3 entrepreneurial secrets to quickly scale your business

Lots of great business advice and learning from successful entrepreneurs were on offer at The Art of Entrepreneurship conference, held in early October. I noted three strategies emerging from various speakers that speak

Published on: October 23rd, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

How you can get full investment value for your startup

There is a lot written on the subject of valuations and there are a lot of opinions; however, in the last number of years, a lot of data has been gathered by angel

Published on: October 16th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

Why a pre-commercialized company stresses about business valuations

When you take advice from your shopping friend, drinking buddy, the person you last met at a startup get-together or the latest mentor thrown at you by an accelerator, you basically get what

Published on: August 25th, 2014 Gerard Buckley

International Startup Festival elevates the conversation

I go to a lot of events for startups and entrepreneurs, including, for the fourth year running, the International Startup Festival. It took place in Montreal a few weeks ago and is consistently one

Published on: August 5th, 2014 Francis Moran

4 lessons for entrepreneurs, straight from Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy – but if you believe Steve Blank, who helped coin the “lean startup” movement in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is one of the most “tough, dirty” jobs

Published on: May 14th, 2014 Candice So

Entrepreneurship: Too Many Men; What are we going to do about it.

When I guest lecture at universities and colleges, I am exposed to classes where at many times over 50 per cent of the students are women in business and law and I have

Published on: November 27th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The lifetime capital gains exemption

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business (http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings). There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: A recap

As we draw to the close of our “Corporation 101” series for Small Business Month here on ITBusiness, I thought it may be worthwhile to briefly recap the topics that we have looked

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social Enterprises Part 1

By Jon MacKenzie Not every tech entrepreneur gets into business exclusively to make a profit. While there is nothing wrong with making money, some entrepreneurs are motivated more by a social, ethical, or

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: $750,000 capital gains exemption for small businesses

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business. There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of the

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Convertible debentures

Tech businesses will almost invariably need some type of investment to help fuel their business. Two of the most prevalent types of financing tech entrepreneurs seek out are debt financing and equity financing;

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: Provincial or federal incorporations

A common question asked by companies generally but especially tech startups who are looking to incorporate in Canada is whether they should incorporate federally or provincially.  While the differences in cost and function

Published on: October 15th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: What is a corporation?

October is small business month and to celebrate, writers from Aluvion Law will be making daily posts on one of the most common forms of Small Businesses: Corporations!  Corporations are particularly popular among

Published on: October 11th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: Who makes up a corporation? (Part 2)

Shareholders and ‘the one man corporation’ There are three types of people involved with a corporation: directors, officers, and shareholders. Each of these groups has its own responsibilities and powers within the corporation.

Published on: October 10th, 2013 Monica Goyal