No funding? Stop being lazy and become a lean startup

Alistair Croll will have some tough medicine for entrepreneurs to swallow at an upcoming Montreal event: stop your belly-aching about not having access to capital, and stop wasting everyone's time with products and

Published on: June 19th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Ryerson’s Digital Media Zone – a different kind of incubator

Ryerson University stands for encouraging great ideas and entrepreneurial spirit. So, it was no surprise that when students approached Ryerson President Sheldon Levy in 2009 asking for support for their innovative business concepts,

Published on: June 14th, 2012 Lauren Clegg

So your small business is growing, what do you do next?

by Stuart Crawford Imagine this is you. You awake one morning to discover your small business has hit the big time, firing on all cylinders and demand for what you do seems to

Published on: May 24th, 2012 Stuart Crawford

The root of all evil

By Leo Valiquette Back in November, Peter Hanschke blogged about the need for the lean and mean startup to beware the million-dollar cheque. In that spirit, I have an anecdote to share which illustrates

Published on: May 22nd, 2012 Francis Moran

Words of wisdom: Some things change with time, others don’t

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette There is a German proverb that states, “An old error is always more popular than a new truth.” This is often evident in the business of getting

Published on: May 4th, 2011 IDG News Service

How to launch a tech start-up for free

Two and a half years ago I wrote about the economic difficulties facing the modern small-business owner, and, well, it looks like nothing has changed since then. Times are still tough, money is

Published on: April 13th, 2011 Christopher Null

Not yet too late for Ontario, BC SMBs to become HST compliant

  Despite a long government campaign to get taxpayers onboard with the HST which came into effect this July 1st, a majority of small businesses in Ontario and British Columbia are opposed to

Published on: July 14th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

5 strategies to fast-track your startup to spectacular success

Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah – entrepreneurs in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston – know a thing or two about launching a new business. They've transformed their own

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Proposed Ontario tax credits a bonanza for digital game developers

The Ontario government is giving local digital entertainment industry a boost by offering greater tax incentives to encourage companies use more indigenous talent."Exciting developments are coming down the pipe as we head towards

Published on: November 2nd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Expert off beat tactics to keep your small business on track

Bogged down by book balancing? Miffed by missed meetings with suppliers? In a quandary over quarterly projections?For many small and mid-sized business (SMB) operators, the intricacies of running their company gets in the

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Canadian small firms can make big gains in today’s tough economy

The spiraling economy is causing widespread alarm, but some experts say these tough times could actually turn out to be a bonanza for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs).Historically, economic downturns have benefited startups

Published on: October 3rd, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five mistakes to avoid when seeking funds for your business

After the "love money" (provided by friends and family) is gone, start ups often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.However, several small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners unwittingly

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Five definite investor turn-offs to avoid when seeking capital funding

After the “love money” (money provided by friends and family) is gone, many operators of start up companies often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.

Published on: July 28th, 2008 Nestor Arellano