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

Electrifying success – Smart lighting saves Rogers Centre $300,000 a year

Use of a smart lighting control system is enabling the Rogers Centre in Toronto save more than $300,000 a year on energy costs.The sprawling Rogers Centre (formerly called Skydome) spans around 12.7 acres.The

Published on: June 29th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Sounds of triumph

Today's economic recession is one of the best times for smaller Canadian businesses to doggedly pursue new inventions say experts in innovation.That's because most of the big players are acting very cautious, cutting

Published on: April 8th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Web Startups Must Up Their Game in Tough Economy

Rather, they should see these challenges in a positive light because they will force Web startups to become more efficient operationally and to develop truly unique, useful products, said speakers at Web 2.0

Published on: December 17th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Canadian innovators bridge “valley of death”

Thomas Ducellier has invented a way mining companies can zap a rock with high levels of radiation and determine what base minerals it contains in about five minutes.Currently the mining industry has to

Published on: November 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

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

Five mistakes to avoid when seeking funds for your business

After the "love money" (provided by friends and family) is gone, start ups often turn to angel investors for their next round of financial backing.However, several small and mid-sized business (SMB) owners unwittingly

Published on: August 1st, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Start-ups look to Microsoft for venture capital

Microsoft Corp. may not have the best reputation on patent issues, but in one area it appears to be friendlier and more progressive than other IT vendors.Microsoft's IP Ventures program has just completed

Published on: June 12th, 2008 Eric Lai

Toronto company gets “top innovator” award for online collaboration tool

Jump to: video | image Toronto-based Octopz Inc. was voted the top innovator for its online collaboration software targeting creative professionals at an event this week. Twenty technology firms from coast to coast

Published on: May 2nd, 2008 Brian Jackson

How to convince investors to back your startup – expert tips

You only have one shot. Make it good and make it count.That's the advice of three venture capital experts to entrepreneurs seeking start-up funding.If you're not ready to make a presentation before potential

Published on: April 25th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Virtual CFO helps IT shops find the dough to grow

Your dream may be to take your business public and retire rich. Or you may want to sell out to someone like Google or Microsoft and retire rich. Or you may have a

Published on: January 4th, 2008 James E. Gaskin