Category: Technology

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In Canada, women make up 5% of tech founders and receive less than 4% of venture capital. They face unique challenges in raising capital, entering established networks and adapting their needs to the current tech-focused support programs around the country. It’s important to focus the needs of female founders of tech ventures as distinct from […]

Is the office experience dead? This post discusses the benefits of the work-from-home model and how employers can finally gain the cost benefits of no real estate. Most employers hate the idea of going virtual, but companies in Canada increasingly choose to shrink their real estate footprint and adopt work-from-home. But who watches the staff? […]

If you’re tired of hearing about disruption, rejoice, it will soon be replaced by business intelligence (BI). The buzzword of 2017-18, the mention of BI may exceed everyone’s forecasts. Lucky for you, the BI phenomenon hasn’t reached its pinnacle… in fact, the groundswell just started in Canada. Enterprises in the [Canadian] utilities sector (50.9%) had […]

As a startup in this digital age, you bet that there are creative solutions out there to help entrepreneurs save time, money, or headache. Here are our top 5. Vidyard Vidyard (Chrome extension) captures videos and uploads it for you. You share the link to the video/upload it directly into Gmail or Youtube. With one […]

Supplier Diversity is a catchphrase many companies use to describe an aspect of their procurement policy…but what exactly does Supplier Diversity mean, and how can it help you to grow your business? In general, a supplier diversity program within a company encourages (or mandates) that company or organization to purchase a portion of their supplies […]

Every business has digital marketing of some kind these days, and behind it is a lot of creative talent. These are the web designers, writers, graphic designers, photographers, videographers, illustrators, and musicians who can make your business communications look and sound great. But if it’s your first go around, it’s a mystery how they work. […]

Given that websites play such a large marketing role for most small businesses, many entrepreneurs are intimidated by the task of maintaining their own websites. In fact, the best thing you can do for your website is make it useful, up-to-date and easy to navigate. Ask yourself: What are my customers coming to my website […]

It is no secret that women are still underrepresented in Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields. Did you know that in the last 30 years there has hardly been any change in the percentage of women in the sciences in Canada? These industries have only seen 3% growth in female representation since 1987! These […]

There is a crucial question that everyone asks before becoming a blogger – Which blogging platform should I use… Blogger, WordPress or something else? My very first blog was called “Chrissie’s Film Project Blog” and was written in 2005/2006 when I was working on “What Girls Are Made Of?” my Master’s thesis project. That experience […]

Feeling overwhelmed as an entrepreneur? “Work smarter, not harder” has been my resolution this year. Some tech tools have really helped me accomplish this. Here are a few of my favourite tools for working smarter. IFTTT (web, iOS, Android) IFTTT (If This Then That) streamlines productivity by automating online tasks. It uses “recipes” that you […]