Born to be Wired – A week in the life of a software startup

Bret Conkin is the CMO for FundRazr. Christian Sander is the CTO. This post is a diary of a week’s interaction in a small, fast-growing startup to illustrate the contacts, challenges and flow

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Bret Conkin

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 ( 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 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

Published on: October 30th, 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: The publicly traded man

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

Published on: October 17th, 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

Psst! Top startup secrets revealed at Mesh Conference 2012

by Christine Wong The best way to find out what it’s really like to launch a tech startup – and get advice for your own startup venture – is to get the goods

Published on: May 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

Are you a painter or mechanic?

by Stuart Crawford  Do you have a passion for IT? Back in November 2008, I lost my passion for technology.   The perfect storm of why I hated technology had been brewing for

Published on: May 14th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

Legal issues to think about for 2012

by Monica Goyal The beginning of the year is great time to do a legal check up. Consider the following as you go into the New Year. 1.      Refresh your will – Revisiting

Published on: January 19th, 2012 Monica Goyal

BurstPoint CFO speaks out on challenges, lessons learned

Name: Terenzio Volpicelli Age: 37 Time with company: One year Education: Graduate of Bryant University Company headquarters: Westborough, Massachusetts Number of employees: Fewer than 50 About the company: BurstPoint Networks offers a video

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Nancy Weil

Cloud workers grow in importance

Online labor by independent "cloud" workers probably represents nearly US$1 billion per year in earnings in the U.S., said Elance President and CEO Fabio Rosati, who expects the federal government to consider gathering

Published on: January 3rd, 2011 Stephen Lawson

Groupon groupies in Toronto

The social buying site Groupon is once more in the spotlight thanks to its recent purchase by search giant has been tracking Groupon and the group buying craze for some time. In

Published on: December 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff