Startup TO – The benefit of doing what you love

I still get shocked when I hear that someone doesn’t like their job. In my head, there are pretty much two options in life work-wise: 1) Work at a job you hate because

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Ashley Huffman

4 strategies to become a true social business

by Jon Ferrara You and I may be fully participating in popular social media like Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, but I'll bet your company isn't -- at least as well as it could

Published on: April 3rd, 2012 IDG News Service

Who’s doing due diligence on the Dragons?

by Christine Wong  Tech startups are constantly reminded that even when it looks like a financing or acquisition deal is done, it ain’t over til the due diligence is done. But who’s performing

Published on: March 16th, 2012 Christine Wong

Business Software Alliance’s latest weird argument for stronger IP laws

The Business Software Alliance has found a newly imagined detriment of Canada’s supposedly sub-par intellectual property laws – make sure you’re sitting down for this shocker – it’s slowing down the advancement of

Published on: February 28th, 2012 Brian Jackson

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

Canada lags behind U.S. in supporting small businesses

by Christine Wong We Canadians tend to get our backs up when people assume we’re exactly the same as Americans, but with different accents, eh? For proof of just how different we are,

Published on: February 10th, 2012 Christine Wong

Small biz acquisition as a tech talent raid strategy

   by Nestor E. Arellano There’s usually a lot of media hoopla, happy dances and high fives following announcements of a big biz acquisition of a promising tech industry startup. The

Published on: February 7th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Organizing your home office: Staying screen savvy

by Clare Kumar  Whether you work with a laptop or desktop, interaction with the screen is an important part of workstation safety. Avoid neck strain by keeping your neck in a neutral position

Published on: February 7th, 2012 Clare Kumar

Canadian startups cashing chips way too early?

  by Christine Wong Assessing the debris of the Research in Motiondebacle – longtime co-CEOs swept aside, stock price in shambles, failed PlayBook launch and customer confidence rocked by service outages – it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2012 Christine Wong

2011 showed us what Canadian startups are really made of

by Christine Wong Forgive me for stealing from Charles Dickens but it is the holiday season after all: was 2011 the best of times or the worst of times for startups? Christine WongThere

Published on: December 23rd, 2011 Christine Wong

Why do startups hate agreements?

by Monica Goyal I recently considered entering a business relationship with a startup. These conversations always seem to end with the same awkwardness around signing an agreement. My response, as always, was: I’ll

Published on: December 19th, 2011 Monica Goyal

How HoHoTO turned crowdsourcing into a cause

By Shane Schick Startups know what it means to be hungry. They tend to be launched by people who work extremely hard for what are sometimes small dividends, at least initially. They have

Published on: December 14th, 2011 Shane Shick

Why ‘Small Business Saturday’ would make no sense

If Canadian small and medium-sized businesses really think that having a day dedicated to them will boost sales, they must worry about competing with Santa Claus for revenue, too. The hysteria around Black

Published on: December 1st, 2011 Shane Shick

SMBs actually hate social media

  by Christine Wong Time for a social media reality check, kids.   The myth: All companies are happily, constantly tweeting, posting and linking up a storm on social media, to their hearts’ delight

Published on: November 11th, 2011 Christine Wong