Canada is exceptionally entrepreneurial! It’s impossible to deny that small and medium businesses (SMB) are the lifeblood of the Canadian economy. With a little push to take their business online, small businesses could easily double their impact. We’re kicking off Canada’s Small Business Week with a statistical snapshot based on data from the Business Development […]
I prefer to shop online so I’ve been on the receiving end of many customer support scenarios. I’ve never once dealt with a small business that wouldn’t bend over backwards to make me happy, not only to get that particular sale but also to ensure future sales. It works every time. I’ll gladly pay a […]
Arlene Dickinson, owner of Venture Communications, author, and star of CBC’s Dragon’s Den, has launched an online Canadian entrepreneur community. YouInc.com was in beta until their October 2nd full launch with enhanced features. The site focuses on the lifestyle of Canadian entrepreneurs, while also facilitating networking and mentorship.
Canadians consumers are more likely to do business with small businesses if they can easily do so online, a new TD Canada Trust survey concludes. Consumers want to interact with small businesses through user-friendly websites with eCommerce capabilities, backed by social engagement. It’s clear that Canadians want to support small businesses, but they’re not willing […]
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched a new Canadian small business directory and deal-finder. Shop Small Biz is an online, Canada-wide search tool dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent small/medium/home-based businesses. It is free for both businesses and consumers to use. The site explains, “Shop Small Biz is an initiative to empower small […]
The majority (85+%) of Canadian consumers agree that personal service and convenience are the number one reason they support small businesses, according the 2013 Rogers Small Business Research Report. They shop at small businesses to support their local economy and 62% are proud to shop local. Statistical snapshot of Canadian consumers who shop most often […]
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.
There is no body part more taxed by an entrepreneur’s lifestyle than the brain. Entrepreneurs must have vast amounts of knowledge and be constantly learning. Everything has to be retained, recalled, processed, analyzed, and applied at lightening speed. Both the left and the right side of the brain are relentlessly called upon to perform at […]
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 […]
Who wouldn’t love to have wealthy Canadians visiting our online business and spending without care? What it takes to attract them, let alone make them buy, may surprise you. They can be a very tricky target market to serve. The biggest misconception about the wealthy is they love to spend copious amounts of money just […]