship Challenge. The mentorship challenge is a joint effort by Startup Canada, theCanadian Advanced

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

How one Canadian media giant is embracing the startup model

The paywalls have gone up. First at Postmedia, publisher of newspapers such as the National Post,Montreal Gazette and the Ottawa Citizen. Then at the Globe and Mail andmost recently at the Toronto Star.

Published on: November 6th, 2012 Christine Wong

Security the top Internet concern for Canadians: CIRA study

Security, accessibility and cost are the biggest concerns Canadians have about the Internet, according to a new study released by the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA). In a far reaching study including two

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Hacked!: Coping when your company’s email gets hijacked

What would you do if hackers had compromised your company's online identity and sent a fraudulent email purporting to be from your business? It's a question Toronto firm J. Goss + Associates was

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong

Cisco invests in Waterloo incubation centre and smart grid research

Cisco is making two new investments in Ontario's Kitchener-Waterloo area. The company officially opened the new Cisco Incubation Centre onThursday morning. It will be part of the David Johnston Research andTechnology Park at

Published on: November 1st, 2012 Christine Wong