The world is fast progressing towards businesses operating and developing new products and services using a balance of full-time and freelance labor. We used to begrudgingly hire a freelancer to help out once in a while but the stigma behind that is disappearing and businesses no longer have access to the best resources through the full-time market.read more
We discussed the latest trends in startup public relations with Jason Kinnear, senior vice-president and national technology sector lead of Edelman Canada.
We explore why public relations is a powerful tool for supporting your business objectives, when to engage and how to build a high-impact PR strategy.read more
The importance of economic freedom in fostering entrepreneurship and small business creation is clearly demonstrated by the sluggish economic recovery of the United States following the 2008 recession, concludes a new book jointly published today by the Fraser Institute and the Mercatus Institute in Virginia.
And this provides an important lesson for Canada.read more
An aging population is stunting entrepreneurism in Canada, finds a new study released this week by the Fraser Institute, a public policy think-tank.read more
For many fast-growing startups, one of the biggest challenges is knowing if and when to jump on the public relations bandwagon.read more
Big data has become a buzzword for the significant amount of information that many corporations are accumulating about their existing and prospective customers.
However, the common notion of big data has created misconceptions that have caused small businesses to avoid taking advantage of growth in data analytics.read more
Create products that people love by validating your idea first; then, keep validating.
The focus of our third class was on validating your idea and establishing your value proposition. For me, validating an idea never ends, and it’s something I feel really strongly about spending time and energy on at Ladies Learning Code.read more
Shift Alerts has announced an expansion to its executive management team.read more
Toronto's Datazen Software has been acquired by Microsoft.read more
Pedram Keyani, who has organized dozens of hackathons while working at Facebook and Uber, has seen how these fun, energetic events can positively permeate company culture.read more
Mattresses are expensive. It’s one of those sad facts of life that most people accept and part of the reason why mattress shopping is so dreaded. But with the Internet leveling the playing field for retailers and consumers, it seems inevitable that mattresses would eventually become part of the range of products available cheaper online.read more
There’s a lot of hype around Equity Crowdfunding being “legal” in Canada, yet most ordinary Canadians seem to be very confused and unaware of what’s legal, what will become legal, when, and what this really means for Canadian entrepreneurs and investors.
Unlike regular crowdfunding (e.g. Kickstarter, Indiegogo) where you receive perks or rewards for the money you give, equity crowdfunding actually allows people to own a piece of the businesses they help finance.read more
Ayogo Health this week announced a Series A investment of $2.5 million from a syndicate of investors including Merck Global Health Innovation Fund, Excel Venture Management, and 7Wire Ventures.read more