Innovation

When an Iconic Brand Reinvents an Already-Popular Product

Tilley Endurables, maker of celebrated sunshades, swapped seasons to produce it's first-ever toque

How to Make Sure Your New Product is Ready for Launch

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Nothing ruins a big release like an overlooked flaw. Expert advice on avoiding a fiery failure

The Problem With Canadian Innovation, According to Jim Balsillie

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The former BlackBerry co-CEO and current chair of the Canadian Council of Innovators says our policies are stuck in the 20th century

Why Litigation Financing Firms Fund Lawsuits from the Little Guys

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It's no longer taboo for third parties to back other people's legal pursuits, creating surging demand for businesses that serve as benefactors

Why You Should Let Your Staff Have Side Gigs

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So what if your employees are driving Ubers or building Etsy empires on the side? The skills they pick up moonlighting can make your business stronger

Inside Shop.ca’s Failed E-Commerce Revolution

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Once one of Canada's hottest tech startups, the marketplace went bankrupt after a series of strategic missteps and clashing visions. Can it rise again?

Meet the Entrepreneur Whose Clothing Brand Boosts Tween Self-Esteem

Linda Maslechko of Triple Flip

Former Bay Streeter Linda Maslechko started Triple Flip to help girls find their size

Inside Frank + Oak’s Ambitious Strategy of Constant Reinvention

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Meet the innovators building an omnichannel, omnisex, omnicountry brand that may just be the future of retail

Lessons From the Dragons: If at First You Don’t Succeed

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Former pitchers return with improved products on the Dragons' Den Season 11 Second Chance Special

How to Build a Bot That Helps Consumers Shop

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Canadian chat platform Kik created a tool that allows H&M to interact with Gen Z shoppers, increasing sales and providing better customer data

Meet the Entrepreneur Building a Business to Fight Online Trolls

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Chris Priebe is applying the lessons he learned co-founding kids-only social network Club Penguin to help combat abuse and bullying with Two Hat Security

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