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April 16, 2013
The Ivey Business School collaborated with Crosbie to create a small gathering of leading business owners and CEOs at the IVEY CROSBIE ROUNDTABLE. The purpose was part of Crosbie’s goal to provide peer-to-peer education. Business owners gain valuable insights from other business owners about how to prepare to sell a business - so when it comes time to monetize the legacy, they are able to do so smoothly. It is critically important that business owners know how to get the best result in order to maximize value.More…
Ivey Entrepreneurs Index dips in Fall 2012
LONDON, ON, November 15th, 2012 – The Ivey Entrepreneurs Index reveals that two-thirds of entrepreneurs surveyed believe the Canadian economy will grow over the next year, a sharp 12% decline from only six-months ago. Coupled with a decline in overall economic optimism, high growth entrepreneurs are becoming less likely to hire additional employees. This past spring 84% of those surveyed planned on hiring, however, that figure now stands at 77%, marking a seven percent reduction.More…
Monday, October 22, 2012
The Globe and Mail
By: Bryan Borzykowski
Morgan Moe never thought she’d start a business in school – it’s hard enough to keep up with classwork – but in her last year of university she did just that. The University of Calgary alumna, who graduated last April, was earning her bachelor of science in kinesiology when she came up with a novel idea to help stroke patients with their recovery.More…
September 6th, 2012
By: Sharon Aschaiek
Noura Sakkijha is about to start an innovative new business — and she credits her MBA with helping her build her entrepreneurial smarts and establish her enterprise.
This fall, Sakkijha will launch Mejuri, an online fine jewelry store that will be driven by crowdsourcing: The public will be able to vote on jewelry designs submitted by designers worldwide, and the company will manufacture and sell people’s favourites, sharing a percentage of revenue with designers.
July 23, 2012
By: Christine Dobby
Oleg Gutsol and Evgeny Tchebotarev met in university and bonded over a shared interest in motorcycles.
Eventually, they combined their complementary skills (Mr. Tchebotarev has a business background while Mr. Gutsol studied computer science) to launch Toronto-based 500px Inc., a hugely popular photography community that uses an algorithm they developed to rank photo quality.