5 Social Media Tips for Startups

By Noor Abdel-Raziq, Altitude Accelerator Communications Intern Back in the day, when social media was first introduced, businesses didn’t think it was an important tool to use, but that’s no longer the case. Social media is almost a sign of credibility—a business with no social media presence may seem sketchy and vice versa. As a… Continue reading 5 Social Media Tips for Startups

Top 5 Tips for Startups Searching for Coworking Spaces

By Tim Chung, Inventor, LiftTop So you’re looking for a coworking space, make sure you consider the following items: 1. Location How easy is it to get there?  Is it close to transit?  Is parking available?  If not, where is the nearest parking lot and what is the rate?  For those looking in the Toronto… Continue reading Top 5 Tips for Startups Searching for Coworking Spaces

Successful Entrepreneurs Solve Real Problems a.k.a Top 10 Tips for Beginner Startups

By Wladimir Hinz, Altitude Accelerator Research Associate It’s a complex and exciting thing to be an entrepreneur these days, but there are plenty of challenges that go along with this lifestyle. If you are thinking of starting a business, this article provides important insights into some of the issues startups face and plenty of resources… Continue reading Successful Entrepreneurs Solve Real Problems a.k.a Top 10 Tips for Beginner Startups

5 Tips for Recruiting Talent for Your Startup

By Billy Vrbensky, Altitude Accelerator Communications Intern When you start a company, you handle all of the departments. You are the inventor, manager, marketer, financer and CEO. Just like football, you can’t sustain success with only a superstar quarterback on the team. You need a collection of talented individuals who can effectively work together to… Continue reading 5 Tips for Recruiting Talent for Your Startup

5 Tips for Training Your New Social Media Manager

Has your company’s online presence reached the point where it’s time to bring professional assistance on board? That’s quite an accomplishment, considering the influx of companies that have arrived on the social media scene in the past few years. And by training the right individual to properly manage your company profiles, your online presence will… Continue reading 5 Tips for Training Your New Social Media Manager

5 Tips for Startups Looking for Strategic Partnerships

By: Amarpreet Kaur Did you know? On average, each fast-growing company is engaged in 5 different types of strategic alliances. Having knowledge of how to strategically partner with another business is a critical factor in ensuring that your start-up is successful. “Businesses once grew by one of two ways; grass roots up, or by acquisition…… Continue reading 5 Tips for Startups Looking for Strategic Partnerships

Lessons from a Media Buyer for New Startups

By: Jordan Whelan So many of the headaches surrounding a start-up exist with regards to communicating your value proposition to your customers. The more disruptive your idea is, the harder it is shake the status quo to its very core. As a media buyer in Toronto, I’ve learned it is crucial to note that there is… Continue reading Lessons from a Media Buyer for New Startups

5 Tips for Startups Looking for Funding

Startups always need access to capital. Raising capital requires searching for different sources, and having knowledge of the various options available to a tech startup. If you’re looking for funding, here are five tips to get you started: 1. Leverage your relationships – Identify the ecosystem that you are a part of, and identify the… Continue reading 5 Tips for Startups Looking for Funding

Rookie Mistakes: 3 Tips to Prevent First Year Business Failure

Data compiled by Bloomberg found that eight out of 10 entrepreneurs who start a business fail within the first 18 months. Incompetence to varying degrees is the most common reason cited, while lack of experience comes in second. All new business ventures comes with inherent financial risk. It’s up to ownership to mitigate these inevitable… Continue reading Rookie Mistakes: 3 Tips to Prevent First Year Business Failure

The Ultimate Year-End Startup Checklist

By: Kristen Gramigna The approach of the end of the year has a particular significance for startups in terms of evaluating finances and operations — and mapping a new plan for the future. Here’s the ultimate startup checklist to finish by the end of the year. 1. Get your books in order. Unless you’ve made special… Continue reading The Ultimate Year-End Startup Checklist