Small Business

5 Ways Your Business Can Save Energy

5 Ways Your Business Can Save Energy

Canadian businesses have become more aware of their environmental footprint in recent years. Green initiatives include reducing energy consumption, either in their own office or through service providers like website hosts and data storage centres.  Our guest author suggests five ways your business can become more environmentally responsible, while also saving money.

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 over 20 years of experience and learning the hard way). I’ve expanded upon that here, […]

Beat Big Biz by Providing Premium Online Customer Support ©

Beat Big Biz by Providing Premium Online Customer Support ©

I prefer to shop online so I’ve been on the receiving end of many customer support scenarios. I’ve never once dealt with a small business that wouldn’t bend over backwards to make me happy, not only to get that particular sale but also to ensure future sales. It works every time. I’ll gladly pay a […]

5 Online Home Businesses to Start When You Retire

5 Online Home Businesses to Start When You Retire

There was a time not long ago when Canadians over the age of 50 weren’t expected to know anything about the Internet. Then, we saw them learning the basics so they could keep in touch in touch or search for information. As time went on, older Canadians learned more, either through their jobs or on […]

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 online 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 […]

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