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The Product

Power up

In today’s always-connected world, there may be nothing more frustrating than holding a phone that’s out of juice. That panicky,

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Survival of the fittest

Before you decide that 30 bucks for a pair of underwear is too much, consider this: You spent $800 on that down-filled jacket you…

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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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Ask a Pro

Everything you need to know about running a family business

It’s hard enough to run a company yourself, let alone with people who know every little detail about you. Running a

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Keep your company

Q: I don’t want to take financing from investors, but I still need money to grow my business. What can 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

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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Yearning for yield

It’s not just social media sites and nifty gadgets that tech investors love. They also want a piece of Farmers

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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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Manage a corporate crisis

When packaged meat contaminated with listeria killed 22 Canadians in 2008, Maple Leaf Foods called in David Herle, a principal partner with…

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Manage a global team

Every year, Jeff Zamluk gets dozens of goods designed, manufactured and shipped in a globe-spanning process all managed from his

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The Pitch

Viral capital

After raising nearly US$1.3-million online, stereo maker Mass Fidelity needs more money for marketing. Late last fall, Mass Fidelity –

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We’re not making it up

Rave reviews seem like an unlikely problem for any business, but customers grateful for a good night’s sleep have created

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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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Ruffolo

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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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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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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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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