One of the biggest challenges for Canadian small businesses is the high cost of shipping. It’s expensive to ship within Canada and it’s even more expensive to ship outside of this country. That makes it very tough to compete in the online world.
Web-based startups are some of the least expensive businesses to start in Canada. Online business expenses can often be limited to domain registration and website hosting, at least in the beginning.
A variety of events have threatened the Canadian economy lately, from the pandemic to trade agreements. The resulting economic spiral has left Canadians scrambling to secure an income, and businesses desperately trying to remain profitable.
From ‘The Cloud’ to business phone collaboration systems, it has never been more practical and profitable to facilitate telecommuting (AKA virtual commuting, mobile commuting, teleworking, remote working). Part-time or full-time virtual teams have many proven benefits for employers, staff, and the environment.
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This feature is sponsored by QUID Works Inc. Digital advertising is one of the most common ways to generate revenue online, but it does have its drawbacks. More people are blocking display/banner ads or tuning out advertising in any form. It requires administrative time and effort to find advertisers and maintain an ongoing relationship with […]
eCommerce has been proven time and time again as the future of business, but there has been a huge barrier in Canada that prevented us from competing with other countries. Canada Post has continued to gouge Canadian businesses, refusing to entertain any feasible ideas to make shipping affordable. Their consistent answer to losses is to […]
Online and offline commerce are coming together in a big way in Canada in 2014 through mobile payment processing. Several companies are racing to corner the Canadian mobile payment market this year, including Shopify Canada and Moneris Solutions Payd Pro. Mobile payments can be a wonderful asset to your business, especially if you do business […]
We focus primarily on the economic advantages of online business in Canada, but the Internet technology industry as a whole has a significant impact on the Canadian economy. Part of that industry is the digital platform sub-sector. The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has published the 2013 Canada’s Digital Imperative: Measuring Digital Platforms’ Labour […]
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.