How businesses can save on rent with co-working

With office space rent in downtown areas starting at around at upwards of $1,000/month, what's a budget constrained tech start-up or single-person businesses operation to do?Thankfully, an alternative working arrangement called co-working offers

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Video Rewind: The three Ts of finding an angel investor

Are you looking for an angel investor to fund your tech start-up or small business?Rob Kotourbash of Maple Leaf Angel Investors Group says that investors typically focus of three Ts when deciding to

Published on: September 13th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Canadian start-ups get helping hand from Silicon Valley Canucks

They have hit it big south of the border and are now ready to lend a helping hand to fellow Canadian entrepreneurs developing their companies in the tech industry.Although the organization has only

Published on: July 18th, 2011 Martin Studzinski

Accelerated: Waterloo’s culture of collaboration

By Francis Moran and Leo Valiquette Throughout this series, we have often referenced startup accelerators and the important role they play in the commercialization ecosystem, as well as where government support fits into the

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Francis Moran

Why elevator pitches don’t work with investors

What’s the problem with elevator pitches?For one thing, investors don’t care much about them, according to Dan Mothersill, a Toronto-based serial entrepreneur and angel investor who has advised and funded numerous tech start-ups.“The

Published on: March 22nd, 2011 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

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

Cisco offers zero interest financing to SMBs in India and China

The new offering is being rolled out in China, India, Hong Kong and South Korea, and will cover services sold to SMBs directly by Cisco or through its partners.The scheme was earlier introduced

Published on: July 3rd, 2008 John Ribeiro