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The Product

Camera connection

The video surveillance industry is undergoing big changes and Vancouver’s Avigilon is leading the way. It’s impossible not to notice

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Pizza perfection

Justin Lussier’s Neapolitan pie joint was a hit when it first opened, but no one could have anticipated just how

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We are wearables

Canada is ground zero for the smart-tech revolution. Here’s how a bunch of homegrown start-ups are changing the way we interact with

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Ask a Pro

Beyond our borders

Q: I’d like to expand my business beyond Canada’s borders, but I’m not sure if I’m ready. How can I

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Success while sick

Q: I’ve been diagnosed with cancer and need to take a month off work for treatments. How can I keep Read More

Broken social scene

We drastically reduced our marketing budget during the economic slowdown, but it’s time to start reinvesting. Where will I get the most bang…

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How I Did It

Daycare domination

How did a mother of eight create a multimillion-dollar childcare business? By listening closely to her clients Kids have always

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Masters of fun

Spin Master has been creating hit toys for 20 years, including Air Hogs, Bakugan, Shrinky-Dinks and AquaDoodle. Last year, it

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Social media master

Companies across the world use Hootsuite to manage their social accounts. Now meet the man behind the platform. Now that

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Rebrand your business

Most companies go through a rebrand at some point in their history. It may be a logo refresh or a

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Run a seasonal business

The Elmhirst Resort in Keene, Ont., is open 365 days a year, but nearly half the 340-acre site’s revenue comes

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Keep staff for life

No company, big or small, likes it when the people they’ve invested in quit. An unexpected exit can bring down

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The Pitch

Printing for all

Most Canadians don’t realize that 3-D printing is cheaper and more accessible then ever before. One company is hoping people

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Paperless problems

Tanya Reitzel wants her employees to go electronic. Some staff, though, are having a hard time parting with paper. Tanya

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Lost in the woods

Antris Registry Corp. wants to help keep adventurers, boaters, work-alone professionals – even women on first dates – safe…

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Ruffolo

Exit this way

Selling a company shouldn’t be the goal. Instead, help people solve a problem, then the sale will come Whether you

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Where’s the big idea?

Our new columnist, venture capital veteran John Ruffolo, on the state of innovation in Canada “Worthwhile Canadian Initiative” was once called the most boring

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Failure, success and entrepreneurship

It’s not failure, but the fear of failure, that holds back our entrepreneurial culture. There are two ideas that tend

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Seeking series B

If we want to build long-lasting companies in Canada, we need more later-stage funding You are a Canadian entrepreneur, with

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Passion project

The quest for fame and fortune shouldn’t be the drivers of entrepreneurial success. The key is being passionate about your

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