The decline … and fall … of Tim Hortons

How an iconic brand lost its Canadian identity and why its corporate masters probably don't care

The decline … and fall … of Tim Hortons
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How an iconic brand lost its Canadian identity and why its corporate masters probably don’t care

How a venture capitalist knows your deal is weak

The venture capitalist is actually looking for a the reason not to invest in your company

How a venture capitalist knows your deal is weak
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This is part 16 in our series Closing the deal

The venture capitalist is actually looking for a the reason not to invest in your company

5 Financial Risks to Starting a Business

In order to gain the financial rewards of starting a business, you have to be willing to take some risks

5 Financial Risks to Starting a Business
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In order to gain the financial rewards of starting a business, you have to be willing to take some risks

5 facts to know before approaching venture capitalists

Learning these five facts - even if you don't want to hear them - will save you time and frustration

5 facts to know before approaching venture capitalists
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This is part 15 in our series Closing the deal

Learning these five facts – even if you don’t want to hear them – will save you time and frustration

Raising capital is not always the only option

Instead of pitching for investor money, start to focus on pitching for revenue

Raising capital is not always the only option
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This is part 13 in our series Closing the deal

Instead of pitching for investor money, start to focus on pitching for revenue

There is only one way to meet a venture capitalist

If you can't make your pitch within 10 minutes, however, you're not ready

There is only one way to meet a venture capitalist
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This is part 12 in our series Closing the deal

If you can’t make your pitch within 10 minutes, however, you’re not ready

How to put a value on your technology startup

Attributing value is a source of countless rolled eyes, smacked foreheads, arguments and sometimes outright failure

How to put a value on your technology startup
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This is part 11 in our series Closing the deal

Attributing value is a source of countless rolled eyes, smacked foreheads, arguments and sometimes outright failure

All venture capitalists are not created equal

Some entrepreneurs who complain about their venture capitalists remind me of that guy who gets mad after buying a car without first performing his due diligence

All venture capitalists are not created equal
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This is part 8 in our series Closing the deal

Some entrepreneurs who complain about their venture capitalists remind me of that guy who gets mad after buying a car without first performing his due diligence

The legal matters many entrepreneurs avoid

Cutting corners on insurance and legal agreements is a risk that could undermine all your potential success

The legal matters many entrepreneurs avoid
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Cutting corners on insurance and legal agreements is a risk that could undermine all your potential success

Beware the bad investor

Here are a few warning signs that you may be falling into the clutches of a bad investor

Beware the bad investor
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This is part 7 in our series Closing the deal

Raising money is always a coin toss. But here are a few warning signs that you may be falling into the clutches of a bad investor

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