Canadians are some of the most enthusiastic Internet users in the World, but we were always a little more hesitant than other countries when it came to purchasing online. That’s changing quickly as we get more comfortable with online shopping. The 2013 eCommerce Special Feature Report just released by Ipsos, indicates Canadians are spending more […]
With probably the largest sample size in Canada (approximately 22,615 individuals aged 16+), Statistics Canada’s data provides us with a reasonably accurate look at Internet usage and online shopping. Their Internet usage and eCommerce statistics for 2012 were released October 28th, 2013. The last survey was conducted in 2010. Growth is evident in virtually all […]
Canada is exceptionally entrepreneurial! It’s impossible to deny that small and medium businesses (SMB) are the lifeblood of the Canadian economy. With a little push to take their business online, small businesses could easily double their impact. We’re kicking off Canada’s Small Business Week with a statistical snapshot based on data from the Business Development […]
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 […]
The lifestyle of entrepreneurs can be full of highs and lows. While we try to be thankful every day, it’s human nature to focus more on the challenges than it is to ponder just how fortunate we are to do business in Canada. Thanksgiving reminds us of many rights, freedoms and benefits that we too […]
Arlene Dickinson, owner of Venture Communications, author, and star of CBC’s Dragon’s Den, has launched an online Canadian entrepreneur community. YouInc.com was in beta until their October 2nd full launch with enhanced features. The site focuses on the lifestyle of Canadian entrepreneurs, while also facilitating networking and mentorship.
Canadians consumers are more likely to do business with small businesses if they can easily do so online, a new TD Canada Trust survey concludes. Consumers want to interact with small businesses through user-friendly websites with eCommerce capabilities, backed by social engagement. It’s clear that Canadians want to support small businesses, but they’re not willing […]
The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched a new Canadian small business directory and deal-finder. Shop Small Biz is an online, Canada-wide search tool dedicated exclusively to Canadian independent small/medium/home-based businesses. It is free for both businesses and consumers to use. The site explains, “Shop Small Biz is an initiative to empower small […]
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.
There is no body part more taxed by an entrepreneur’s lifestyle than the brain. Entrepreneurs must have vast amounts of knowledge and be constantly learning. Everything has to be retained, recalled, processed, analyzed, and applied at lightening speed. Both the left and the right side of the brain are relentlessly called upon to perform at […]