My friend Harvey Knotts of Gilmour Knotts Charted Accountants has a terrific newsletter that I receive frequently. I highly recommend it for regular tips and information that will keep your startup sharp financially. Check it out here http://www.gilmour.ca/index.php?page=newsletter
Here’s an article about why Canada is still ahead of China in innovation, but in my view we shouldn’t get complacent either. Check out this interesting article by VP Entrepreneur http://venturebeat.com/2012/03/26/why-china-doesnt-innovate/
BDC did get a bunch of extra financing, so they can support new technology, another 50 million. I want to start applying for couple of my customers. Not that hard to get, from 50k up to 500k. Biggest obstacle right now, is to get financial statements from accountants. The accountants are slammed with tax work, and have moved some files…read more →
I’m getting ready for Mount Baker. How do you get ready for Mount Baker? What kind of shape do you need to be in to be able to summit? I’ve started running 5k three times a week. By the end of April I need to be able to run a 10k two times in the week.
You cannot protect your idea from being stolen. The idea is just an idea. Still create NDA’s and have people sign and see if you can enforce it later anyway. It is all about the execution of the idea. So keep the idea to yourself or a small group of trusted people and execute on the idea. The execution can…read more →
I suggest that every startup company needs to have read the book ‘Crossing the Chasm’ by Geoffrey A. Moore. Although the book is now 20 years old it’s as valid today as it was when it was written. I found a very interesting article at http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/rethinking_crossing_the_chasm.php that talks about the relevancy of ‘Crossing the Chasm’ and even includes a comment by the author….read more →
How do you climb a mountain like Mount Baker? I jumped on the internet and looked for guides that could take me to the top. After reading info on the websites, I will probably go with Mountain Madness as the outfitter. Now the question is, who can I trap in the net to go with me?