How to know if your business is export ready

Canada has one of the most diverse populations in the world. With a diverse population, comes products and services that cater to our multicultural nation. But without the phenomena of international trade and exports, we would not have such amenities. Canada Without Trade? The power of trade is what drives Canada’s prosperous economy. International trade… Continue reading How to know if your business is export ready

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

Technology Services All Small Businesses Need

According to Wasp Barcode Technology’s 2015 State of Small Business Report, 22 percent of small business leaders say technology is one of the three biggest challenges facing their company. Sheer lack of technology underlies the problem, judging by a Yodle survey, which found that a majority of small businesses have yet to adopt modern technology… Continue reading Technology Services All Small Businesses Need

Free Student Talent for Bootstrapped Startups

By: Billy Vrbensky, Altitude Accelerator Communications Intern You think you have what it takes to build your business idea into something big. You’re willing to put in the hard work, but at a certain point, you can’t continue to be all of the departments. You’ll need the right people to help your startup succeed and… Continue reading Free Student Talent for Bootstrapped Startups

Fast Track Your Business To Market: Apply to the Altitude Accelerator Incubator by June 1st!

By: Billy Vrbensky “Most people think it’s all about the idea. It’s not. Everyone has ideas. The hard part is doing the homework to know if the idea could work in an industry, then doing the preparation to be able to execute on the idea.” – Mark Cuban You need more than just a good… Continue reading Fast Track Your Business To Market: Apply to the Altitude Accelerator Incubator by June 1st!

Government Resources and Programs for Startups

By: Darren Lum Starting a business for yourself is a long process, however there are many free resources for startups, funding programs and government grants, mentorship programs and business entrepreneurship hubs specifically within Canada and Ontario to help guide you through the process and get to market. Small businesses are key for the Canadian economy; employing… Continue reading Government Resources and Programs for Startups

Incubators And Accelerators: The New Alternative To MBAs?

By: Joanna Hughes Today’s startups are looking for a competitive edge in order to gain critical market traction. While the MBA was previously considered the premier path toward eventual business success, the changing economic landscape and 21st century marketplace has many entrepreneurs considering a different path toward transforming their ideas into action. Incubators and accelerators… Continue reading Incubators And Accelerators: The New Alternative To MBAs?

5 Apps to Help with Data Management

By: William Reynolds If your small and/or startup business must work with Big Data, then you probably face some equally big challenges when it comes to parsing, comparing, analyzing and interpreting that data without breaking your IT budget. Over the years major software companies have produced industry-standard data store platforms such as Hadoop, HBase, Cassandra,… Continue reading 5 Apps to Help with Data Management

Internships: A Two-Way Street

By: Gwera Kiwana Some people work for fame; some work for the money; interns work for experience. The intern experience can be one filled with uncertainty, empty pockets and a whole lot of learning.   Benefits of Being an Intern Choosing the internship path can be seen as a stepping stone to the right career… Continue reading Internships: A Two-Way Street