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The Product

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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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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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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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

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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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

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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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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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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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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