including: start-up financing, presenting to investors, venture capital, ratio tools, budgeting and forecasting, bootstrapping

Financial Matters

2014 Funding Roadshow

May 5, 2014

The SBA program, together with Fundica, invites you to the 2014 Funding Roadshow, designed to educate and fund entrepreneurs.

Adopting Digital Technology (Part 3 of 5): Using Technology for Financial Transactions

Aug 8, 2014

This issue of our Adopting Digital Technology series focuses on monetary transactions, specifically for those small businesses working in business to consumer (B2C) environments, such as a coffee shop, retail shop, restaurant – the list goes on! Every business is at a different degree of technology adoption, and this article addresses the varying degrees of integration.

BC Pitching Competitions

Nov 11, 2016

Have you kept your eye on the ball, entrepreneurs? Because Global Entrepreneur Week 2016 is in full swing! But with every swing, there’s a pitch—and what is an entrepreneur without their pitch? So, to motivate our entrepreneurs, we’ve collected a series of pitching competitions. We answer the “who,” “what,” and “when” regarding these competitions to help you step up to the plate and take on your entrepreneurial goals. To top it all off, you have home advantage because all of these competitions are located in British Columbia.

Beyond 'just an idea' - what stops Canadians?

Oct 10, 2010

An interesting article came out a few days ago, taking a look at the main reasons why many Canadians who might have a great idea for starting their own business, may never take it to the next level by transforming that idea into a business of their own. The reasons are, in short: money, numbers and confidence.

Break into Biotech and the Life Sciences Using These Four Tips—Video Content Roundup

Sep 9, 2014

Building a business in any industry is a challenging task, but getting a startup off the ground in the biotech and life sciences world can be especially taxing. From R&D to the regulatory approval process to the need for constant innovation, these fields demand a lot from the entrepreneurs working within them. Since September 26 to October 3 is National Biotechnology Week in Canada, we’ve decided to compile some tips to help you get your foot in the door as a biotech or life sciences startup.

Cool tools: Fundica - The free finding funding tool

Oct 10, 2012

Have you ever wished you could search just one database to find business funding opportunties throughout Canada? Now you can! Guest blogger Mike Lee, Eng., MBA, CFA is a partner at Fundica, a new free online funding search tool. Read on to learn more about how you can use Fundica for your business. 

Don't Stress-Outsource!

Aug 8, 2015

Work smarter, not harder! You already know that entrepreneurs are go-getters; on any given day these Jack-of-All-Trades’ job titles could be accountant, customer service rep, therapist, motivational speaker or IT specialist.