Tutorials Archives Page 4

Six ways you can market like a startup

Whether you’re a startup or simply a small business, marketing can be a challenge. You likely lack the resources to have a dedicated marketing professional on staff, or to have substantial budget dedicated

Published on: March 28th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

How to spot a social media ‘poser’

Bob Bossman, a hiring manager is searching through various CV’s to hire someone capable to handle the social media assets in the company. He goes through John’s CV and looks up his social

Published on: March 26th, 2013 Wolston Lobo

Google Reader dumped me, but I can move on

Google Reader has been one of the staples of my online life for years, and I’ll miss it after it slips away into the ether of cyberspace past on July 1. I’ve found

Published on: March 21st, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to make Twitter an indispensable business tool

To tweet, or not to tweet? This may no longer be the question for many small businesses. Your potential customers are on Twitter, and so you should be too. Because if you’re not,

Published on: March 19th, 2013 Jeff Jedras

The best advice from Adobe Summit 2013

When some of the greatest minds in marketing have advice on the why they are successful, it’s time to take a knee and listen. Last week I took part in Digital Marketing Conference,

Published on: March 14th, 2013 Ashley Huffman

SweetIQ helps manage local search results

If a major pizza chain’s phone number was incorrect in local search results in Toronto,  that company could lose around $2.5 million in sales annually. That’s what Michael Mire, co-founder and chief executive of

Published on: March 12th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Venture capital drought over, would-be entrepreneurs told

After a decade-long drought, venture capital has become plentiful again in Canada, attendees at the National Business and Technology Conference in Toronto were told on Saturday. “We’ve gone from a decade of inactivity ...

Published on: March 11th, 2013 Grant Buckler

Canada’s deals eco-system map released

Since Groupon brought us the daily deals phenomenon in 2008, it seems like the business has grown in a thousand different directions. There are now daily deals sites just for restaurants, just for

Published on: March 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Social media image size cheat sheet

Anyone that's designed graphical branding for social media properties before knows the pain of precisely sizing images to fit properly into the different content panes. If you've ever asked: What's the size of

Published on: February 19th, 2013 Brian Jackson

How to ready your WiFi network for a smartphone influx

Whether it’s the BlackBerry Z10, iPhone 5, or some other latest hot handset to hit the market, you can bet employees will want to bring their shiny new devices to work.Many small businesses

Published on: February 5th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Uberflip’s guide to bootstrapping your startup

Lack of capital is a common complaint of Canadian technology startups, but what if you could find a way to grow your business without outside funding?It sounds like a monumental challenge, but it’s

Published on: January 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canadians can now port landline numbers to another VoIP service

Canadians can now port their landline phone numbers to a voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) line with NetTalk.com Inc.'s service, the firm announced Jan. 15.It's not the first time this option has been

Published on: January 22nd, 2013 Brian Jackson

What happens to cloud data when you die?

My guess is that, on average, we have at least 20 different online accounts.  At a minimum, this includes e-mail, social networking (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Youtube, MySpace, Flickr), entertainment (e.g. iTunes, Second

Published on: January 4th, 2013 ITBusiness Staff

All Hands on Tech: Nettalk Duo WiFi

The landline is dead. Now that everyone is always carrying around cell phones, having a home phone number is obsolete. Many people are cutting the cord entirely and cutting the expense of a

Published on: November 23rd, 2012 Brian Jackson

Chinese product turns anything into interactive touch interface

If you're a part of the do-it-yourself crowd and can tolerate long shipping times, you may want to turn your attention to Shanghai-based Polytouch Interactive Systems. The company sells a hand-sized electronic component

Published on: November 16th, 2012 Brian Jackson