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 […]
The lifestyle of entrepreneurs can be full of highs and lows. While we try to be thankful every day, it’s human nature to focus more on the challenges than it is to ponder just how fortunate we are to do business in Canada. Thanksgiving reminds us of many rights, freedoms and benefits that we too […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Google recently launched a Canadian version of its Think Insights portal for digital marketers and businesses in this country. The concept is built around targeted market insights, organization and inspiration. The portal compiles research, data, information, case studies, interviews, news, and tools for Canadian businesses and marketers. The US version has been around since 2011 […]
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 […]