Why eBay’s leading the charge to increase Canada’s de minimis threshold

Note: Updated on Feb. 22 to incorporate comments from the Retail Council of Canada. Few business expenses annoy Sudbury, Ont.-based eBay store owner Christine Deslauriers more than the import fees she's forced to

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

GoDaddy launches mobile website creation for dummies service

Getting a mobile website up and running just became a lot easier. GoDaddy, the U.S.-based cloud platform and website builder for small ventures, has launched its new Website Builder in Canada, a mobile-optimized

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Pinterest brings “Promoted Pins” service to Canada

Pinterest wants to help Canadian business owners have a happier holiday season. Starting this month, the San Francisco-based retail and activity listing site/mobile app is inviting Canadian businesses to purchase "Promoted Pins," two

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Sage integrates with Vancouver’s Beanworks to help SMBs automate their accounting process

Accounting can be a headache regardless of your company's size, but at least enterprises can invest in automation software - a boon Sage plans to share with Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

FreshBooks announces integration with Google’s G Suite cloud platform

If you're a G Suite user who wishes Google Inc.'s cloud platform would let you file invoices as easily as it helps you collaborate with your colleagues, or a FreshBooks user who wishes

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

North America’s first fintech chatbot is Canadian

There are chatbots for retail and chatbots for checking the weather, so why not a chatbot for fintech? Montreal-based online small business lender Thinking Capital answered that question this week by introducing "Lucy",

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada Post announces up to 40% shipping discount for Shopify customers

Canada Post might not have a reputation as the most tech-savvy company around, but it knows a good opportunity when it sees one. The venerable 150-old mail carrier - which, strike threats and

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

European DLP software maker Safetica launches SMB-facing North American division

A leading European data loss prevention (DLP) software manufacturer has opened up shop in North America. Prague-based Safetica Technologies announced today the launch of a North American division, based in Newton, North Carolina

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

HP aims at SMB market with new ProBook 400 series

Published on: September 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

It’s official – Pokémon Go really does help small businesses catch ’em all [infographic]

By now, it's common knowledge that small businesses, particularly retailers near so-called "PokéStops," can use mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go to increase foot traffic - but now Slant Marketing has the numbers to

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Rogers partners with Google, Microsoft to launch app store for small businesses

Rogers Communications Inc. knows that many of today's small businesses rely on cloud-based apps such as Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Work to run their operations - and that they have

Published on: September 7th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

PayPal appoints former AmEx VP to lead Canadian division

PayPal Holdings, Inc. announced today the appointment of Paul Parisi, a payments industry veteran of 17 years, including more than a decade with American Express, as general manager of its Canadian division. He

Published on: September 6th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

New HPE releases bring enterprise-level storage to SMB market

Small and medium-sized business (SMB) owners looking for the peace of mind and easy access offered by on-site data storage now have an affordable new option, thanks to Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The

Published on: August 15th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

German firm’s new service will install a Wi-Fi hotspot at your business

Wi-Fi might be a fixture in homes, offices, and restaurant franchises across the country, but thus far ISP giants have yet to offer hotspot installation services for public-facing small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs).

Published on: August 8th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood