Statistics Canada has released a discouraging report of December, 2012 retail sales in Canada, which declined 0.9% (excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers). Sales fell 1.6% in volume, with most merchants reporting less sales in December. All provinces reported a decrease in retail sales. RBC reported this month that 69% of Canadian shoppers stayed within […]
Results of an Ipsos Reid / Institute of Communication Agency poll indicates Canadians are heavily influenced by Internet and Tech companies. Five of their top 10 choices fell into these categories, including the top four. That’s fabulous news for existing Canadian web-based businesses and future ‘netpreneurs’.
Statistics Canada has reported that senior Canadians are steadily increasing their Internet usage. What they’re doing online is often different than younger surfers, including listening to music or watching videos. This data left us wondering why there is such an e-generation gap, so we followed up with an informal survey of our own.
If there is one claim that has perpetuated through my many years in online business, it’s the “make money while you sleep” claim. It’s true that I make money while I sleep, but it didn’t happen overnight (so to speak) and I still work hard for that money.
ClickBank affiliates who have been using the Ow.ly URL shortener received a nasty surprise from HootSuite recently. Vancouver’s social media management giant is now blocking all ClickBank affiliate URL’s through Google Safebrowsing. Attempting to submit a ClickBank affiliate URL now results in the message, “Submitted URL has been blocked.” ClickBank affiliate links set up prior […]
Cloud computing has opened a new door to small businesses that allows a level of innovation, functionality and efficiency previously only enjoyed by those with a large budget. In spite of the opportunities it presents, Cloud adoption has been slow in Canada.
Most successful Internet entrepreneurs (netpreneurs or netrepreneurs) in Canada and around the world, share the same New Year’s resolution every year: Increase our online business and marketing knowledge for a healthier bottom line. Netrepreneurs must be in a perpetual state of evolution to keep up with the ever-changing Internet and the people who purchase through […]
I was very curious when I found out about the launch of Canadian John Chow’s latest offering, Blogging with John Chow, so I bought it on the spot for $37.00. This is the resulting review and commentary.
Many people have ideas for an online business, or they’d like to expand their offline business into the eCommerce format. There are a number of ways to finance a web-based business, or obtain additional funds to expand.
Canadians are carrying more debt than ever before. With a slow economic recovery, many have come to a point of drowning in it. Good, hardworking people are finding themselves in desperate need of help to get their head above water. Many are turning to services like Debt.ca to reduce and manage their debt load, but […]