Canadian students are helping SMEs innovate with funding from Mitacs – here’s how

Canadian not-for-profit organization Mitacs is helping small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Canada solve business challenges with research solutions from Canadian academic institutions that provide technical, academic, vocational or a mix of programs

Published on: October 12th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian businesses to get new Sage accounting software features 

Sage has announced improvements to its business cloud accounting software, including invoice customization and other usability improvements to provide automation, efficiency, and accuracy to allow small businesses in Canada to run their business

Published on: August 31st, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

FedDev Ontario invests $2 million to scale 30 tech companies and support 450 jobs across southern Ontario

FedDev Ontario has announced an investment of $2 million for the Ontario Centre of Innovation (OCI) to scale 30 tech companies across Southern Ontario through the Toronto-based tech accelerator OneEleven and to support

Published on: August 19th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Canadian government invites youth employment providers to apply for stream 2 of Canada Digital Adoption Program

The Government of Canada today launched a call for applications from youth employment providers for the second stream of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), Boost Your Business Technology, which aims to help

Published on: August 5th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Government of Canada invites applications for stream 1 of the Canada Digital Adoption Program

The Government of Canada has announced a call for applications for the first stream of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), Grow Your Business Online, which will fund not-for-profit organizations that can support

Published on: July 14th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Ontario telecom company partners with Cisco to launch Hosted Voice with Webex

Beanfield Metroconnect has partnered with Cisco to launch Hosted Voice with WebEx, a cloud-based all-in-one collaboration experience, to provide a geo-redundant, carrier-class BroadWorks backend along with WebEx's cloud collaboration infrastructure. The partnership marries

Published on: July 8th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon launches IP Accelerator program in Canada to help SMBs protect their brands 

This morning, Amazon announced the launch of its Intellectual Property (IP) Accelerator program in Canada to help small and medium-sized (SMBs) businesses across the country secure a trademark and protect their brands both

Published on: April 26th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Cisco survey: Accelerated digitization of Canadian SMBs could add $70B to country’s GDP by 2024

According to a new study, Canadian small businesses' continued push into the digital realm could do wonders for Canada's economy. The increased digitization within Canadian small businesses can add CA$70 billion to the

Published on: October 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

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

ADP, Toronto startup bring employment law insights to HR with AI-powered tool

ADP Canada is partnering with Toronto-based software startup Blue J Legal to bring its artificial intelligence technology to ADP's HR Assist product for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Blue J Legal's technology, combined

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Google launches ‘Google Guaranteed’ businesses in Toronto and Vancouver

Today, Google is looking to give small businesses in Toronto and Vancouver a new way to reach local customers with its money-back, 'Google Guaranteed' ads platform. Local Services is a new type of Google ad,

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Small business telecom complaints hit low despite sharp increase overall: CCTS

According to this year's annual report from the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS) the number of complaints from small businesses dropped dramatically from 841 last year to 494 this year, despite

Published on: November 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Government calling on SMB submissions for $100 million procurement program

The Government of Canada has opened submissions for its $100 million procurement program encouraging small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to create new technologies around robotics, law enforcement, and aerospace manufacturing. The Innovative Solutions Canada

Published on: November 22nd, 2018 Meagan Simpson

E-commerce and online presence make SMBs more confident about growth

Small and medium businesses in Canada are more optimistic than last year, and companies with an online presence are most confident about continued growth according to eBay Canada's annual SMB Optimism Index report. Even

Published on: October 19th, 2018 Meagan Simpson