Canadians must innovate away ‘lazy’ business approach, says Microsoft exec

Canadian small businesses need to use technology to sell their products and services globally in order to be as innovative as their American counterparts, according to a panel of business leaders.Small businesses are

Published on: April 1st, 2011 Brian Jackson

How to develop tech products with potential

By Agnes Haak As a mentor and consultant to small and medium sized businesses, I have encountered many IT professionals and entrepreneurs who are developing new technology and are asking for help on

Published on: March 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

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

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Published on: March 18th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Go global or go home, investors advise mobile tech firms

“First we take Toronto then we take the world” just doesn't cut it anymore as a business strategy for startup mobile device companies, according to one of the heads of a leading Canadian

Published on: February 21st, 2011 Nestor Arellano

3 smart reasons for SMBs to avoid Facebook

By Katherine Noyes For small businesses, the conventional wisdom today is that social media have become the best way to reach out to potential and current customers, and that companies need to be

Published on: February 19th, 2011 IDG News Service

Cloud, analytics, CRM hot ticket items for Canadian SMBs: IBM

As companies regain spending confidence, cloud computing technology, customer relations management (CRM) products and analytics tools are fast becoming hot ticket items for Canadian businesses, according to a recent survey released by IBM.The

Published on: January 26th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Make your social media campaign soar with Dragonfly Marketing

How does one navigate the contemporary marketing scene of ubiquitous internet, email, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, and online blogs?  Authors Jennifer Aaker and Andy Smith show how to harness the power of social media

Published on: January 4th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

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

Groupon groupies in Toronto

The social buying site Groupon is once more in the spotlight thanks to its recent purchase by search giant Google.ITBusiness.ca has been tracking Groupon and the group buying craze for some time. In

Published on: December 7th, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

$5,000 prize for best dot-ca small business website

Small businesses with a Web site registered to a dot-ca domain have a shot at winning $5,000 next May. The Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) announced its Impact Awards at Toronto’s Mesh Marketing

Published on: November 22nd, 2010 Brian Jackson

5 fabulous free downloads and services for small businesses

By Keir Thomas These are frugal times for business, and an organization starting out might have very little money to spend on IT. Even if you're part of an established business, you're probably

Published on: November 15th, 2010 IDG News Service

How to increase your Windows system restore points

Lee asked the Answer Line forum how to increase the number of Windows System Restore points. Windows' built-in system backup program, System Restore, allows you to revert Windows and your applications back to

Published on: November 9th, 2010 Lincoln Spector

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