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Microschools gained in appeal to some parents during the pandemic. Complexio/E+ via Getty Images

What are microschools? 5 questions answered

Microschools might be an attractive alternative to regular public schools that are wrestling with the pandemic, but they are mostly out of reach for low-income students, a researcher says.
Innovation and entrepreneurs will be essential for economies to recover and build resiliency following the pandemic. Business accelerators, a mechanism to support and grow new ventures, will need to evolve to help them survive and thrive. (Shutterstock)

How business accelerators can help new startups succeed after COVID-19

New entrepreneurs borne of the pandemic will need support to survive and thrive after the crisis. Here’s how business accelerators need to change in order to help them succeed post-pandemic.
Good governance is critical for growth. But Canadian startups haven’t yet got a handle on the importance of governance when seeking investors. (Ravi Roshan/Unsplash)

Canadian startups need to focus on corporate governance to grow and thrive

Good business requires good governance, and startups require a particular kind of governance to help them grow and prosper. That’s why it’s so important for startups to get governance right early on.
Staying in touch with other entrepreneurs via video calls during COVID-19 builds a sense of community among startup founders, research has shown. (Chris Montgomery/Unsplash)

Startup founders help each other weather the COVID-19 crisis

How are startup entrepreneurs getting through the COVID-19 pandemic? Talking to each other to offer tips, expertise and a sympathetic ear is helpful, according to an ongoing study.
With millions newly unemployed, it’s unclear what the prospects of former startup employees will be. (James Yarema/Unsplash)

Coronavirus bailouts won’t save startup workers from layoffs

Employees working in startups may disproportionately suffer in the wake of the pandemic as their employers cut back to skeletal staffs or shutter their companies altogether.
Co-working spaces have become an innovative way to work away from a central office without necessarily being alone at home. (Shutterstock)

Co-working demystified: Behind the working world revolution

Co-working spaces have become popular since they were created in 2005, allowing self-employed workers to have a professional space outside an office and avoid isolation. But does it really work?
It took Thomas Edison countless failures before he succeeded in developing a marketable lightbulb. Shutterstock

Technology start-ups that fail fast succeed faster

Canadian technology start-ups that incorporate an approach that learns from failure tend to perform and innovate with greater success than start-ups that seek to assign blame.

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