Corporation 101 for tech pros: $750,000 capital gains exemption for small businesses

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 the

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Kabbage gets startups fast money to grow

Kabbage is slang for money loans that don't need collateral. It may be $400 to pay for an unscheduled repair or $40,000 to launch a go-to-market campaign, but many small businesses find their

Published on: May 24th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

How close should you be with your investor?

by Monica Goyal How close is to close? I remember an advisor once suggesting that an entrepreneur should be located 150 miles from their investor. It was just to say that investors want

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Monica Goyal

Should RIM sell the BlackBerry brand?

Rumors about a potential sale of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) have been circulating for months, due largely to the Canadian company's ongoing struggles to retain its place in the competitive mobile market

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Al Sacco

SMB tech spending on the way up

Companies selling technology products and services to Canadian small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) should expect a brisk business this year, according to a study recently released by analyst group IDC Canada.Global SMB

Published on: April 28th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Top 12 lies angels tell

By Frank Peters Angel investors are among the leading sources of funding for many technology firms. Knowing how these investors think and evaluate a possible investment is therefore vital for any tech start

Published on: March 10th, 2011 Francis Moran

The new risk capital reality: What now?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In our previous post, we explored the massive changes that have occurred in North America and Europe that have led to a contraction of traditional venture capital

Published on: February 18th, 2011 Francis Moran

The new risk capital reality: What’s happened to VC?

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette In a recent interview with the New York Times, Sean Parker, the entrepreneur behind Napster and Facebook and himself a venture capital investor, provided a rather gloomy

Published on: February 11th, 2011 Francis Moran

Social game revenues still 30 times less than console games

 Last week, Vancouver-based game studio Propaganda Games laid-off 70 workers after the firm was shut down by parent Disney Interactive Studios. Prior to this, Propaganda already had to let go of 100 people

Published on: January 25th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

A case for ditching cell phone contracts

The most detested words in the cell phone industry are “cell phone contract”. The word contract conjures up feelings of confinement, frustration and anger to name a few.  So what do your choices

Published on: December 7th, 2010 Kye Husbands

Get 100 per cent tax write-off on computer purchases

With the finicky economy and rising prices, things have not been good for many small and medium sized enterprises. But as the year closes, it might bring some warm thoughts to business owners

Published on: November 17th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

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 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

Simple steps to smart SMB IT investment

According to a recent report from Forrester Research, IT spending in the United States is expected to ramp up in the second half of the year with an estimated 19 per cent increase

Published on: September 15th, 2010 Matt Troka