Small Business

Arlene Dickinson Launches Canadian Entrepreneur eCommunity ©

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.

Canadian Consumers Seeking Small Businesses Online (Statistics) ©

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 […]

CFIB Launches Canadian Small Business Directory ©

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 […]

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business ©

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business ©

It can be frustrating and time consuming to find wholesale product suppliers for your business in Canada, particularly in specialty niches. Whether you’re sourcing supplies to make your own products or stocking your virtual shelves, finding the right supplier is usually a long and involved process. Many factors are involved in the decision, from quality […]

Canadians Love Small Businesses, Gen Y Wants E-commerce (Statistics)

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 […]

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.

6 Herbal Brain Boosters Used by Highly Successful Entrepreneurs ©

6 Herbal Brain Boosters Used by Highly Successful Entrepreneurs ©

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 […]

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 […]

What Wealthy Canadian Shoppers Want (Statistics) ©

What Wealthy Canadian Shoppers Want (Statistics) ©

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 […]

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 […]