Rick Spence

Rick Spence

Rick Spence is president of Canadian Entrepreneur Communications, a Toronto-based business writer, speaker and consultant dedicated to entrepreneurship and helping businesses grow.

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Crowdfunding: More Than a Financial Flea Market

Crowdfunding is a game changer, no matter what industry you’re in. How to build a supportive community of fans, investors and customers for your business

The iPhone Revolution, Five Years Later

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Is it too late to cash in on the entrepreneural revolution launched by the iPhone?

The Surprisingly Simple Startup

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Company using infographics communicates directly and plainly about the steps a startup needs to take on various subjects

Bridging the Mentoring Gap


Asking for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. Overcome your shyness, find a mentor and leap-frog your competition

The 6 Questions Top Salespeople Can Answer

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Your best closers will know your products, clients and competition well—and their responses will prove it

Using Infographics to Increase Engagement

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Creating impact: resources for making your content memorable

Are you ready for dot-anything?

The Internet is about to get bigger and more complicated. Are you ready for Domain Name Reveal Day? On May 1, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ...

Business Opportunities are Often Within A Company


Start looking outside to identify growth prospects and weed out old initiatives

Three Rules for Innovation Teams

There's a right and a wrong way to innovate. Here's how to make sure you're doing the former, not the latter

The lost generation of consumers

Here’s yet another reason for the continuing weakness of North American economies: the surprising plight of Generation Y. The cohort aged 18 to 34, also known as the Millennials, are ...

How Can I Turn This Situation to My Advantage?

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Learn to transform your challenges into opportunities

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Specific guidelines on what you’ll get for your money, and which types of reps are worth the extra spend