Google awards Canadian towns for small business tech savvy

Google is awarding several Canadian towns where small businesses have shown some technology zeal with eTown awards, the search giant announced today.The awards go to places where smaller shops have made use of

Published on: September 25th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Keeping good online reputation important for small business too

It’s a dog-eat-dog online world out there. Just ask any business owner that’s seen their online reputation ruined by one scorching review on Yelp, or an angry customer causing trouble on the Web

Published on: September 13th, 2012 Brian Jackson

CANARIE expands cloud-testing program for SMBs

Canada's ultra-highspeed network used by universities, colleges, and scientific research outfits across the country plans to use funding from Ottawa to expand its program for small businesses to test pre-commercial products on the

Published on: August 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Canada Post wants you to use your address as a platform

Canada Post is rolling out a new look and new set of features for its digital mailbox.It's hard to believe that ePost has been around for 10 years, but this digital home created

Published on: August 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Internet consultant franchise inks deal with Web-based CRM

Two Toronto-area Internet firms announced a deal earlier this week that will see a Web-based customer relationships management (CRM) suite added to widely-used Internet marketing tools for small to medium-sized businesses.Concord, Ont.-based BlueCamroo

Published on: August 2nd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Why crowd design contests aren’t all bad

Two design contest Web sites have recently set up a local shop in Canada. Both DesignCrowd and 99designs have registered a dot-ca address to cater to the Canadian market within the past year.

Published on: July 24th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Best freeware alternatives for expensive business software

For too many people, the phrase “free software” conjures up images of pirated brand-name applications or poorly supported third-class programs. If that’s what you think of freeware, you’re missing an opportunity to save

Published on: June 22nd, 2012 David Murphy

Startup news round-up: June 8, 2012

The unsteady economy appears to be putting a strain on local small business owners’ confidence, according to a recent poll by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). The CFIB today reported its

Published on: June 8th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: May 18, 2012

Could he be Canada’s next successful entrepreneur? Congratulations to Nicholas Schiefer, 17, of Pickering, Ont., who a received $50,000 for winning the Intel Foundation Young Scientist Award.Search engines Schiefer and other youths from

Published on: May 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Mobile access, flexibility trumps cost for cloud-watching SMBs

Mobile and flexible working, not cost, are the main reasons for small and medium sized businesses moving to the cloud, according to YouGov research.Lower cost is no longer the major reason for adopting

Published on: May 18th, 2012 Antony Savvas

Primus offers hosted call centre to SMBs

Small businesses who want to run a call centre but have been put off from starting one because of the high capital costs now have another option, Primus Business Services announced today.The Toronto-based

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Yahoo launches advertising dashboard for small business

Yahoo launched a free marketing dashboard on Wednesday to boost its advertising appeal for small and midsized businesses by simplifying digital marketing for them.  The move comes as part of new CEO Scott

Published on: May 2nd, 2012 Cameron Scott

Startup news round-up: April 26, 2012

Frustration over losing time, money and productivity due to scheduling conflicts and lack of instant access to information spurred on Kory Arsenault and Cale White to contribute in the efforts of developing a

Published on: April 26th, 2012 Nestor Arellano

Adopt ‘be your own IT manager’ mindset to deal with BYOD

The bring your own device trend is creating a “be your own IT manager” mindset among small business owners -- and pushing device makers and carriers to be IT consultants, not just sell

Published on: April 25th, 2012 Christine Wong