Off the Ground Blog

Out Now: BIV's 2011 Book of Lists »

Sep 22, 2011

If you're already an avid reader of Business in Vancouver (BIV) Magazine you've probably seen previous editions of their annual Book of Lists. The 2011 edition is out now, and worth checking out if you're looking to get the scoop on the biggest players across industries in BC.

Tags: Books, Doing Research

Who is visiting the SBA (and why)? »

Sep 7, 2011


Over the past two months we've run a poll asking who our visitors are - asking them to pick a 'user category' that best describes their interest in the site. The results show that (as expected) the Small Business Accelerator (SBA) is visited by many different users with many unique information needs.

Tags: SBA Program News

Start-up Idea Generation »

Jun 6, 2011

For would-be entrepreneurs who have the desire to start a business of their own, but still haven't found the perfect business concept, here are a few ways - and websites - to help with the brainstorming process.

Tags: Books, Ideation

Hot Industries for Starting a Business in 2011 »

May 6, 2011

Every year Inc. Magazine releases its list of the top industries for startup businesses. The list for 2011 has come out, and you might be surprised to learn what's big for 2011.

Tags: Ideation