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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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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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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

Raising money

We brought four entrepreneurs together to spill the beans on everything financing. When’s the right time to accept money? How

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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The Pitch

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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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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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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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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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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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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