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What Skipping School Taught Me About Business

Cutting class helped this founder learn some valuable lessons about entrepreneurialism and responsibility

How to Prepare for the Coming Slowdown in Startup Funding

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Investors are flush with cash, but cautious about spending it. Why Canada's fledgling tech firms need to get ready for the new, frugal venture capitalist

The 7 Most Important Minutes of the Workday

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How one short daily meeting helped Brian Scudamore’s O2E Brands to higher profits and a better company culture

How Canada’s Immigration System is Failing Tech Startups

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Complicated and sluggish protocols are curbing access to foreign talent—just when firms need it most

When It Pays to Work With the Competition

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The banks wouldn’t finance her business, so W100 winner Jane Gowing forged alliances with other construction firms. The result: Bigger clients and massive growth

What Successful Startups Know About Sales

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In the early days, many high-tech firms are focused on the product more than on selling it. Here’s why they should rethink that balance

6 Good Reasons to Manufacture in Canada

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Offshoring has its advantages, but you can actually save money, time and hassle by making at home. Why this small business did it

How to Engage Staff By Helping Them Grow

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Rejecting old-school accounting culture helped make RLB LLP one of Aon's Best Small and Medium Employers in Canada

An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Branding (or Rebranding) Your Business

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It takes time and care to craft the perfect public profile. Four things you need to do to get it right

6 Legal Matters You Should Tackle at Startup

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Getting the necessary documents and protection in place early could save you a lot in the long run. Lawyer Matt Norris explains what you need to do

The Right Way to Present a Job Offer

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Once you’ve got the perfect candidate in your sights, it’s time to close the deal. Nine tips for getting to “yes”

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Throw out your boilerplate list of questions. Four tips for more insightful and effective interactions with prospective employees

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