Learn about Ontario's accessibility requirements.
Learn the basics of accounting for startups: payroll, tax rules and more.
Accounting principles & practices
A guide to underlying accounting principles and terms.
Advertising health products
Different regulatory bodies have different views about advertising healthcare products. Find out more.
Looking for sample legal agreements such as a non-disclosure agreement template? We have several for…
Angel & seed investing
Learn more on angel and seed investing.
Boards of directors & advisors
Entrepreneurs need to set up boards of directors as well as advisory boards. Get started…
Start learning how to manage your own books.
Startups need to work on brand development early on. It's an exercise in perception management.
Building a board of directors
Building an effective board helps grow shareholder value.
Want your startup to succeed? It's essential to get your business model right.
Operating in Canada? Know the business structure basics.
Chemistry, manufacturing & controls
Learn about Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), quality systems, stability studies and more.
Learn best practices for effective cold calling.
Company culture is the foundation on which your startup is built.
Some food for thought as you form your company.
Design the right compensation plan (salaries, benefits and more) for your startup and your team.
Do startups with new tech products face competition? Short answer: yes!
Copyright & trademarks
Get the basics of copyright and trademarks.
Crowdfunding? Learn how to run a successful campaign.
Customer Development Model
The Customer Development Model helps you deeply understand your market. Learn about customer discovery so…
Customer satisfaction & community engagement
Want more value for customers? Foster community engagement and customer satisfaction.
Borrowing money, or debt financing, is one way to get the funds you need.
Entrepreneurs need to protect their venture’s confidential information. Learn more.
Startups need to identify effective distribution channels to reach their target customer.
Employee benefits are a key part of an employee’s compensation package.
Onboarding a new hire requires upfront planning and coordination.
Retaining top talent is a challenge for any company, particularly tech startups. Strategic planning helps!
Learn what you need to know as an employer.
Exits: Mergers & acquisitions (M&A)
While building your startup, it's wise to plan ahead and prepare for an exit.
Understand how to read a financial statement.
Get started on top-down and bottom-up revenue forecasts.
Learn the core concepts of funding strategy.
Learn the basics of building an effective go-to-market strategy.
Growth marketing channels
Run your campaign with the latest growth marketing strategies and tools.
Growth Marketing Playbook
This five-step framework shows you how to build a growth marketing model and where to…
Growth marketing: Interviews
We interviewed top growth marketers and asked them to share their insights.
Need traction? From A/B testing to leveraging LinkedIn, we have growth tactics from the experts.
Learn best practices in a recruitment process.
Intellectual property (IP)
Protecting your intellectual property (IP) is critical. Get started here.
Expanding abroad? Before you take the plunge, see what you need to know.
International regulatory overview
Procedures to go to market vary in Canada, the US and the EU. Ensure you…
Be it a pitch or a longer investor presentation, you need to impress. Know how…
These sample IP agreements are intended to be educational. Review all legal documents with your…
Intellectual property is a critical business asset. You need a strategy to protect and leverage…
Job postings & descriptions
Get tips on writing job postings and job descriptions.
Entrepreneurs need to navigate many legal requirements. Get started here.
Making an offer
An offer of employment is a legal contract between an employee and your organization. Learn…
Understand how to motivate your team and effectively manage performance.
MarCom (marketing communications)
Marketing communication (MarCom) is a fundamental and complex part of a company’s marketing efforts.
Market research is essential to a startup's planning and decision-making process.
Analytics can help your marketing team deliver an ROI.
Planning a marketing campaign? Learn the ins and outs.
Learn the core concepts of marketing strategy.
Masters of Growth
Founders share how they successfully scaled their companies.
Masters of Sales
Insights and advice on the sales cycle, going international, founder training and building a sales…
Learn how to leverage media interviews and deliver your key messages.
Meeting laws & regulations
Laws and regulations govern your accounting process. Learn more.
Protect your invention in the very early stages. Determine its patentability and avoid patent infringement.
Do you know how to set up and manage payroll? We've got you covered.
Product positioning creates an image in the mind of your target customer.
Ready commercialize your product? It's time to establish a pricing structure.
Learn about the product management process, product strategy and building something actual users want.
Product development for life sciences
The path to regulatory approval is long and complex. From proof of concept through to…
The product launch and the product release are different aspects of product development. Both require…
A product roadmap guides you as you execute your product strategy.
Product safety & clinical trials
Know the safety requirements when developing drugs and medical devices, and running clinical trials.
This video series examines hardware prototyping and how it can help you launch your startup.
Know the key aspects of public relations (PR).
Reference checks are an important part of the hiring process.
Regulatory agencies: Submisssions & documentation
As you work toward regulatory approval, know the requirements and best practices for submitting to…
Know the ins and outs of different revenue models.
The sales process starts with a sales call. There are ways to best prepare.
Your startup’s plan must balance business strategy, competitive pay and affordability. Learn more.
Sales enablement & tools
Your frontline sales team can drive busines—give them the skills, tools and knowledge they need.
Analyze and manage your sales opportunities using the sales funnel.
Selling as a startup isn’t easy. Learn more about building a sales process that works.
Sales success metrics
Gauge the effectiveness of your marketing and sales activities as well as your sales process.
Cultivate a great sales team—from hiring through to training and day-to-day management.
Screening & interviewing
To screen and interview candiates effectively, follow a careful process.
To recruit a great team, you need to source great talent.
Strategic foresight helps you grasp how issues unfolding today could affect your business tomorrow.
Taxation & tax credits
Know the tax rules and strategies for creating and operating a startup.
Technology adoption lifecycle (TALC)
To effectively develop product and market strategies, understand where your product category fits on the…
At some point, every company must deal with the termination of an employee.
Training helps both startup and employee grow and succeed.
User experience (UX)
The UX design process is key to getting your product right.
User research helps you identify market problems—and solutions people will use.
Your value proposition forms the core of your business model.You'll want to get it right!
Venture capital (VC)
Learn where to find VC investors, what they'll look for, and what to expect in…
Working with a board of directors
Boards govern while management manages. Remember this as you work with your boards.