Open Letter (by +Gil Michel-Garcia) to PM Elect Justin Trudeau on Helping Small Business Grow in Canada

Open Letter (by +Gil Michel-Garcia) to PM Elect Justin Trudeau on Helping Small Business Grow in Canada

I fully agree with the 3 points raised: Supporting crowdfunding, revamping the BDC, and expanding the R&D credits for small businesses.

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Patience And Entrepreneurship?

Intro to the article:

"Josh Elman has been part of several of the most significant internet and social companies in his career as a product manager, and is now a venture capitalist. He was a product manager at LinkedIn and then Twitter, and is now a partner at Greylock, investing in new consumer products and services. We talked with Josh about what he learned as a product manager, and what he’s seen after transitioning to the other side of the startup experience."

Josh Elman points out that even if urgency of action is part of the life of a startup, of being an entrepreneur, you also need to let things play out:

"You feel like, we gotta get this thing out tomorrow, everyday is a crisis, our metrics just went down, have to do a hail Mary to bring our numbers back up. That urgency is really important for a startup and it can’t go away, but sometimes it becomes such an overriding force that you forget things can calm down and play out. The thing I’ve learned in venture capital is the nature of this job is to let things flourish over time. You can’t be clinging to it every day."

From +FounderDating: http://ow.ly/PkXXE 

Patience And Entrepreneurship?
Josh Elman has been part of several of the most significant internet and social companies in his career as a product manager, and is now a venture capitalist. He was a product manager at LinkedIn and then Twitter, and is now a partner at Greylock, investing in new consumer products and services. We talked with Josh about what he learned as a product manager, and what he’s seen after transitioning to the other side of the startup experience.

Startups can ask investors for cash through Twitter

"[…] the US Securities and Exchange Commission has greenlit using the social network to drum up interest in future stocks and debt offerings. This only works for small outfits raising less than $50 million per year, but it should do a lot to help these young companies get funding when many venture capitalists thrive online."

From +Engadgethttp://ow.ly/OWvnU

Startups can ask investors for cash through Twitter
Your favorite internet startup might not just be using Twitter for business news and sales pitches in the near future — the US Securities and Exchange C

Canadian entrepreneurship on the rise but many firms struggle to grow

"Canada is abuzz with entrepreneurial activity. A new study on entrepreneurship finds Canada has one of the highest levels among Group of Seven countries. It ranks No. 2 after the United States and tied with Australia among industrialized nations. The paper, released Friday by the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM), suggests that Canadians have an embracing attitude toward entrepreneurship, and that many are turning to it as a career path."

"Among its findings: Early-stage entrepreneurship levels are highest in Alberta for the second year running, while Nova Scotia has the lowest rate. The share of female entrepreneurs is two-thirds the male rate, an area the authors say has room for improvement. The peak age of entrepreneurs is the 45- to 64-year-old range, up from the previous survey when it was largely people in their mid-30s to 40s. It also found entrepreneurship tends to rise with education levels, and that Canada has high levels of social entrepreneurship, (defined as 'initiatives with a particular social, environmental or community objective')."

"There are several weak spots, however. One is in turning those ideas into long-lasting businesses – all these great ideas aren’t necessarily morphing into enduring, larger-sized business ventures. And entrepreneurship levels within large organizations are weak, suggesting workers at big firms are hesitant to take initiative. This weakness could help explain the country’s relatively poor innovation record."

"Entrepreneurship often grows when unemployment rises as more people are forced into it due to lack of other opportunities. In Canada though, the data suggest entrepreneurship is higher in provinces with greater wealth, and that many are turning to it out of choice rather than necessity."

From +The Globe and Mail: http://ow.ly/NCCW3 

Canadian entrepreneurship on the rise but many firms struggle to grow
Report finds that our many innovators are having difficulty turning small enterprises into larger businesses

Le Québec, un champion mondial de l’entrepreneuriat

"L’activité entrepreneuriale est très dynamique au Québec. L’entrepreneuriat y est très valorisé, et le Québec surclasse tous les pays du G8 — à l’exception des États-Unis et du reste du Canada — pour la proportion d’entrepreneurs parmi la population totale. Qui plus est, le Québec est l’endroit au monde où les entreprises survivent le plus à leurs dirigeants."

De L'actualité: http://ow.ly/Mf3tY

Le Québec, un champion mondial de l’entrepreneuriat
Les lacunes de l’entrepreneuriat québécois cachent une vigueur réelle, à maints égards exemplaire, révèle une nouvelle étude.