CPES 2017 ready to help Canada’s printed electronics industry grow

The players in Canada's rapidly growing printed electronics sector can look forward to an industry conference that's scaling up along with them. Unlike last year's conference, which focused on educating attendees about the

Published on: April 10th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Yelp acquires Toronto-based marketing startup Turnstyle Analytics

San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. will soon be able to help its small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients offer their customers free Wi-Fi that doubles as a marketing platform, thanks to its recent acquisition

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Xerox CEO’s digital strategy to target SMBs

NEW YORK – Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson made his case for digital transformation during the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's biggest announcement in 110 years. Jacobson was named CEO during the summer of 2016 before the

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

PayPal releases mobile app for SMBs

Today's customers often use their mobile devices to seek out businesses, place orders, and pay for their services - so shouldn't business owners use their mobile devices to manage and pay the workers

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Half of Canadian executives say their businesses were hacked last year: Ipsos

A new survey has terrifying implications for Canadian businesses across the country. Conducted by marketing research firm Ipsos Canada on behalf of Calgary-based accounting, tax and business consulting firm MNP LLP, the survey

Published on: February 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

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