2012 Canadian Holiday Sales Down, Online Shopping Up (Statistics) ©

Statistics Canada has released a discouraging report of December, 2012 retail sales in Canada, which declined 0.9% (excluding motor vehicle and parts dealers). Sales fell 1.6% in volume, with most merchants reporting less sales in December. All provinces reported a decrease in retail sales. RBC reported this month that 69% of Canadian shoppers stayed within […]

Internet and Tech Companies Top List of Canada’s Most Influential Brands (Statistics)

Results of an Ipsos Reid / Institute of Communication Agency poll indicates Canadians are heavily influenced by Internet and Tech companies.  Five of their top 10 choices fell into these categories, including the top four.  That’s fabulous news for existing Canadian web-based businesses and future ‘netpreneurs’.

Monday Motivation: Make Money While You Sleep (With Digi-poster)

If there is one claim that has perpetuated through my many years in online business, it’s the “make money while you sleep” claim.  It’s true that I make money while I sleep, but it didn’t happen overnight (so to speak) and I still work hard for that money.

LinkShare Launches Global Deal Dispatcher for Canadian Affiliates

The Rakuten LinkShare affiliate network has launched ‘Global Deal Dispatcher’, which targets affiliates in specific countries. The broadly geo-targeted deals and promotions are compiled monthly, allowing Canadian publishers to quickly find affiliate promotions that are either in Canada or available to Canadians.

HootSuite gets Owly at ClickBank Affiliate Links ©

ClickBank affiliates who have been using the Ow.ly URL shortener received a nasty surprise from HootSuite recently.  Vancouver’s social media management giant is now blocking all ClickBank affiliate URL’s through Google Safebrowsing.  Attempting to submit a ClickBank affiliate URL now results in the message, “Submitted URL has been blocked.” ClickBank affiliate links set up prior […]

Is Cloud Computing and Internet Business a Match made in Canada?

Cloud computing has opened a new door to small businesses that allows a level of innovation, functionality and efficiency previously only enjoyed by those with a large budget. In spite of the opportunities it presents, Cloud adoption has been slow in Canada.

Ebook and Online Sales Blamed for Drop in Canadian Offline Book Sales ©

Third quarter ‘brick and mortar’ book sales have dropped by comparison to this time last year, according to BookNet Canada. Data obtained from 665 Canadian retail locations indicate an overall 6.4% drop in dollar value and a drop of 9.5% in unit sales.

Finding Financing for your Canadian Online Business ©

Many people have ideas for an online business, or they’d like to expand their offline business into the eCommerce format.  There are a number of ways to finance a web-based business, or obtain additional funds to expand.

Canadians Can Get Out of Debt With a Free Online Business ©

Canadians are carrying more debt than ever before.  With a slow economic recovery, many have come to a point of drowning in it.  Good, hardworking people are finding themselves in desperate need of help to get their head above water.  Many are turning to services like Debt.ca to reduce and manage their debt load, but […]

Pro Blogger Offering Crazy eBook Deals This Week!

One of the first useful books I’ve read about the business of blogging was published by Pro Blogger. Right now, Canadians have a unique opportunity to learn blogging from the best in the business, with eBooks priced at 50-90% off – just $10 each – until December 7th.   Grabbing all six will save you […]