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Canadian Online Sales Data for Q2 2015 (Infographic)

The Rakuten Linkshare Affiliate Network has released its online sales data report for the second quarter of 2015. The insights gained come just in time for us to tweak our websites and practices as holiday shopping begins. A number of Canadians have been known to start Christmas shopping online as early as August!

Canadian eCommerce May Finally Escape Canada Post ©

eCommerce has been proven time and time again as the future of business, but there has been a huge barrier in Canada that prevented us from competing with other countries. Canada Post has continued to gouge Canadian businesses, refusing to entertain any feasible ideas to make shipping affordable. Their consistent answer to losses is to […]

Mobile Payment Processors Have Big Plans for Canada in 2014 ©

Online and offline commerce are coming together in a big way in Canada in 2014 through mobile payment processing. Several companies are racing to corner the Canadian mobile payment market this year, including Shopify Canada and Moneris Solutions Payd Pro. Mobile payments can be a wonderful asset to your business, especially if you do business […]

Digital Platforms Support the Canadian Economy (Infographic) ©

We focus primarily on the economic advantages of online business in Canada, but the Internet technology industry as a whole has a significant impact on the Canadian economy.  Part of that industry is the digital platform sub-sector.  The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has published the 2013 Canada’s Digital Imperative: Measuring Digital Platforms’ Labour […]

BDC Recruiting Canadian Entrepreneurs

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is recruiting Canadian entrepreneurs and business professionals to join their BDC ViewPoints panel.  They’re seeking passionate contributors from across Canada to share expertise and opinions regarding the reality of small and medium-sized enterprises in today’s economic landscape.

Economical Hiring – A Marketing Assistant Can Manage Your Online Presence ©

Statistics show Canadian small and micro businesses are missing out on lucrative online opportunities to grow their business.  From eCommerce to blogging and social media, many small business owners, the self-employed, sales professionals, authors, etc., are simply not equipped to go there.  They’re often not in the position to hire someone with a degree, yet […]

Remote Hiring, Virtual Employment and Telecommuting in Canada ©

Remote Hiring, Virtual Employment and Telecommuting in Canada ©

From ‘The Cloud’ to business phone collaboration systems, it has never been more practical and profitable to facilitate telecommuting (AKA virtual commuting, mobile commuting, teleworking, remote working).  Part-time or full-time virtual teams have many proven benefits for employers, staff, and the environment. A 2012 Reuters Ipsos worldwide poll indicated one in every five employees work […]

Canadian Business Technology, Internet and eCommerce Statistics ©

Canadian Business Technology, Internet and eCommerce Statistics ©

Statistics Canada has released its Digital Technology and Internet Use statistics for 2012.  This is the first update of similar statistical data since 2007. The statistics are based on a sample of approximately 17,000 private Canadian enterprises of all sizes. The survey classifies business size as small (0-19 employees), medium (20-99 employees) and large (100+ […]

Online Opportunities from Canada’s Frugal Grocery Shoppers (Statistics) ©

An Ipsos survey for RBC has concluded that Canadians are becoming more frugal when it comes to buying food. 84% of those surveyed believe food prices are increasing and 91% are tightening their food budget.

Save Hundreds in Business Expenses with this Credit Card Strategy ©

Canadian small or home-based businesses can utilize their personal credit card rewards (points, cash-back, etc.) to offset many common business expenses. The concept isn’t new, but the ability to strategically plan it is. We’ve discovered a new, free tool that makes it simple for Canadians to compare credit card reward programs and find the most […]