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7 attitudes Canadian entrepreneurs need to change if they want to be successful

Canadian entrepreneurs are as good as any in the world. We have the brains to create good products...

Allan Wille- June 26, 2015

Why do customers leave? Listen to your numbers and act quickly.

Keeping customers is as important as getting new ones. If you can keep your existing customers -...

Allan Wille- June 19, 2015

The value of monitoring how prospects convert into paying customers

To succeed, a business needs to understand how they are performing. And that understanding is based...

Allan Wille- June 12, 2015

Why it’s important to figure out what you need to know to grow

To grow, you need to know what it’s going to take to keep you on the right path. Defining the most...

Allan Wille- June 6, 2015

The spaghetti mess we created when we tried to integrate our data systems - and how we got out of it

A company needs reliable data to make decisions. It usually gets that data from a variety of...

Allan Wille- May 29, 2015

Why you should take advantage of people’s willingness to help you

When you’re running a business, the learning never stops. One way to learn is to talk to...

Allan Wille- May 22, 2015

How a startup can make the most of a board of directors

For an emerging startup, every member of the board of directors is critical. A new board member can...

Allan Wille- May 15, 2015

How office seating arrangements affect the energy and efficiency of your business

It pays to spend time figuring out who sits next to whom in your office. Judicious desk placement...

Allan Wille- May 8, 2015

How having more employees changes your company

The more employees you have, the less ‘personal’ your relationships with your employees become....

Allan Wille- May 1, 2015

How to pick the right business partner

A business partner is probably an entrepreneur’s most important professional relationship. Trust is...

Allan Wille- April 24, 2015

What I learned about hiring - and what every new manager needs to know

Check references. Test for knowledge as well as values. Hiring the right people will make your...

Allan Wille- April 17, 2015

How the pointed questions of venture capitalists helped us

Is a potential investor asking you difficult questions in an attempt to ‘get under the hood’ and...

Allan Wille- April 10, 2015

How longevity helps your bottom line

Staying in the game - and staying true to our values with quality content and honest efforts - gave...

Allan Wille- March 27, 2015

Cash is a tool. How I’m learning to spend to grow.

Managing a successful transition from survival mode to growth mode requires a change in attitude...

Allan Wille- March 20, 2015

Why learning from your mistakes isn’t always a good thing

Looking for funding? I learned (the hard way) that it’s better to wait until you have a product...

Allan Wille- March 13, 2015

How going out on a limb kick-started our growth

When we started Klipfolio in 2001, mobile was not part of the picture. So when we created our first...

Allan Wille- March 4, 2015

It's about time – behind the scenes of Klipfolio getting funded

So, the cat’s out of the bag: Klipfolio has secured $1.7M in funding. It’s an exciting time for us...

Allan Wille- February 13, 2014

Part 3: The history of Klipfolio

In the final instalment of the history of Klipfolio, the team navigates the turbulence of a global...

Jonathan Taylor- April 3, 2012