Business

4 Things Investors Need to Know About Your Startup #sundayschool

Original post by SHARON WIENBAR via Entrepreneur Angels, venture capitalists, private equity firms and mutual funds all evaluate investments on the same four basic criteria. At the various stages of a company’s evolution from brilliant-insight baby to billion-dollar behemoth, those investors will weigh your attributes differently. When you pitch your company for funding, focus on these four topics: […]

Should startups write a business plan? 8 reasons why we think startups should!

By Conrad Ford, Fundingoptions There could be a number of reasons as to why you might need to write a comprehensive business plan, whether this is at the start of your company’s life or at a later date: • Making a loan application • Seeking investment • Seeking to acquire a company • Seeking a major contract […]

5 Tips for Avoiding Small Business Failure

Original post by constantcontact Few people are as passionate about small business success as Melinda Emerson, aka SmallBizLady. Melinda is the founder of The Quintessence Group and consults with Fortune 500 companies and small businesses on social media strategy and content development.  She authored the book “Become your Own Boss in 12 Months” and writes for the New […]

10 Office Gadgets Every High-Tech Business Startup Needs

Is it a cool place to work? Before benefits, before travel time, before even salary, one of the first questions any hiring manager will hear from a young, talented tech startup recruit is if the job they’re offering is at a cool workplace. Aside from employee consideration, flexible scheduling, good money and a familial atmosphere, […]

Food Revolution: The High-tech Restaurant Industry #foodtech

By Michelle Cook Avocado oil cocktails. Chocolate cauliflower. Fork-and-knife peanut butter and jelly. According to Huffington Post Canada, foodies can expect some exciting new dining developments in 2014. For restaurant owners, even bigger changes are happening behind the scenes. Recent technological developments will change the way that the food industry is run forever, specifically in four […]