Brilliant? Not good enough to win new business, creative directors say

Lanny Geffen, creative director at Digiflare based in Toronto, came to FITC 2013 to let this audience of designers, developers, business folks know that brilliance alone isn't enough. If you can’t persuade the client to get on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 23rd, 2013 Eric Floresca

Small businesses offered easy e-commerce options

Ottawa-based Shopify Inc. started because founder Tobias Lutke wanted to sell snowboards online. Finding he could either list them on eBay or a similar service, with little ability to build a brand, or

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 31st, 2013 Grant Buckler

Ailing AOL sells patents to Microsoft for $1 billion

AOL has entered into a definitive agreement to sell over 800 of its patents and their related patent applications to Microsoft, it said Monday.The sale of patents and a non-exclusive license to its

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 9th, 2012 John Ribeiro

How small businesses want to be sold to

Just 10 minutes into her meeting with Erply Ltd., serial entrepreneur Vy Le was ready to walk out on the New York-based point of sale vendor, then something unexpected happened – they started

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 7th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Four security start-ups, four paths to success

What sort of business might an entrepreneur launch in a post-recession economy where funding is scarce, company purse strings tight, and competition abounds?If a room full of IT security professionals at Toronto's Sector

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Five things you shouldn’t do to be successful in tech sales

There is a huge general fallacy out there that you have to be a talker to be a good salesperson. Too often I've heard people say, "I can't be a sales person. I'm

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 17th, 2009 James Wong