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5 Years, 5 Lessons

"When you slip up, just weave it into your story. Failures don't have to be a red light or a brick wall in front of you; consider them a pivot or an extra step." Jess Ekstrom, CEO and Founder of HeadbandsOfHope.com shares her five lessons learned from five years as a...

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Metrics to Help Monitor your Startup

Anyone who has started their own business knows that there's a long road ahead before accomplishing long term success. Measuring success of your startup in its early days is a difficult task, especially when profitability is a long ways away. How do you know if your...

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Great tips on from Slack on Launching

More than 30 000 teams use Slack everyday, yet the company never had a massive marketing campaign or spent millions on advertising. The big lesson here:Don't underestimate the power of traditional media when you launch. It must be your primary concern, starting months...

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Kake Studio Bakery

Written By: Andrew Adam Rosalyn Maassarany is a local Barrie entrepreneur looking to take a bite out of the decorative cake scene in Barrie. Rosalyn started a bootstrap business out of her home three years ago, out of a desire to find life balance and focus on her...

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The Toughest Questions Investors Ask

Kauffman Founders School It can be tough to prepare for a meeting with investors, here are some HARD questions investors may ask. "Why should I or anyone else care?" This type of question from investors that can freeze a presentation in its tracks. There's no avoiding...

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Is Venture Capital For You?

Venture capital can be a useful way to accelerate your company. Is venture capital right for you? It depends. Are you pursuing a massive market opportunity? Do you want to accelerate quickly? Are you ready for an exit in a few years? Because, after all, when VCs...

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Small and Medium-sized Employers

Small and medium-sized businesses are the backbone of the economic system. Diane Jermyn, Globe and Mail Call them the job creators. The winners of Canada’s Top Small & Medium Employers competition not only have outstanding workplaces with enlightened human...

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Equity splits

Noam Wasserman states “Unfortunately, many of our natural inclinations about equity splits are wrong or counterproductive, destined to cause problems in the long run, even when they seem eminently fair, wise, and peaceful in the short run.” Deciding on equity splits...

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The startup finance pyramid

Finance is about more than just money and numbers. Bill Reichert, a seasoned venture capitalist, builds a strategic “Finance Pyramid” to help you understand how finance underpins your goals and strategies. Through eight critical lessons Bill provides you with the...

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