Best Practices

The Problem With Failing Early and Often

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

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

The First Step to Successful Entrepreneurship


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


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


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

The Next Faces of Canada’s Tech Ecosystem

Tammy Meyers, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of QuestUpon Technologies Inc., uses the company's app on her iPhone at the Quay in New Westminster, B.C. Photo: Darryl Dyck/CP

Female entrepreneurs are disrupting the male-dominated sector transforming the economy in British Columbia and beyond. Here's how

How Tony Lacavera Plans to Bridge the Startup Funding Gap


The founder of Wind Mobile says firms often fail to make the leap from mid-sized to global. He's got a $100 million strategy to help them cross the "Valley of Death"

Why Community is the Most Valuable Thing Your Company Can Build

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Vancouver student entrepreneur Daniel Dubois’ ShareShed is a rallying point for its members. How that's helping the startup grow

How to Prepare for the Coming Slowdown in Startup Funding


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

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