81% of Canadian SMBs doing their own accounting, survey finds

For small businesses keeping track of their expenses, it may seem like it’d be easier to outsource accounting and bookkeeping. Yet in a new survey from Intuit, 81 per cent of Canadian small

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 25th, 2014 Candice So

FreshBooks raises $30M in first funding round

Cloud accounting software provider FreshBooks has raised $30 million U.S. in a funding round led by Oak Investment Partners, a U.S.-based venture capital (VC) firm. The other investors in the round were Atlas

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Chekkt aims to be a new Amazon or eBay for B2B buyers

For B2B buyers on the hunt for a software solution, combing through technical manuals and wading through vendor websites can be tedious work – and for small businesses and startups, it’s often just

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 22nd, 2014 Candice So

How MailChimp’s double-opt in method complies with CASL

This is the third story in a series of articles, which will look at different software solutions to help marketers comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). While CASL came into force on July

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2014 Candice So

How Constant Contact helps small businesses handle CASL

This is the third story in a series of articles, which will look at different software solutions to help marketers comply with Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). While CASL came into force on July

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 15th, 2014 Candice So

Panasonic launches video surveillance system for SMBs

Panasonic Canada Inc. has released a video surveillance system aimed at small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), giving them more options for digital video recording. Built to complement Panasonic’s existing WJ-NV200 recorder, the new

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 7th, 2014 Candice So

Celestica opens new microelectronics lab in Toronto

Celestica Inc., a Canadian electronics manufacturing services provider, has opened a new microelectronics lab at its headquarters in Toronto, the company announced today. Serving the likes of IBM Corp. and Cisco Systems Inc.,

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: July 2nd, 2014 Candice So

Video cameras not just for surveillance, survey respondents say

Businesses using digital video cameras aren’t just using them for surveillance purposes – they’re also planning to expand those cameras into other areas of operation, according to new survey results. Eagle Eye Networks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 25th, 2014 Candice So

New mobile payments solution takes both debit and credit

With a slew of payment solutions providers now entering the mobile payments arms race, Moneris Solutions Corp. has now bumped up its list of payment options. It's now allowing small business owners to take

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2014 Candice So

Google giving small businesses the power to manage their presence online

Google Inc. is launching a new, free dashboard designed for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), helping them get noticed online. Branded as Google My Business, the service allows SMBs to manage their presence

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 17th, 2014 Candice So

3 tips for applying for SRED, from the Canada Revenue Agency

It’s hard out there for businesses seeking to try new technologies – while the rewards can be huge, there’s always the risk of failure. But businesses press on anyway, researching ways to improve

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 6th, 2014 Candice So

Canadian SMBs excited but wary with Internet of Things, survey finds

Small businesses are excited about the possibilities of the Internet of Things – but they’re also concerned about the security risks that connected devices might bring into the workplace. In a new survey

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 23rd, 2014 Candice So

NComputing rolls out desktop as a service for SMBs

NComputing Inc., a client virtualization solutions provider, has unveiled a new desktop as a service (DaaS) solution aimed towards small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs) and delivered through service providers. The new solution is

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 21st, 2014 Candice So

4 lessons for entrepreneurs, straight from Silicon Valley’s Steve Blank

No one ever said entrepreneurship was easy – but if you believe Steve Blank, who helped coin the “lean startup” movement in Silicon Valley, entrepreneurship is one of the most “tough, dirty” jobs

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 14th, 2014 Candice So