Toronto startups unleash slew of productivity boosters

Toronto tech startups want to help you get organized with social media tools offering time management, shared notebooks, and a way to better sort your Gmail attachments.Tech entrepreneurs took to the stage at

Published on: February 28th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

Awards honour innovation in resurgent online tech space

After the dot-com bust, Michael Hyatt recalls, the conventional wisdom was that nobody would invest in the Internet any more.  He wasn't convinced. “I didn't think people would give up their e-mail addresses,”

Published on: December 22nd, 2010 Grant Buckler

Group buying sites mature as huge market size becomes clear

As the packed-to-the-brim shopping malls on Boxing Day promise to remind us this weekend, shoppers love a bargain. That’s the crux of what’s inspired the many sites looking to cash in on the

Published on: December 21st, 2010 Brian Jackson

Small firms dominate Silicon Valley North

Small businesses dominate Toronto’s information and communications technology (ICT) cluster, often referred to as Silicon Valley North, according to a new report.Only less than half of one per cent of the 11,500 ICT

Published on: November 30th, 2010 Brian Jackson

5 strategies to fast-track your startup to spectacular success

Brian Halligan and Dharmesh Shah – entrepreneurs in residence at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston – know a thing or two about launching a new business. They've transformed their own

Published on: March 1st, 2010 Joaquim P. Menezes

Working at a startup can get your adrenaline going

Remember the late '90s, when tech managers left corporate IT in droves join Internet start-ups? Some people got rich, and others got burned, but everyone agreed -- working for a start-up is a

Published on: December 4th, 2008 Gina Smith

How to start your own tech startup

Samir Mehta doesn't look much like a 15-year-old Chinese gymnast, but in many ways, the 41-year-old serial entrepreneur is just as nimble. You may have heard of him a few years ago when

Published on: September 9th, 2008 Bill Snyder

The One Minute Manager’s tips for IT pros starting their own business

Excerpts from the interview: Why do so many small businesses fail? There's two reasons. The first one is bad financial management. [Entrepreneurs] forget that sales have to exceed expenses -- the common stuff

Published on: June 20th, 2008 Thomas Hoffman and Meridith Levinson

Five tech strategies to help you ‘tell your story’ and make a sale

"Sell the sizzle not the steak," is a favourite marketing mantra.But tech-based businesses are better off expounding on the benefits their product or services provide if they intend to break into the market,

Published on: May 21st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

How to get funding for your business without selling your soul

It's a scenario any new entrepreneur dreads.After finally getting start-up capital to get a venture off the ground, the company's owner suddenly realizes he had essentially signed off to the investor a huge

Published on: April 30th, 2008 Nestor Arellano