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COVID is Spurring Millions of New Business Applications… How to ensure YOURS is a success!

While Covid has been a terrible time for millions of people, it also, like many other disasters, has created an environment full of opportunity – ripe for new business creation. According to Francis Scialabba from (a terrific newsletter) Morning Brew, there were 1.5 million new business applications in the US during Q2 and Canada followed […]

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7 things to do to Become a Better Entrepreneur

If you find yourself with a little extra time these days, or perhaps you are quarantining due to Covid, check out these great self-improvement tasks for entrepreneurs. Whether you are looking for guidance on how to start a startup, or advice on how to take your startup to the next level, these tips will make […]

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How empathy can impact your bottom line

When we talk about the qualities that a successful entrepreneur and business leader must have, we often talk about things like passion, a strong work ethic, the ability to sell, a great attitude and the willingness to ask for help and to learn. All of these are vital and should not be minimized. But there […]

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86% of small business owners take THIS as an annual salary and other interesting stats about entrepreneurs

Thinking of starting a new business? You might want to take note of some of these interesting stats and you’re likely to increase your odds of succeeding.  Below are 5 startup facts you might not know! 1.     Looking to be your own boss? You’re just like 26% of US business owners who started their […]

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12 Lessons learned from Elon Musk

Back in the 80s, there was a series of crazy popular Gatorade commercials that told you to “Be Like Mike”, referencing the great Michael Jordan. These days, if you’re an entrepreneur, we suggest you replace Mike with Elon. Elon Musk has a lot of characteristics that you should emulate if you want to have a […]

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How to come up with a great idea for a Startup

Lots of people like the idea of having their own business, and particularly during these uncertain times with layoffs and job losses, now may be the perfect time to take the leap yourself. One of the things that research has shown is that there are good ways and bad ways to start a new business, […]

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How to get past what’s holding you back from starting your business

As a professor of entrepreneurship at the Ted Rogers School of Business at Ryerson, mentor, venture capitalist, international business speaker, and columnist for Inc., I meet and interact with more than 1000 “wantrepreneurs” (first time founders on the cusp of starting a startup) every year. They have loads of different reasons for wanting to launch […]

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10 Great Startup Ideas For 2020

Some people have always wanted to start their own business. Others are forced into it by circumstance (COVID) or by the fact that they have a problem not easily solved with what is currently available so they create their own solution. Whatever the reason, taking the plunge to launching a startup is hard and a […]

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10 most common business startup mistakes to avoid

Starting your own business is wonderful and challenging and exhilarating and difficult. Many new businesses succeed but about 50% of them fail and only about one-third survive 10 years or more. What are the biggest reasons why businesses fail? At the end of the day, it is not usually the business that is failing; it […]

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7 Steps to Successfully Launching a Startup

Have you always wanted to start your own business? Or maybe you are already an entrepreneur but you have a new idea! The most successful startups follow a series of steps that take them from idea to revenue, so read on and learn about the different stages involved in launching a successful business. Each stage is […]

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