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The Product

Extreme makeover

Hipstreet has a history of taking wacky ideas and turning them into big hits. One of the consumer electronics maker’s prized products is a USB key…

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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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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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Ask a Pro

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

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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Providing a pension

Q: I’d like to start offering a pension plan to my employees. We compete with bigger players that have plans

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How I Did It

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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In the driver’s seat

It all started when 38-year-old Tim Kimber saw a strange-looking toy car. Wanting to bring this car to the masses,

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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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5 ways to foster innovation

When Apple announced in May that it intended to buy Beats, a luxury headphone maker and music-streaming company, it set tongues…

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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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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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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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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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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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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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