‘Art of’ running your business isn’t a solitary work: panel

"Fly alone, die alone." These words from Sunil Mistry, partner at KPMG Enterprise were echoed by Paul Gaspar, director of small business segment at UPS Canada when he said “small business failures come

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: October 24th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Digital wallet showdown: MasterPass vs. V.me

Two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, are offering consumers digital wallets to make their online shopping experience more convenient. From an SMB merchant perspective, however, the decision about which one to

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2013 Dave Webb

Is credit card alliance Foursquare’s saving grace?

By now you've probably heard that Foursquare had initiated a retail program that allows users to check in to locations and save money with their Visa or MasterCard. In fact, it's been almost

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 4th, 2013 Karim Kanji

Samsung Galaxy S IV to be announced March 15 with Visa payWave

Samsung’s next flagship smartphone will include Visa’s tap-to-pay technology widely used at grocery store check-out lines and gas pumps, the companies announced on Monday. After already announcing iPad mini competitor Galaxy Note 8.0 at Mobile

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: February 25th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Canada’s new startup visa to target tech entrepreneurs

Ottawa is poised to introduce a new immigration visa to speed the stream of foreign startup entrepreneurs into Canada.Immigration minister Jason Kenney's office confirmed to Reuters thatthe new visa is in the works.

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: September 12th, 2012 Christine Wong

Intertainment launches social payment platform for celebrities

It pays to be a celebrity and Toronto's Intertainment Media Inc. is trying to make it even easier and more lucrative for famous people to drive loyalty – and revenue -- from their

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 11th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup news round-up: April 18, 2012

Here's the startup news making headlines today on other Web sites and blogs. The Canadian government is considering a start-up visa for immigrants, a Toronto-based accelerator program will soon be looking for talented

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 18th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Full Canadian impact of Visa, MasterCard breach still not clear

There's still no official word on how many Canadian Visa and MasterCard customers may have been affected by the security breach at payments processing company Global Payments Inc.Visa and MasterCard are staying mum

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: April 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Investigators probe Visa, MasterCard data breach

A massive data breach of a payment-card processor's network could involve more than 10 million compromised card numbers, according to security news writer Brian Krebs in his online posting today.The name of the

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: March 30th, 2012 Ellen Messmer

Video Rewind: Data security important when accepting plastic payment

With new services offering small merchants a way to accept credit card payments on an iPhone (such as the product offered by Payfirma) it's now easier than ever to ask your customers "will

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 26th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Startup helps merchants accept credit card payments via smartphone

A Vancouver-based start-up company is competing against some big players in the financial services industry by offering small businesses a way to accept credit card payments with a smartphone or tablet.Payfirma Corp. was

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: January 26th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Video Rewind: Data security a must for small merchants

With the Privacy Commissioner of Canada revealing it had conducted an audit into Richmond Hill, Ont.-based Staples Inc.'s inability to effectively wipe out hard drives, many small businesses might have data security on

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: June 23rd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Visa bringing digital wallet service to Canada this fall

Visa's plan to launch a digital wallet system in the U.S. and Canada this fall is by far the largest and most ambitious of any similar initiative announced by credit card processors, banks

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 13th, 2011 Matt Hamblen

Online services help you get paid right now

With many small businesses just trying to stay afloat following a deep economic recession, waiting around to get paid just shouldn't be an option, according to one financial software company.Intuit Canada, makers of

Share on LinkedIn Comment on this article Share with Google+ Published on: May 11th, 2011 Harmeet Singh