Is Cloud Computing and Internet Business a Match made in Canada?

Cloud computing has opened a new door to small businesses that allows a level of innovation, functionality and efficiency previously only enjoyed by those with a large budget. In spite of the opportunities it presents, Cloud adoption has been slow in Canada.

Ebook and Online Sales Blamed for Drop in Canadian Offline Book Sales ©

Third quarter ‘brick and mortar’ book sales have dropped by comparison to this time last year, according to BookNet Canada. Data obtained from 665 Canadian retail locations indicate an overall 6.4% drop in dollar value and a drop of 9.5% in unit sales.

Finding Financing for your Canadian Online Business ©

Many people have ideas for an online business, or they’d like to expand their offline business into the eCommerce format.  There are a number of ways to finance a web-based business, or obtain additional funds to expand.

Canadians Can Get Out of Debt With a Free Online Business ©

Canadians are carrying more debt than ever before.  With a slow economic recovery, many have come to a point of drowning in it.  Good, hardworking people are finding themselves in desperate need of help to get their head above water.  Many are turning to services like Debt.ca to reduce and manage their debt load, but […]

Pro Blogger Offering Crazy eBook Deals This Week!

One of the first useful books I’ve read about the business of blogging was published by Pro Blogger. Right now, Canadians have a unique opportunity to learn blogging from the best in the business, with eBooks priced at 50-90% off – just $10 each – until December 7th.   Grabbing all six will save you […]

Shop Canada Online (Free Holiday-Theme Graphic)

To celebrate Cyber Monday, we’ve designed a holiday-theme “Shop Canada Online” graphic that you are free to use on your website, share on social media, etc. Let’s keep those shopping dollars in Canada where they’ll benefit all Canadians, and let other countries know we’re open for business in the great white north.

Updated: Online Canadian Businesses Need Easy, Affordable Shipping Options

Please see the update below original post. It has happened to most of us as consumers and businesses, that moment in the transaction when the shipping is calculated and the shopping cart is abandoned.  Whether it’s losing sales to high shipping rates, losing money from absorbing some or all of the shipping cost, or shocking […]

2012 Canadian Holiday Shopping Statistics and E-commerce Tips ©

The Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) and the Bank of Montreal (BMO) have released Canadian holiday shopping survey statistics, adding their predictions to those made earlier by Ernst & Young and Deloitte.   While they don’t all agree on the level of frugality this season, it’s clear that it won’t be the most profitable holiday for […]

Should you Register a .ca Domain for your Canadian Business?

Should you Register a .ca Domain for your Canadian Business?

One of the first decisions you have to make when starting your online business in Canada, is whether or not to use a .ca domain name.  Even if you’re not ready to go live with a website, your own domain name can be used for secure, custom eMail, redirecting to your social media or other […]

Stripe Online Payment Processing Enters Canadian Market

Paypal’s latest US competitor, Stripe, extended its services to Canadian online businesses this month.  The expansion comes only one year after Stripe’s launch in the US. Canada has been suffering from limited options in online payments and is expected to quickly embrace Stripe.