Online Business Basics: Business Models

Online Business Basics: Business Models

Many people find the startup process to be intimidating, especially when it’s based on tech. Starting an online business is actually less complicated than starting one offline, but that isn’t apparent when one begins researching. Instead, it looks like a scary, disorganized mess of choices and unfamiliar procedures that are impossible to put into logical […]

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.

5 Specialized SEO Services to Offer Your Virtual Clients

5 Specialized SEO Services to Offer Your Virtual Clients

Whether you’re a virtual marketing assistant, contractor, or you run a marketing agency, there are some Search Engine Optimization (SEO) services that you can offer to increase your bottom line. The global demand is expected to remain consistent for the foreseeable future. Growth is anticipated in Canada, as more businesses venture online in this country.

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.

Checklist: How to Find the Best Website Host for your Canadian Business

Checklist: How to Find the Best 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, […]

10 Low-Cost, Part-Time Businesses you can Start Online from Home

10 Low-Cost, Part-Time Businesses you can Start Online from Home

An online ‘side hustle’ can be a permanent income option for Canadians, or a fast, cheap, practical and safer way to test the waters before going full time. It’s a scary leap to just quit your job and try to earn enough money online from home. Even if you’re already home with the kids, it’s […]

60+ Hot Home Businesses to Start With Your Computer in Canada

60+ Hot Home Businesses to Start With Your Computer in Canada

Connected computers have opened up a world of home-based business opportunities for the average Canadian who wants to start an easy business on a tight budget. Any service or product that can be distributed online, can be turned into a virtual company. Whether you’re considering a full time business or an easy side hustle, affordable […]

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

Coping With Customs When Shipping Products From Canada

Selling your products online comes with many opportunities to reach consumers in a global market. Many Canadian eCommerce businesses ship to the US and beyond. That said, Canadian small businesses have only recently begun to embrace eCommerce in general, let alone selling to international markets. Individual sellers often find it that much more intimidating. Sadly, […]