Most Canadian Micro-Businesses Don’t Have a Website (Statistics & Infographic)

Most Canadian Micro-Businesses Don’t Have a Website (Statistics & Infographic)

The majority of Canada’s smallest business owners (under five employees) recognize the benefits of having a website, yet 59% of them don’t have one. Most say their business is simply too small to need a website, even though they understand the competitive advantage to having an online presence. The study, conducted by RedShift Research and […]

Top 10 Benefits of a Remote (Telecommuting) Staff ©

Of all the things the Internet has done for society, changing the image of the workplace is one of the most exciting. Canadian businesses are embracing the idea of remote workers, due to increasing evidence of the many benefits of a flexible workforce. Research and guidance is also increasing in Canada as more businesses explore […]

How to Get More Clients Than You Can Handle for Your Small Business

This post was contributed by Robert Matthew. Whether a business is big and booming or small, most companies still have the same goal of trying to obtain more clients than what they currently have. It’s especially challenging for smaller businesses, but it is still not something that is impossible to do. One way a small […]

Free eBook: Content Marketing Guide and Success Stories

Each month we offer you a new free guide, report, whitepaper or eCourse. This month we bring you Content Marketing: Guide and Success Stories, a free eBooklet by expert, Jeanette LeBlanc. Most Canadian marketing experts and business owners understand that content is the key to successful online selling. However, many still don’t understand how to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Beat Big Biz by Providing Premium Online Customer Support ©

Beat Big Biz by Providing Premium Online Customer Support ©

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 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.