Small Business

How to Become a Virtual Assistant (VA) in Canada

How to Become a Virtual Assistant (VA) in Canada

One of the hottest “work at home” businesses is becoming a VA (Virtual Assistant). Virtual assistants are, technically, freelancers who may do anything from social media management to secretarial tasks. Whatever skill you have that can be done remotely, is marketable under the ‘Virtual Assistant’ label.

5 Quick and Easy Online Businesses to Start in Canada ©

5 Quick and Easy Online Businesses to Start in Canada ©

While every successful internet business takes work, some are easier to start than others. That’s especially true if you’re new to making money online in Canada. After receiving countless inquiries about the fastest and easiest businesses to start online in Canada, we decided to share five of the most successful we’ve seen.

Simple Ways to Protect Your Home Business from Online Threats

Simple Ways to Protect Your Home Business from Online Threats

Most home businesses are run on personal devices, such as a computer, laptop, tablet and smartphone. They don’t have an IT department or private network. That means it’s up to you to protect your home business from online threats. Luckily, it isn’t difficult or expensive to do and the peace of mind is priceless.

Canadian Small Businesses Grow Over 20x Faster With eCommerce

Canadian Small Businesses Grow Over 20x Faster With eCommerce

TORONTO, Oct. 10, 2018 /CNW/ – Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses leveraging e-commerce are growing significantly faster than their offline counterparts, reveals new proprietary data from PayPal, the global digital payments leader. Small businesses that sell online through PayPal grew 22 per cent year-over-year in 2017, in sharp contrast to offline small businesses, which saw less than […]

10 Low-Cost Side Businesses to Start Online from Home ©

10 Low-Cost Side Businesses to Start Online from Home ©

It’s a scary leap to just quit your job and try to earn enough money online. Even if you’re already home with the kids, it’s tough to work on your business full time while taking care of them. A lot of people may simply need to supplement their existing income while they work a “day […]

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business ©

Checklist: Choosing a Website Host for your Canadian Business  ©

I did a lot of research as I prepared to move to a more robust, reliable host for our Canadian websites. In doing so, I came up with a list of considerations involved with reviewing each hosting option (based on 20+ years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, in […]

How Small Businesses Can Prevent Ransomware Encryption

How Small Businesses Can Prevent Ransomware Encryption

With the widespread Ransom.WanaCrypt0r. (WanaCry) attacks in the news, the world has become painfully aware of the havoc encrypted ransomware can cause. It has infected the PC’s, Macs, mobile devices, networks and servers of both individuals and businesses of all sizes. There are many versions of ransomware, including Jaff, Locky, Sage, Cerber, Spora, Cryptoblock, SamSam, […]

10 Home-Based Business Tips to Keep Parents Sane ©

10 Home-Based Business Tips to Keep Parents Sane ©

Let’s get one thing straight, if you are at home raising children then you’re already a ‘work-at-home parent’.  If you want to extend that role to making money from home, others should bow to your ambition because it isn’t easy.  It’s certainly possible, however, and I know that from experience.  From the time my son […]

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