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Online Business Basics: Set Up Your Physical and Virtual Workspace

Online Business Basics: Set Up Your Physical and Virtual Workspace

One of the most wonderful things about having an online business is you can operate most of them on a budget from anywhere. There are legitimate, online business opportunities that can work for almost any situation. If you’re one of the many who will be setting up an office for your online business operations, this […]

How to Choose the BEST Domain Name for a Canadian Business

How to Choose the BEST Domain Name for a Canadian Business

Your domain name is your website URL/address and will be part of your business email address. It’s broken down into two basic parts, the ‘second-level domain’ is the name you choose for your site. In our case, it’s ‘CanadiansInternet’. The ‘top-level domain (TLD)’ is the domain extension. In our case, it’s ‘.com’.

21 Business Books to Help You Tackle 2021

21 Business Books to Help You Tackle 2021

2020 was a challenge, but 2021 is when the hard work starts. Extreme effort will be required to recover from financial challenges and digital transformation, all while coping with stress, anxiety and other pandemic-induced mental health challenges. It will take a concentrated effort to stay inspired and motivated. On top of that, you’ll be consuming […]

Top 6 Ecommerce Platforms for Digital Product Downloads

Top 6 Ecommerce Platforms for Digital Product Downloads

Digital products have been a popular source of revenue for online businesses for a couple of decades now, and for good reason. You can create virtually any digital product and then profit from it for as long as it is current and fulfills a market demand. The popularity of downloads continues to grow in Canada […]

The Most Environmentally-Friendly Website Hosts

The Most Environmentally-Friendly Website Hosts

As the world awakens to the importance of environmentally-friendly business practices, data storage has been placed under scrutiny.  Website hosting data centres use a staggering amount of energy to run their equipment and keep it cool. The high levels of power required to host websites and store their data, has inspired several providers to offset […]

What is Go Digital Canada and is it Right for Your Business?

What is Go Digital Canada and is it Right for Your Business?

We’ve been receiving a lot of email about the new Federal Government + Shopify initiative, Go Digital Canada. Canada’s small, independent retailers are especially interested in trying it, but wonder if the time & money would be better spent elsewhere. The following guide will help to clarify your choices, and ultimately result in the best […]

How Real Retailers Are Using Digital Tech to Beat the Pandemic

How Real Retailers Are Using Digital Tech to Beat the Pandemic

As the entire world is scrambling to come back to normalcy under the COVID-19 pandemic-induced social distancing guidelines, brick-and-mortar retailers are shifting gears to rapidly embrace digital technologies to bridge the physical distance and navigate the crisis. With increased competition from e-commerce, reduced foot traffic and low consumer confidence, the need to build digital capabilities […]

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business

Finding Wholesale Suppliers for your Canadian Business

It can be frustrating and time consuming to find wholesale product suppliers for your business in Canada, particularly in specialty niches. Whether you’re sourcing supplies to make your own products or stocking your virtual shelves, finding the right supplier is usually a long and involved process. Many factors are involved in the decision, from quality […]

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