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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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Made in Manitobah

It’s always nice to have celebrities endorse your product, but for Sean McCormick it’s his community that he cares about

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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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Ask a Pro

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

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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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
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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

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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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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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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