Online business holds great promise for Canada. Part of the reason for that is we’re spread across such a vast country. We live in a world where you can have a thriving online business, even if you live in an remote Arctic hamlet. All you need is an internet connection and suddenly you have access […]
One of the first decisions you have to make when starting your online business in Canada, is whether or not to use a .ca domain name. Even if you’re not ready to go live with a website, your own domain name can be used for secure, custom eMail, redirecting to your social media or other […]
Most of us are aware of how Canadian consumers feel about beginning Christmas holiday promotions too early. We do have a good reason for early promotion online, however, since our season ends earlier due to shipping. While we can be forgiven for that, we still have an obligation to respect our fallen heroes, and those […]
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 […]
Did you know you could be in violation of privacy laws, simply by hosting your website on servers that are physically located outside of Canada? Do you really know where your website and customer data is stored?
Drop shipping is a simple enough concept. You make arrangements with a wholesale supplier, manufacturer or distributor to sell their products direct online, as opposed to having an inventory of products in your physical location. You can offer these products on your own website, or via online auctions like eBay, or through a sellers’ market […]
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 […]
ClickBank launched shortly after I started working online, 20+ years ago. They quickly established themselves as a lucrative affiliate network for both people selling digital products, and those who wanted to offer digital products while earning a commission on sales.
Have you ever been searching for something in Canada and thought, “Somebody should start a business in that”? It happens to me all the time! I’ll be sharing these niches with you as they come up, in the hopes of inspiring a business idea or two. We begin this series with a quick guide for […]
A recent comScore/UPS survey provided some interesting insights that may be strategically applied to both online and offline sales. Retailers of all sizes can benefit from a plan that allows their digital and ‘brick and mortar’ presence to compliment each other for increased conversions. That can be as easy as focusing on how and why […]