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Mastercard to provide free cybersecurity assessments to small Canadian businesses

RiskRecon, a Mastercard company, is offering free cybersecurity tools to help small Canadian businesses with up to 100 employees through December 31, 2020 to help them protect their IT infrastructure during the ongoing

Published on: May 13th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Mastercard study finds a significant rise in the use of contactless payments amid COVID-19

There has been a significant surge in contactless payments for everyday purchases since the onset of COVID-19, according to a new study. The Mastercard global consumer study conducted from April 10 to 12

Published on: May 5th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

DMZ and Oxford Properties come to the aid of OneEleven’s members

OneEleven's partners, DMZ and Oxford Properties have come forward to help OneEleven members impacted by the sudden closure of the tech accelerator.  Hard hit by the global economic situation in the wake of

Published on: April 27th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Don’t rush into e-commerce because of COVID-19, says expert

With the COVID-19 crisis forcing retailers and restaurants to close their doors, some are thinking of shifting quickly to selling products online to bring in at least some revenue. But an expert warns

Published on: April 21st, 2020 Howard Solomon

Canada’s economic relief efforts are a good start, but tech scale-ups demand clarity around eligibility

Some parts of Canada's economic relief efforts are receiving a lukewarm response from technology scale-ups, according to a new report that also says cash flow remains a top concern during COVID-19. Published by

Published on: April 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

CATA asks PM to assist tech firms with rapid emergency aid

*This story has been updated to include comments from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) The Canadian Advanced Technology Alliance (CATA) says the federal government confirmed late last week that it has restarted the

Published on: April 13th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

eBay launches program to help SMBs move their business online

By Catherine Morin   E-commerce giant eBay has launched a program to help small businesses and physical retailers keep their operations running during the COVID-19 pandemic. The $100 million initiative, called Up &

Published on: April 6th, 2020 ITBusiness Staff

Canadians spend more when they use cards, but most SMBs still make it hard for them to do that

Nearly 90 per cent of Canadian consumers think it’s important to support local small and medium businesses, but according to a recent report, SMBs have a hard time reaching those consumers. Worse yet,

Published on: February 12th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Payments Canada enables wider use of digital debit payments 

Payments Canada says it's making it easier for merchants to offer debit as an alternative to cash thanks to new regulations. The latest rule called the Exchange of Point-of-Service Delayed Authorization Debit Payment

Published on: February 3rd, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian businesses are doing a poor job helping employees travel safely and effectively, says new study

Traveling for work is often stressful for employees, but a recent global survey of business travelers by SAP Concur dug a little deeper into the personal safety concerns, and the frustrations around ineffective

Published on: November 22nd, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

TD and The Big Push team up and launch ‘Lift-Off’ program to support women entrepreneurs

TD Bank Group and a Toronto-based business accelerator have entered into an agreement designed to support women entrepreneurs in six key areas of business, including information technology, finance, marketing, sales, public relations, and

Published on: November 20th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Toronto startup wants to cut the time it takes for Canadian startups to scale in half

It takes roughly 10 years for Canadian startups to scale. Highline Beta is working towards cutting that time in half.  Highline Beta is a Toronto-based startup co-creation company that builds and funds new

Published on: November 12th, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

Small businesses outside of big cities driving Shopify’s merchant base in Canada

There are over 34,000 Shopify merchants in Canada living outside of the six major urban centers, representing more than 64 per cent of all Shopify merchants in Canada, reveals Shopify’s first global impact

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Pragya Sehgal

TD Bank opens new operations hub in Toronto

Among a swath of other news at TD's annual TD Tech Day event in Toronto, the bank announced a new 9,000 square foot facility called the TD Fusion Centre that will serve as

Published on: October 31st, 2019 Buckley Smith

Samsung Pay Cash is released as a mobile budgeting tool

Samsung Pay has gained new capabilities as Samsung has announced the addition of Samsung Pay Cash and the Money Transfer service. Samsung Pay Cash The Samsung Pay digital wallet was already compatible with

Published on: October 8th, 2019 Buckley Smith