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Let’s Take a Bet on Ourselves: Why CPAs Should Believe in Their Future

I was pitching my company to a room of around 200 hugely successful entrepreneurs at U of T’s Creative Destruction Lab startup accelerator. Although I have no idea of the…
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Managing Your Personal Brand with Fatima Zaidi

Before you start reading this article, you should ask yourself the following question. When you google yourself, what comes up? Is it your unlocked Facebook page that is filled photos…
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The Invisible Gold Mine: Former RIM CEO Jim Balsillie on the Importance of IP Assets

Research In Motion (RIM) may be one of Canada’s greatest commercial success stories, but former CEO Jim Balsillie will tell you that the only wheel they re-invented was on a…
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8 things I learned developing a course for CPAs on IP; not being a CPA or IP expert…

Putting together a course on intellectual property for CPAs, being someone with very little IP knowledge, and definitely not a CPA, was no small feat, but I am definitely proud…
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Make CPAs Cool Again

By: Michael Kravshik, CPA, CA When people read our shirts (modelled by Jesse above), we get one of two responses: 1) CPAs HAVE ALWAYS been cool! 2) CPAs WERE NEVER…
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New Research Suggest SMB’s Truly Embracing Technology

At Luminari, innovation and CPAs are at the forefront of everything we do. As we have previously discussed, with the help of our friends over at CIBC, we created a…
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Small Business Owners’ need help; here’s what CPAs can do

On the heels of Luminari & CIBC’s new white-paper about the future of public accounting, we’re tackling other relevant research on small businesses in Canada, and where CPAs can add…
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CIBC and Luminari Present: The Future of Public Accounting White Paper

We brought together 35 of Canada’s top accounting firm-partners to provide them with a first look at CIBC SmartBanking for Business and host a discussion around future-proofing their practice, technology…
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The Changing Economics of Music with Alan Cross

We sat down with renowned Canadian music historian, Alan Cross, to discuss the evolution of the music industry from a business perspective. From vinyl and cassettes to CDs to Napster…
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Two Years Ago Jim Balsillie Rejected Me; Here’s the Story of How it Turned into a Collaboration

Two years ago I wrote about how I met Jim Balsillie for 30 Seconds, he rejected me, and I thought he was great. I had received the ‘slow no’ rejection…