Small Business

2020 Report: Amazon Seller Benchmark Data

2020 Report: Amazon Seller Benchmark Data

Many Canadians are interested in starting an online business selling products on Amazon, and with good reason. Over 30,000 Canadian small-medium businesses made more than $900 million in sales on Amazon.ca in 2018, according to Amazon. Sellers on the marketplace boast of reaching profitability in record time, intriguing online entrepreneurs around the world.

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.

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 […]

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Top Online Business and Marketing Books of 2015 ©

Online business is in a state of perpetual change. It requires a high level of passion and dedication to keep up with the latest information. That’s why it’s important to hire people who absolutely love what they do. If they don’t love it, they’ll never be dedicated enough to follow the endless learning curve. That […]

Most Canadian Micro-Businesses Don’t Have a Website (Statistics & Infographic)

Most Canadian Micro-Businesses Don’t Have a Website (Statistics & Infographic)

The majority of Canada’s smallest business owners (under five employees) recognize the benefits of having a website, yet 59% of them don’t have one. Most say their business is simply too small to need a website, even though they understand the competitive advantage to having an online presence. The study, conducted by RedShift Research and […]

19 Ways for Canadian Retailers to Grab Online Back-to-School Sales

19 Ways for Canadian Retailers to Grab Online Back-to-School Sales

The low loonie should make this a very lucrative back-to-school “season” for Canadian retailers offline and online. In fact, it’s possible you could bring in some American shoppers and turn them into loyal customers. ecommerce brings the World to our doorstep and the low Canadian dollar invites them in.