Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business ©

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business  ©

I’ve been doing a lot of research into website hosting lately, as I prepare to move to a more robust, reliable host. In doing so, I have come up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option. I’ve expanded upon that here in the hopes of helping more Canadian companies find hosting […]

A Canadian Guide to Finding the Best eCommerce Platform Software

A Canadian Guide to Finding the Best eCommerce Platform Software

We have reached a point where it is no longer optional for businesses to sell online using professional eCommerce software. Thriving in today’s retail environment demands it and so do consumers.  Not only must you sell online (preferably as part of a multi-channel experience), but you also have to do so professionally and securely. The […]

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

The Best eCommerce Software Platforms for Drop Shipping ©

When I first started working online way back in the 90’s, getting a fully-featured online store meant hiring a programmer (or a team of programmers) to build one. Additionally, you would need a designer because the programmer would only focus on the store functionality. The overall launch expense was enormous, but it only began with […]

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tools for your Website or Blog ©

10 Spring Cleaning Tips and Tools for your Website or Blog ©

There isn’t a site online that couldn’t use a little dusting off and reorganization. Spring is a wonderful time to have a close look at yours and do some cleaning. You can start by visiting your website like you would if it belonged to someone else. Better yet, have a friend or two visit and […]

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

Online Marketplaces for Canadian Sellers

Earlier this year, an RBC survey found that only 46% of Canadian small businesses have a website. Online marketplaces offer a way to sell online with or without a website of your own. The structure for each varies, but the standard offering is a place to sell your products online where the traffic is high […]

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 […]

Bring Visitors Back with WordPress Community Plugins ©

Bring Visitors Back with WordPress Community Plugins ©

We all like to think our website content and blog posts are riveting enough to keep visitors coming back for more. If you’re doing your job right, that may be working for you to a certain extent. However, since websites and blogs are built around niches, there is significant potential to addict people to your […]

WordPress Blog Plugins That Pay for Themselves (Many Times Over) ©

WordPress Blog Plugins That Pay for Themselves (Many Times Over) ©

One of the most important reasons Canadian businesses choose WordPress for their domain blog, is the many choices of quality plugins. Plugins can add a vast array of features to your blog, including those that facilitate monetization and overall business success. While there are many free WordPress plugins, it’s important to choose the ones you […]

Help for the 54% of Canadian Small Businesses Without a Website (Statistics) ©

I can’t say I’m surprised, but I’m still shocked at the results of RBC’s 2013 survey of Canadian small businesses. Only 46% of those surveyed have a website, and 48% of those websites aren’t equipped for eCommerce. It’s statistics like these that motivated us to develop this website. It’s clear that Canadian businesses need a […]

Use Rich Snippets to Boost Search Engine Click-Through Rates ©

Canadian Internet entrepreneurs can always use a boost in click-through rates from search engines.  In this post, Thomas McMahon shares his tips for using Rich Snippets to make your webpage stand out on search engine result pages so you can grab those clicks!  Make sure you don’t abuse this trick, however, or it may backfire […]