Can Creativity & Business Co-exist?

Are Entrepreneurs Thieves? Should You Be? Musician and creativity consultant to organizations like Cirque du Soleil, David Usher, says that artists and entrepreneurs are “thieves”. But that’s not a bad thing, he argues. The very nature of what they do …Continue Reading →

Focus on Process for Business Success says Bruce Croxon

“Process is a lot of work… It doesn’t just happen,” says Bruce Croxon, investor, entrepreneur, founder of Lavalife and current Dragon on CBC’s Dragon’s Den. But it is essential for business success. Key Process-Building Elements You need a blend of …Continue Reading →

How to Avoid Competing on Price

Like so many software success stories, BlackSquare, started by developing software to solve its own problem (managing a web-based wine club), and then realized that a whole lot of other people could benefit from it too. Two years later they have clients …Continue Reading →

Pet Pictures to Profits: How A Pet Food Store Succeeds Online

There’s a new wave of young entrepreneurs taking over their parents’ businesses, and they are bringing with them a must-do attitude about e-commerce. Like Baseer Khudayar of Zelen Shoes (Canada’s Answer to Zappos), today’s guest, Brandon Forder of Canadian Pet Connection, …Continue Reading →

How Shopify Overtook Volusion

If you’ve been thinking of selling online and looking for a way to set up your e-commerce store, odds are you’ve come across Shopify. Shopify is the platform used by 65,000 e-commerce stores in 100 countries. But did you know …Continue Reading →

Does Your Website Pass The W5 Test?

Many small and mid-sized businesses are WASTING their online marketing budgets. Why? Because once they’ve driven people to their website, they aren’t giving all the information potential customers are looking for. The W5 Website Checklist is a quick tool to …Continue Reading →