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Lessons From the Dragons: Prove Your Market

A family firm with a hot product and a swift solution to homeowners' winter weather woes on the Dragons' Den Holiday Special

The Problem With Failing Early and Often

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For too long entrepreneurs treated failure as a dirty secret. But fetishizing it the way we do now can be equally harmful. Here's why

Lessons From the Dragons: Focus on the Fundamentals

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Joe Mimran explains why this pitch sparked a bidding war on the Season 11 premiere of Dragons' Den

Is This the Best Place in the Country for Female Entrepreneurs?

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More women are setting up businesses in Ontario than in the rest of Canada, according to a new study

5 Tools to Grow Your Startup Fast

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Big dreams will only get you so far. If you want to accelerate your brand new business, you need to equip yourself with smart—and practical—strategies, like those used by these STARTUP 50 winners

What You Really Need to Start a Business

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It's not necessarily experience, as the leader of one of Canada's Top New Growth Companies knows all too well

The First Step to Successful Entrepreneurship

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Raising capital is crucial, but it’s not just about the money. Three reasons to master the art of fundraising early

The Hidden Costs of Unlimited Vacation Policies

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How unstructured, unlimited holiday policies can backfire, leaving companies with burned out employees and big bills instead of a well-rested workforce

Why Startups Should Sell to Big Companies First (and How to Land Them)

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W100 winner Carol Leaman ignored the conventional "start small" growth model and pursued billion-dollar companies straight out of the gate

How to Become the Ultimate Leader

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26 skills every entrepreneur and manager needs now, with tips from the pros—including Canada women's soccer team captain Christine Sinclair—on how to develop them

What Skipping School Taught Me About Business

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

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Many had their doubts when the founder of Indigo sought to move beyond book selling and create a retailer for the digital age. But the strategy is starting to pay off

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