Top 10 Online Business Books of 2014 ©

For many years we’ve been hard-pressed to find 10 decent books about online business to share, let alone a list of the best picks. This year we had a bit of a tough time narrowing down our online business book choices! There still isn’t enough truly good information out there to help Canadian businesses as […]

Free eBook: Let’s Get Digital – How to Sell Online ©

Each month we offer you a new free guide, report, whitepaper or eCourse. This month we bring you Let’s Get Digital: How to Sell Online, a free eBooklet by expert, Madison Jacobs. Small businesses in Canada are seriously lagging behind in selling online. They’re either too intimidated due to lack of knowledge, or they’ve tried […]

Canadian Omni-Channel Panel Shares Insights ©

“Omni-channel” or “multi-channel” retailing refers to a seamless shopping experience with in-store, mobile device, computer, catalogue, flyers, etc. Implementing a fully omni-channel environment involves special supply chain software with universal inventory and pricing control, which may be maintained in-house or through a partner marketplace.

Remote: Office Not Required (Book Review)

Telecommuting, virtual commuting, mobile commuting, teleworking, remote working…whatever you call it, the virtual workplace employment structure has exploded in popularity. The advances in communications technology and virtual collaboration have made it both feasible and economical to escape the traditional office. Working remotely myself for many years, and working with companies that hire remote workers, has […]

Test eCommerce Waters with Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) ©

Fulfillment by Amazon.ca is a relatively new option for Canadian sellers, having been launched at the end of 2012. You may have noticed “Fulfilled by Amazon” tagging some items within the massive sellers’ market, indicating the item will be sent from Amazon. The most important thing it tells shoppers is the item is included in […]

10 Low-Cost Side Businesses you can Start Online from Home ©

10 Low-Cost Side Businesses you can Start Online from Home ©

It’s a scary leap to just quit your job and try to earn enough money online. Even if you’re already home with the kids, it’s tough to work on your business full time while taking care of them. A lot of people may simply need to supplement their existing income while they work a “day […]

Co-operative Social Media Engagement Groups for Canadian Businesses ©

Zig Ziglar said, “You can get everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want.” Nowhere does this wisdom apply more than in business networking, including online networking and co-operative promotion. We’ve been testing social media engagement groups for over a year and have been impressed with […]

Canadians Spending More Online Than Ever (Stat’s & Infographic) ©

Canadians are some of the most enthusiastic Internet users in the World, but we were always a little more hesitant than other countries when it came to purchasing online.  That’s changing quickly as we get more comfortable with online shopping.  The 2013 eCommerce Special Feature Report just released by Ipsos, indicates Canadians are spending more […]

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

Connected Canadians: eCommerce and Internet Use Statistics ©

With probably the largest sample size in Canada (approximately 22,615 individuals aged 16+), Statistics Canada’s data provides us with a reasonably accurate look at Internet usage and online shopping. Their Internet usage and eCommerce statistics for 2012 were released October 28th, 2013. The last survey was conducted in 2010. Growth is evident in virtually all […]

Canadian Statistics for Small Business Week 2013

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 […]