PaymentEvolution Offers Free Payroll Services to Start-ups!


PaymentEvolution, Canada’s largest and most loved payroll and payments service is unveiling free services to help startups better manage and pay their staff.   PaymentEvolution provides easy to use, secure online payroll services to thousands of small and mid-sized businesses across Canada. In addition, accountants, CPA firms and financial institutions rely on the company for [...]


Smooth Scaling – How to Keep Your Startup Afloat

By: Mark Kirkpatrick Ask any successful entrepreneur about what made their business take-off, and with all of the calculated advice and hard lessons learned, there’s always one aspect that’s a little harder to pin down. Simply put: most successful startups have the benefit of being in the right place at the right time. Obviously, you want [...]


Tips For Financing A Start-Up Business

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By: Jessica Galbraith You can have the best start-up idea in the world, but without the cash to back it that business will never get off the ground. Financing a start-up business, especially if you have no previous track record, usually requires a solid business plan and a lot of patience waiting for an investor [...]


BYOD’s Role in Cultivating an Entrepreneurial Culture for Your Small Business


By: Roy Rasmussen Gartner forecasts that 38 percent of companies will require employees to bring their own devices to work by 2016, and by 2017 half of all businesses will adopt BYOD. This technological shift represents a sea change in business culture as the traditional workplace gets displaced by the virtual water cooler. Even companies that [...]


Setting Up An Efficient Office Space

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By Joanna Hughes Setting up an office offers entrepreneurs and small business owners the unique opportunity to design a space that meets their unique needs. Determining the difference between an essential investment and an unnecessary expense can seem overwhelming, but maintaining awareness of your business’s specific needs will help you make the most effective strategic [...]


How MOOCs are Re-Shaping Higher Education


By: Raj-Kabir Birk Massive Open Online Courses, or MOOCs as they’re more commonly known, are online courses provided by higher education institutions that are free and available to everyone, regardless of prior education. The course is conducted entirely online, with readings, lectures, and assessments provided. Upon completion of the course, the student receives a certificate of [...]


How Networking Plays A Role In The Success of Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses


By: Joanna Hughes While “networking” may bring to mind thoughts of making forced small talk with strangers, it is actually a powerful tool for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Successful networking not only fosters connections with customers and potential referrals, but also offers unique opportunities for professional development. A few simple practices can help you [...]


Lean Startup Machine


(REGISTER HERE) By: Anirudh Narayan  Lean Startup Machine is a hands-on, 3-day workshop that teaches entrepreneurs the Lean Startup methodologies made famous in The Lean Startup by Eric Ries. But I’m guessing you’ve already read the book; why then should you attend the workshop?  We reached out to our friends at the Lean Startup Machine [...]


Why Wearable Technology is the Future


By: Raj-Kabir Birk As smartphones and tablets continue to rise in popularity, companies are already taking major steps[i] into the next phase of technological innovation in the form of wearable technology. ‘Wearables’ are accessories that have computing and electronic capabilities, including but not limited to smart eyewear, smart watches, and fitness wristbands. The sector is estimated [...]


Incubators And Accelerators: The New Alternative To MBAs?

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By: Joanna Hughes Today’s startups are looking for a competitive edge in order to gain critical market traction. While the MBA was previously considered the premier path toward eventual business success, the changing economic landscape and 21st century marketplace has many entrepreneurs considering a different path toward transforming their ideas into action. Incubators and accelerators [...]