Federal budget has ‘good solid items’ for small businesses, startups

With the federal budget for 2014 now in play, Canadian small businesses and startups are cautiously optimistic towards what Finance Minister Jim Flaherty has promised for the fiscal year to come. Releasing the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Candice So

Bitcoin fever: How Bitcoin lost battles but is winning the war

By Shawna-Kay Scarlett Bitcoins and virtual currencies alike have had their fair share of shine in the press, receiving raves for being the wave of future currency. On the converse, bitcoins and virtual

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 12th, 2014 Fueled

Venture capital and funding: Where are the women?

Where are the women in Canadian venture capital?  Angel investors, and for that matter, where are the women-owned technology startups? Some months ago at the Gaining Momentum: Women In Techology event, Ilse Treurnicht,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 15th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Mind the App: Mint

The below text is a transcript of what’s said in the above video. For full context, we recommend you play the video above.  Managing your budgets and finances is not an easy task

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 9th, 2014 ITBusiness Staff

Rockstar advisory board: Strong governance model or a collection of entrepreneurial icons

It was best said to me recently when I asked a entrepreneur how many times had his advisory board met in one room and how much time he received from his lead "Rock

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: December 9th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

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;

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal

QuickBooks Online gets new look and more features

QuickBooks Online, the financial accounting software as a service used by more than 300,000  users, has been completely redesigned to include other business management features and be easier to use overall, according to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 24th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Replace your CFO with this app

Small business owners that use QuickBooks Online or Xero to track their finances, but can't quite afford to hire a full-time chief financial officer can now turn to the cloud for help. California-based

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Angel Investors – Do they add value for entrepreneurs?

Much ado about angels has been made of late in the Canadian blogosphere - and not the kind that have wings and strum harps - but rather the kind that invest in startups,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 27th, 2013 Gerard Buckley

Open data project for Toronto City Hall seeks crowdfunding

A Montreal-based non-profit organization launched a crowdfunding campaign today to help make municipal politics as appealing and accessible as a Grey Cup bet between two mayors. When the Toronto Argonauts faced the Calgary

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Sage favours Meetup.com over software user groups

Some Meetup groups are formed to go on wilderness hikes, or swap tips on crocheting techniques, or perhaps organize a singles night – other groups meet to check out the latest accounting software.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 17th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Wanted: Intuit’s next killer finance app

Intuit Inc. is opening its APIs for financial data services to third party developers for the first time in its history.The goal is to spark innovations that could lead to the next Quicken,QuickBooks,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 11th, 2012 Christine Wong

Minority of Canadian SMBs use accounting software, Intuit says

Fewer than half of Canadian small businesses use financial management software, according to a recent survey done for a software company that sells accounting solutions.Forty-three per cent per cent of the 960 SMB

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 10th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Dell launches $100M credit fund for startups

Dell on Thursday announced the creation of a $100 million credit fund aimed at giving startups the "financial and scalable technology resources they need to maximize potential for innovation, speed to market and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 7th, 2012 Chris Kanaracus