Video Rewind: How to start-up a security business

Security continues to be a major concern for businesses of all sized as they prepare for 2011. As security vendors and experts dish out their annual predictions for the coming year, we thought

Published on: December 23rd, 2010 ITBusiness Staff

Listening to clients is secret to Voices.com’s success

Listening to clients and paying attention to their concerns is top priority at Voices.com, a London, Ont.–based voice talent firm that works with producers such as DreamWorks and networks like NBC, ABC, and

Published on: November 26th, 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

Sneak Peek: Thought Controlled Computing with InteraXon

When I was first introduced to InteraXon, a device was placed on my head and I was told that if I focused my thoughts, I'd be able to control the images I was looking

Published on: September 23rd, 2010 Krista Napier

HSBC awards provide offer Canadian businesses much need visibility

Are you operating a Canadian firm doing business abroad and would like to generate some publicity around your company?HSBC Bank Canada recently launched an awards program that just might be the answer.

Published on: September 3rd, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Sneak peek: Burstn pics, mobile style

Picture this: you've just snapped some great pictures on your smartphone and want to share them instantly with friends, colleagues, customers, or with your social networks on Twitter and/or Facebook. What's the fastest

Published on: August 25th, 2010 Krista Napier

Should your business be on eBay?

Lately a lot’s being said about businesses needing to stake their claim on the social media arena. But does your business need to have presence on an online auction site such as eBay

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How to become Canada’s top eBay seller

Two Thornhill, Ont. teenaged brothers dreamt up a global business selling golf balls, and drove their company to the top of eBay Canada's contest last year.Does you business have what it takes to

Published on: July 28th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

How a little company could thrive in a big boys’ world

Bigger isn't always better – at least that's how DAVE Wireless sees it.  At the Toronto Board of Trade breakfast on Feb 2, Dave Dobbin gave an insightful and humorous presentation on what

Published on: February 4th, 2010 Krista Napier

Lack of Marketing Savvy: Is It Restricting Growth Among Canadian Startups?

Canada has an abundance of innovative ideas, exemplary technical talent, and infrastructure to support its technology initiatives. So why is Canada not positioned as a country that is synonymous with innovation and commercialization?

Published on: January 8th, 2010 Krista Napier

How to raise funds for your business — advice from $35 million man

It seems the story that dominated finance over 2009 was the lack of opportunities for start-up companies. As the banking system reeled from the largest economic crisis since the Great Depression, venture capital

Published on: December 28th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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

Ontario’s 10-year tax break for certain tech start-ups “far from perfect”

An Ontario bill aiming to help tech start-ups clear the hurdle in bringing ideas from the halls of academia to the streets of the commercial marketplace may fall short of its intended goal,

Published on: January 6th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Five signs your start-up is about to flunk

The sound of a tech start-up crashing to Earth is loudest when it's unexpected. However, there are several warning signs that investors and customers can look for that almost always spell trouble:1. Key

Published on: October 10th, 2008 Melissa Chang