Get your idea off the ground for Small Business Week

October is Small Business Week across Canada. It’s a time when Canadians celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit that is the bedrock of our country’s economy. BDC, the Canadian bank most closely associated with entrepreneurism across Canada, has been promoting and celebrating Small Business Month for 40 years. In 2018, they underscore the reason for the celebration… Continue reading Get your idea off the ground for Small Business Week

Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Capital Access Advisory Program (Pre-CAAP)

The Pre-CAAP program supports companies that are interested in participation in the Capital Access Advisory Program (CAAPTM) offered by the Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO®).  CAAP operates downstream from existing entrepreneurship programs and targets the critical issue of access to capital at the “Series A” and later stages of venture financing.  Led by OBIO and… Continue reading Ontario Bioscience Innovation Organization (OBIO) Capital Access Advisory Program (Pre-CAAP)

Can Innovation Be a Structured Repeatable Process?

By: Robert Brands When Innovation comes to mind, the first thing people may think of is creativity, spontaneity, or a momentary stroke of genius. But can innovation occur out of a structured, repeatable process? The answer, in short, is yes. In fact, in order to build a long-term culture of sustained innovation, a structured process must… Continue reading Can Innovation Be a Structured Repeatable Process?

Do I need a coach, a mentor or both?

By David Pasieka I had a young CEO approach me the other day with a question that had been puzzling for her for some time. “What is the difference between a Coach and a Mentor? Could I benefit from having Both?” As I promote my ability to be the Entrepreneur’s Entrepreneur providing both Coaching and… Continue reading Do I need a coach, a mentor or both?

Mentors- filling the experience gap

By David Pasieka Fresh out of school I started my career at one of the icons of Canadian business – Bell Canada. Included in the icon group were other national brands such as IBM, Xerox, Petro Canada and Imperial Oil. At the time, the world was still thinking about starting and finishing your working life… Continue reading Mentors- filling the experience gap