Business Referrals for the win! According to Forbes Magazine, more than 8 out of 10 businesses don’t survive their first year. The reason for this overwhelming failure rate is just what you’d expect “lack of sales”. Simply put, a business with enough sales does not fail. So how do you get to that point? Let’s…

Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and also known as the Oil Capital of the Canada. Look to back in the annals of history and Edmonton was an important trading post that led to the exploration of Canada and the growth of communities. It is no doubt an important part of Alberta’s economy. So what…

What is a good startup city? At the core of it, it is a city that encourages the growth and success of startups. Where you locate your startup will define its success. For example, there is a big difference between Halifax in Nova Scotia and Vancouver in British Columbia. Halifax does not provide the same…

Showbie offers an easy way to track assignments and feedback in the classroom. AskforTask allows a person to hire a tasker or grofer. Curatio brings the public a mobile health companion. What do they all have in common? They are all startups with unique products. You may have a unique idea too. However, setting up…

Even though e-commerce businesses are the what’s-hot business now, retail business aren’t going out of fashion anytime soon. The fact is that customers like to see and feel their products before purchasing them. Furthermore, buying from a retail store carries the advantage of instant gratification that an e-commerce business can’t match. Alberta’s retail industry have…

In a world full of competition, where many take challenges confidently, it may become hard for fresh entrepreneurs to develop (or further develop) innovative ideas and take the correct steps to carry their venture(s) forward. The competition may seem intimidating, but with the kind of technology and resources we have available today, will help any…

Getting home owners, builders, designers and architects together – that’s a business that Nicole Bird built. RSVP Design Inc. offers unique products ranging from doors to windows to builders and home owners. The Right Choice With the right mix of having experience and contacts in the industry, and sensing a market potential, Nicole went ahead…