10 things to know when taking your tech firm global

For many local technology companies explosive growth means daring to leave the comforts of home, according to serial entrepreneurs and investors supporting an initiative to help Canadian businesses expand to international markets.“Don't get

Published on: November 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to turn great tech ideas into a successful business

Great IT inventions do not always translate into successful businesses. In fact, according to a Toronto-based SMB (small and medium sized business) mentor, many inventors end up wasting time and money on developing

Published on: November 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to use accounting software to uncover employee fraud

A former bookkeeper of a Sussex N.B. corner drugstore lands in jail for stealing $250,000 from her employer. Another bookkeeper for a rural group that brought electricity to Alberta farms pleaded guilty to

Published on: October 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

QuickBooks 2011 gets mobile, Web access

With QuickBooks 2011, Intuit performs a balancing act of reaching out to new users while trying to tempt veterans to upgrade to its latest market-leading small-business accounting software. And once again, the upgrade's

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Yarden Arar

6 smart tax deductions to save small firms big bucks

Broadband connection, cell phone contracts and software-as-a-service (SaaS) subscriptions are just some of the items Canadian home-based business operators can claim deductions on when they file their income taxes.There are dozens of write

Published on: March 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Stayin’ Alive

Financial experts say economic recovery is just around the corner. The difference between stumbling short of the finish line, and making it across, lies in a firm's ability to maintain cash flow, according

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano