Web-based startups are some of the least expensive businesses to start in Canada. Online business expenses can often be limited to domain registration and website hosting, at least in the beginning.
A variety of events have threatened the Canadian economy lately, from the pandemic to trade agreements. The resulting economic spiral has left Canadians scrambling to secure an income, and businesses desperately trying to remain profitable.
This feature is sponsored by Knightsbridge. Knightsbridge Foreign Exchange was founded in 2009 in Toronto, Ontario by Rahim Madhavji. They offer unbeatable currency exchange rates, specializing in CAD-USD transactions. Knightsbridge serves any Canadian business or private client that has foreign exchange requirements.
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.
This feature is sponsored by QUID Works Inc. Digital advertising is one of the most common ways to generate revenue online, but it does have its drawbacks. More people are blocking display/banner ads or tuning out advertising in any form. It requires administrative time and effort to find advertisers and maintain an ongoing relationship with […]
Fraudulent online transactions are the dark side of eCommerce. The Internet is the “wild west” of fraud in a world that is becoming more secure at the offline payment level. It has become a point of easier access, without signatures, PIN numbers and chips.
Online and offline commerce are coming together in a big way in Canada in 2014 through mobile payment processing. Several companies are racing to corner the Canadian mobile payment market this year, including Shopify Canada and Moneris Solutions Payd Pro. Mobile payments can be a wonderful asset to your business, especially if you do business […]
We focus primarily on the economic advantages of online business in Canada, but the Internet technology industry as a whole has a significant impact on the Canadian economy. Part of that industry is the digital platform sub-sector. The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) has published the 2013 Canada’s Digital Imperative: Measuring Digital Platforms’ Labour […]
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is recruiting Canadian entrepreneurs and business professionals to join their BDC ViewPoints panel. They’re seeking passionate contributors from across Canada to share expertise and opinions regarding the reality of small and medium-sized enterprises in today’s economic landscape.
Statistics show Canadian small and micro businesses are missing out on lucrative online opportunities to grow their business. From eCommerce to blogging and social media, many small business owners, the self-employed, sales professionals, authors, etc., are simply not equipped to go there. They’re often not in the position to hire someone with a degree, yet […]