9 reasons why being a journalist makes you a better entrepreneur

For all those journalists who wondered whether they could start and thrive in their own business, they might be surprised to learn that some of their existing skills are transferable. And for all those entrepreneurs who wonder what they might be able to learn from media professionals, this article will offer some helpful succinct advice. Three former journalists […]

Does being a parent make you a better entrepreneur?

What’s more overwhelming than an already-stressful full time job? How about two jobs? That’s the general perception most entrepreneurs have when describing their jobs-kids-family workload. Recently, new father Simon Schneider reflected on the balance between running a start-up and running a family, in his article for Fast Company “How the birth of my son made […]

What every business can learn from David’s Tea

They may not have replaced Starbucks yet, but those teal David’s Tea cups are dotting communities across North America. Call it a true Tea Party, where the main winner is a humble Montreal company that has grown to become a Canadian success story. A story that every firm can learn from, no matter their vertical. David’s Tea […]

Veteran Toronto startup Intelliresponse acquired by [24]7

An all-cash exit for a veteran Toronto virtual agent/customer experience startup: [24]7 announced this morning that it has acquired Intelliresponse, a member of the Toronto startup scene for over a decade. Intelliresponse combines predictive analysis and content-based customer service into virtual agents, providing live, on-demand answers to questions from digital visitors. See the media release […]

Bitcoin’s price drops sharply but Bitcoin startups still attract VC cash

Despite a precipitous plunge that has seen its value decrease by more than 70 percent over the past year due largely to speculation, Bitcoin, by far the world’s dominant cryptocurrency, is very much alive. Particularly promising is the attention—and money— that Silicon Valley keeps heaping on Bitcoin. Several Bitcoin startups are attracting big-dollar bets from […]

Mompreneurs are building their businesses by selling on Facebook

They are all over the Internet, social media and TV; they are the mompreneurs and they are showing that it’s possible to balance a successful home life with a burgeoning business career. A report from Experian found that mothers with young children, when compared to the general population, are more active on social media. They’re […]