2 07, 2019

Why you should say no!

2019-07-02T20:56:46+00:00July 2nd, 2019|Entrepreneur Education, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Why you should say no!

With life's swift cadence, we are constantly pressured to accomplish as many tasks, make as many contacts and close as many sales as humanly possible, taking on every opportunity that comes our way. The word ‘no’ quickly becomes dusty and forgotten. While multitasking and keeping options open [...]

10 06, 2019

Lessons From Leaders Recap: Integrating Social Responsibility Drives the Bottom Line

2019-06-10T21:09:46+00:00June 10th, 2019|Entrepreneur Education, Events, Featured Event|Comments Off on Lessons From Leaders Recap: Integrating Social Responsibility Drives the Bottom Line

Ever heard of brand democracy or conscious capitalism? It’s the idea that consumers elect brands as enablers of social change by giving them their business. And the reason it’s a big deal – or that it even exists at all – is because consumers increasingly care [...]

31 05, 2019

Could coworking be right for you?

2019-05-31T21:25:33+00:00May 31st, 2019|Entrepreneur Education, GoodBizGuelph, News|Comments Off on Could coworking be right for you?

Whether you are a first time founder, serial entrepreneur, remote worker, side-gigger or freelancer, coworking spaces offer a flexible working environment with varying service levels and, perhaps more importantly, community. With the gig-economy leading to less traditional office settings and more temporary assignments, people may find themselves [...]

29 05, 2019

Top 10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

2019-05-30T12:36:52+00:00May 29th, 2019|Entrepreneur Education, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 10 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

Innovation Guelph’s mentors have an unparalleled breadth of knowledge and experience. They’ve dedicated themselves to fostering innovation and supporting IG clients to start, grow and thrive! Recently we took a seat at the table with them and asked what books they recommend all entrepreneurs read. Titles [...]

22 04, 2019

Social Good: Do your priorities include people and planet?

2019-04-22T15:05:39+00:00April 22nd, 2019|B Corp Bootcamp, Entrepreneur Education, GoodBizGuelph, Sustainability|Comments Off on Social Good: Do your priorities include people and planet?

For some business owners and entrepreneurs, social good is part of their DNA and woven into the fabric, culture and decision-making process from the start. However, that isn’t always the case. When you’re knee-deep in the tactics of getting your business idea off the ground, social good [...]

15 02, 2019

Intellectual Property in the Gig Economy: Who owns what?

2019-02-15T20:00:31+00:00February 15th, 2019|Entrepreneur Education|Comments Off on Intellectual Property in the Gig Economy: Who owns what?

If you’ve read our previous blog post: “Are you protecting your most valuable asset? Why securing your intellectual property matters,” you’ll be familiar with the Canadian Government’s Intellectual Property Strategy.  How does this strategy apply in the gig economy where it’s more common for freelancers and contractors [...]

2 01, 2019

Are you protecting your most valuable asset? Why securing your intellectual property matters.

2019-01-02T19:28:41+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Entrepreneur Education, News|Comments Off on Are you protecting your most valuable asset? Why securing your intellectual property matters.

Earlier this year, the Government of Canada announced a new strategy to help Canadians innovate, reach commercial success and create more jobs. It isn’t business training or more investment capital for entrepreneurs, though. Instead, the strategy is all about intellectual property (IP). Named the Intellectual Property Strategy, [...]

21 12, 2018

Lessons From Leaders Recap: It’s Not a Myth – Work-Life Balance Does Exist

2019-01-07T23:18:08+00:00December 21st, 2018|Entrepreneur Education, Events, Speedway|Comments Off on Lessons From Leaders Recap: It’s Not a Myth – Work-Life Balance Does Exist

Joni Lien started SupperWorks with a very simple premise: to give families a little more “together time” in an increasingly busy world. What she didn’t realize? While she was helping her customers establish a better work-life balance, she was sacrificing her own. She remembered lying in bed, [...]

18 06, 2018

The rise of female entrepreneurship (and how we’re supporting it)

2018-06-20T13:23:44+00:00June 18th, 2018|Entrepreneur Education, News, Rhyze Academy, The Rhyze Project|Comments Off on The rise of female entrepreneurship (and how we’re supporting it)

Female entrepreneurship matters. Women-led businesses find new ways of innovating, cater to a more diverse and representative clientele, add important perspectives to decision-making, raise standards for workplace equity and strengthen our economy. But we’ve seen the stats: there’s a huge gap in funding compared to their male [...]

16 04, 2018

Lessons From Leaders: The role of innovation and R&D in the success of my business

2018-04-18T16:50:37+00:00April 16th, 2018|Entrepreneur Education, Events, News, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Lessons From Leaders: The role of innovation and R&D in the success of my business

Join us for Lessons From Leaders on April 27th  from 7:15am - 9:00am  Click here to register for this event  This event is free for innovation Guelph clients! Please email Diana diana.train@innovationguelph.ca for the client discount link. Research and Development (R&D) goes hand-in-hand with innovation, regardless of the [...]