The StartCanada Blog provides insights about some of the work that we’re doing; including web design / development, design thinking, social media marketing, small business information, trends, tips, ideas and inspiration for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses.
"Design thinking is an approach to problem solving that encourages these qualities as teams combine right-brain creative thinking with left-brain analytical thinking."
- - - Jeanne Liedtka, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Google for Entrepreneurs, moderated by Kaili Emmrich, features three business and product design leaders to expound on how design thinking can be a vital tool for start-ups and entrepreneurs. They are:
Excerpts from interviews with: John Berthels of Cocoon, Grant Robinson of Atomic, Dean Elwood of Voxygen, Elizabeth Shassere of Textocracy, Scott Nelson of BigControls and Steven Rahseparian of Secured Universe.
Has your age affected your life as a startup founder?
What would you say to someone thinking of moving from a steady job into entrepreneurship?
Source/s: The Next Web
Photo: Angelo Narciso, Art Gallery of Alberta, Edmonton.
The Top 10 Overall
Most Lucrative Markets
Most Affordable Cities
Most Business Friendly Cities
Source/s: Canadian Business Magazine, November 2015
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Royal Canadian Mint, Winnipeg, Manitoba
As with the Nike campaign above and the following words of Petra Moser, assistant professor of economics at Stanford and its Europe Center, is risk, or that fearless culture, the key ingredient that drives US tech giants?
Mosler compares Europe and the US:
Source: A Fearless Culture Fuels U.S. Tech Giants, New York Times
MBO Partners forecasts that half of the workforce in the United States will consist of freelancers by 2020. That number is far too low, according to John Ruffolo, CEO of OMERS Ventures. At a Toronto Region Board of Trade event in November, Ruffolo predicted the rising popularity of entrepreneurship and the increasing desire of young workers for control over their careers will result in a revolution in the way companies operate. “In one generation, there will be no employees,” he said. “Everyone is going to be a subcontractor.”
Source: Canadian Business
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Office Tower, Vancouver, BC
Source: Canadian Business, March 2015
Pierre Cleroux, Vice President, Research and Chief Economist of the Business Development Bank of Canada spoke to the Calgary Chamber of Commerce about What to Expect in 2015: An Economic Outlook for Small and Medium Businesses.
"So if you are an owner of a small business, you might think exporting is a good idea but mostly for large and mid-size firms. I want to give you a different perspective about this because more and more small businesses are able to export with new technology. Digital technology is changing the game for small business. You can access billions of consumers online with very low costs... something not possible 10 years ago."
Mr. Cleroux continues to explain the how websites enable small businesses to export their products to the world. His three examples were outfits in:
HIs presentation starts at 21:30 of the Calgary Chamber video.
Source: Calgary Chamber of Commerce
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Delta Hotel, Calgary, AB
Source: Matt Lundy, Canadian Business
Photo: © Angelo Narciso, Wieners, Waterton, AB
StartCanada is a Canadian company that designs, develops and manages elegant and effective websites for start-ups, professionals, non-profits and small businesses. StartCanada also provides social media marketing services for its clients.
Angelo Narciso leads StartCanada and is involved with business development, the design thinking process of web design / development, website management and social media marketing.