Cliff on November 19th, 2015
"With the Holidays quickly approaching, the struggle to maintain work/life balance is top of mind. We don’t need another article explaining that there is a struggle. So instead, here’s what real entrepreneurs in the trenches are saying about how they try to find some balance."

From FounderDating: http://ow.ly/UQO5a

The Truth About Work/Life Balance At Startups
With the Holidays quickly approaching, its hard to balance work/life. Here’s what real entrepreneurs in the trenches are saying on how they find a balance.

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Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals

“The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (collectively, the participating jurisdictions) today published in final form Multilateral Instrument 45-108 Crowdfunding, which introduces a crowdfunding prospectus exemption for issuers as well as a registration framework for funding portals.”

Great work to the whole team at FPCQ (including +Diana Yazidjian, +Gil Michel-Garcia, and +Lisa Boucher) for helping to make crowdfunding a reality in Quebec (by working with the AMF)!

Press Release from l’Autorité des marchés financiers: http://ow.ly/UiYKP

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Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals
Regulators Publish Crowdfunding Exemption and Registration Framework for Funding Portals. Thursday, November 05, 2015. Toronto – The securities regulatory authorities in Manitoba, Ontario, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia (collectively, the participating jurisdictions) today published in …

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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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Cliff on October 20th, 2015
"Canada should be the best country in the world to be an entrepreneur. Our education system is world-class. Our immigration policy allows us to attract the world’s best, brightest and most ambitious. Our healthcare and social safety net make it possible for entrepreneurs to take bigger risks than anywhere else in the world. Our proximity and strong trade relationships with the United States allow us to sell into one of the world’s largest markets. If we want to create jobs, grow our economy and reduce our reliance on natural resources, we need to support and encourage our entrepreneurs. We need to give them every unfair advantage we can to win in an increasingly competitive world."

From +The Globe and Mailhttp://ow.ly/TD9ce

An entrepreneur’s letter to Justin Trudeau
Andrew D’Souza is founder of Clearbanc, a financial services firm for self-employed workers and entrepreneurs.

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Cliff on October 14th, 2015
"Across the world, crowdfunding raises $2 million per day. That’s the equivalent of $87,000 per hour, or $1,400 every minute."

"The United States, home to both Kickstarter and Indiegogo, saw more crowdfunding activity than any other country. European nations such as the U.K., Germany and France also scored among the highest for crowdfunding activity. The top 10 most popular countries for crowdfunding, ranked by number of successful campaigns, are as follows:

1. United States
2. United Kingdom
3. Canada
4. Germany
5. France
6. Australia
7. Italy
8. Netherlands
9. Spain
10. Japan"

From +Entrepreneurhttp://ow.ly/ToxNo

Every Hour, $87,000 Is Raised Through Crowdfunding
Crowdfunding is currently available to 90 percent of the online population in 160 countries, according to a new report.

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