Role models most helpful to women tech entrepreneurs

In support of the 40Forward program,  Annelies Van den Belt, CEO of DC Thomson (findmypast.com, friendsreunited.co.uk) inspired the startup community in Toronto at multiple events. On May 5, the Toronto StartupGrind community hosted Annelies Van den Belt at

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 9th, 2014 Cheryl Sylvester

Geordie Rose, Chris Hadfield, Scott Vanstone honoured at Canadian tech awards

Three members of the Canadian tech community were honoured for their achievements and contributions to the country’s tech scene during an awards ceremony last night. Branded as the Canadian Technology Leaders Awards, the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 26th, 2014 Candice So

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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social enterprises part II

By Jon MacKenzie Tech businesses are not always seeking exclusively to make profits. Some tech entrepreneurs want to change the world. Yesterday we spoke about a few of ways of setting up a

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 30th, 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ 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;

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

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The publicly traded man

Since 2008, Kenneth Mike Merrill has been his own personal stock product. Through his Web site Kmikeym.com he sells to the public, shares of himself. ITBusiness.ca published an article on Merrill back in June

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 17th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: Seven mistakes tech companies make when incorporating

Many tech startup operators are aware that incorporating their business provides many advantages. However, very few are aware of the incorporating missteps and misconceptions that could cause them headaches down the road. Here

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 16th, 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

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 15th, 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.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 10th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporations 101 for tech pros: Who makes up a corporation? (Part 1)

If you are in IT, understanding the corporate structure and all the players within it is vital. Words like directors, shareholders, and officers are often bandied about, and its good to really understand

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 9th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Tech firms large and small ready to hire BlackBerry cast-offs

When BlackBerry Ltd. announced last week it would be axing 4,500 jobs sometime before Christmas, the tech community in Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont. was left reeling. While the embattled company hasn’t said if all of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Legal bits and bytes

I’m a Toronto-based lawyer and a technology entrepreneur. I’m also the founder of two companies: My Legal Briefcase and Simply Small Claims, which are online legal websites that provides automated legal documents and

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 28th, 2013 Monica Goyal