Last Chance to Win an Outstanding Business Achievement Award


By: Shanza Anwaar Are you a cash-strapped entrepreneur that needs market exposure? Are you looking for affordable ways to build your brand? Awards and contests offered by companies, professional associations and industries are a creative marketing strategy that start-ups can employ to achieve much-needed exposure and boost sales. Gail Mercer-MacKay, President of Mercer-Mackay Solutions Inc. [...]


Top Tech Trends for 2013


By: Shanza Anwaar With the world on the brink of a technology revolution, the RIC Centre is helping ICT start-ups in the Peel Region put Canada on the map. RIC Centre runs a Virtual Software Advisory Board where our clients pitch their business ideas, receive practical business advice, and connect with leaders in the IT community. [...]


Targeted Internet Marketing to Grow Your Business


By: Fatema Fatakdawala According to a Cisco report, the number of Internet-connected mobile devices in the world at the end of 2012 exceeded the number of people on Earth! What that means for businesses is that the process of how you market your product or service has drastically changed. This rapid shift from PCs and laptops to mobile platforms (smartphones, tablets, e-readers [...]


The ROI of Social Media


By: Matthew Kert In the past, the metric of return on investment (ROI) gave companies a good sense of how they are doing. It’s a simple formula taking your gains from an investment, subtracting the costs, and then dividing by total cost of the investment. In essence, if your investment was successful then you would [...]


Press Release: Building the IT Community in Peel Region


Mississauga, ON – Aug 29, 2012 – The RIC Centre is proud to introduce our ICT community building initiative. This initiative will help build community connections to assist entrepreneurs with beta customers, integrators and potential investors.  To execute this project, RIC welcomes our new Entrepreneur-in-Residence, John Macdonald. John’s expertise lies in software development. His specific [...]


SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Entrepreneur finalists to pitch new business ideas at Innovator Idol 4 Mississauga, Ontario – Four entrepreneur finalists from the RIC Centre, Peel Region, will pitch their new business ideas to a panel of four well-known Toronto media and business personalities on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at the fourth annual “Innovator Idol” competition. At stake is a [...]


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