Women make up one third of Canadian entrepreneurs, but not in tech industry

Female entrepreneurs in Canada are increasing in number, tend to be younger than their male counterparts and are starting businesses at a faster rate than men, however gender equality among STEM industry business

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Flexibility, mentorship, digital transformation key drivers for workplace diversity, report says

Employers should offer more flexible working arrangements and mentorship opportunities, and embrace digital transformation if they want to do a better job of retaining female employees, who leave the tech industry at a

Published on: February 6th, 2018 Alex Coop

Interview with Lightspeed Ventures partner Ravi Mhatre

Lightspeed Ventures partner Ravi Mhatre sat down with ITBusiness.ca last month at TiEConĀ and talked about the nuances of investor-entrepreneur relationships and the future of Lightspeed Ventures. At TiECon this year, Ravi was announced

Published on: June 27th, 2017 Ashley Huffman

FreshBooks launches new platform after more than a decade of cloud invoicing

Toronto-based cloud invoicing software firm FreshBooks launched a complete overhaul of its platform on Tuesday, the firm announced. Aimed at independent small business operators who need a convenient and professional way to manage

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Brian Jackson

Experts on why you should stop listening to experts

If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you? More than likely not. Yet, if a famous entrepreneur gave you advice, you would more than likely follow it with little reservation. Although

Published on: June 9th, 2016 Ashley Huffman

GRAND pairs Vancouver inventor with Calgary researchers

A Vancouver school teacher who developed a unique treadmill designed to improve skating, is now working with researchers from the University of Calgary who are developing sensors to help speed skaters improve their

Published on: April 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

SMBs feel

Canadians love small and medium sized businesses but SMBs want more affection from the government too by way of tax breaks on tax purchases and less red tape. This was part of the

Published on: July 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Creativity and customer focus help small Canadian firms thrive in tough times

Holding onto existing customers and while beating back new competitors is a top concern of Canadian small and medium sized firms, according Telus Corp. This fact emerged from a series of focus groups

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano