How the SR&ED Tax Credit Can Benefit Small Businesses

Staying innovative and advancing within your field is essential to competing successfully in the world of global businesses. The SR&ED tax credit program has been developed by the Canadian government to help empower small businesses in Canada.

Seeking Equity Investment? Know the Rules

There are a number of options for your company to raise money from investors without going public. But, before going down this road, it is important to know the BC laws that apply to any company or other entity that raises money from investors.

How to Get a Yes from an Investor

Programs like Dragons’ Den and The Big Decision are putting the spotlight on how businesses look for investors and financing. But are we learning enough from the five-minute pitches that Arlene Dickinson hears each week on the CBC?

How to Find Your Ideal Investor

Starting a new business is a tough task these days. Not because there would be any major obstacles in the process itself, but the market is incredibly competitive and only the very best entrepreneurs are able to thrive in such an environment.

Facing the Dragons

May 10th 2012 was a day that will I will never forget as it was the day I pitched my invention called The HEFT in Toronto for the CBC TV show, the Dragons’ Den.

Investment or a Loan? How to Fund Your Small Business

In my last post, I offered tips on how to estimate the amount of capital you’ll need to open your small business. Once you know that number, it’s time to decide whether equity investment or a loan makes the most sense for your type of business.

How to Estimate Start-Up Costs for your New Company

So you want to start a new restaurant/accounting practice/gnome-themed birthday party company (insert your type of business)? If this is your first company, you’re probably wondering how to estimate your start-up costs.

Futurpreneur Increases Age Limit to 18-39

Have you heard the news? Futurpreneur has increased its age limit by 5 years, to 39. This change represents the organizations first adjustment to the program to help better serve aspiring entrepreneurs.