Think team and traction not tech when seeking angel investors

When it comes to courting investors, start up owners are better off highlighting their management team and proving their product will sell rather than convincing potential investors they have a one-of-a-kind technology in

Published on: October 22nd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

One in three Canadians eager to start their own business

Despite a financial downturn that's lasted nearly two years, Canadians are still eager to set up their own business, a recent cross-country survey reveals.One in three Canadians are interested in striking out on

Published on: May 6th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to get Google to give you great gobs of cash

Google is looking to invest in key industries. If you want some of that action, it doesn't hurt to have a pal inside the Googleplex. Google's venture capital arm is a year old,

Published on: May 6th, 2010 Mitch Wagner

Budget a big letdown for small Canadian firms

"Paltry" funds earmarked for small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) in the 2010 federal budget, have come in for heavy criticism by tech industry observers. "There's really nothing much for SMBs -- nothing has

Published on: March 8th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to raise funds for your business — advice from $35 million man

It seems the story that dominated finance over 2009 was the lack of opportunities for start-up companies. As the banking system reeled from the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression, venture capital

Published on: December 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Canadian mobile market entrepreneurs find credit despite crunch

An economic recession might be causing a credit crunch for many companies, but in the mobile space at least two entrepreneurs appear to be bucking the trend -- finding much needed funds to

Published on: January 14th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Timely tips on how to kick-start your new business

A decade ago Tony Lourakis launched his tech start-up as a 20-year-old student with virtually no money, relying on sheer hard work and the help of those close to him.That was in 1998.In

Published on: October 17th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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