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

Women make up one third of Canadian entrepreneurs, but not in tech industry

Female entrepreneurs in Canada are increasing in number, tend to be younger than their male counterparts and are starting businesses at a faster rate than men, however gender equality among STEM industry business

Published on: October 16th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Google Ads focusing on small businesses in re-brand

Google is following suit with other online platforms, focusing on small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) and attempting to make it easier to reach target audiences with its updated advertisement service. Google Canada recently announced

Published on: September 4th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Toronto’s Digital Main Street program expanded across Ontario

The Ontario government is giving small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the province a leg up in their digital transformation efforts. Last Friday the Ontario Business Improvement Area (BIA) Association announced that the

Published on: August 29th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Facebook wants to help more local businesses connect with customers

In a year that hasn't gone exactly as Facebook would probably like, the social media giant seems to be taking steps to win back the trust of its users; for example, by trying

Published on: August 8th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

HP’s newest retail solutions are designed to Engage

HP Inc. really wants to help retailers Engage their customers. On Wednesday the company unveiled the latest devices and service offerings for its Engage line of retail solutions: Engage Go Convertible, which allows

Published on: August 2nd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Google rebrands AdWords, Analytics 360, DoubleClick services

Google is revamping its advertising arm. In a blog post the company announced that it was retiring its AdWords, Analytics 360, and DoubleClick brands in favour of two new brands: Google Ads, which

Published on: June 28th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Shopify streamlining retail marketing and admin with Ping, secures payments with Fraud Protect

Shopify Inc. wants to make it easier for online retailers to market themselves and ensure their transactions are secure. To that end, among the numerous new and improved products announced Tuesday at the

Published on: May 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

The government grant landscape is changing; how does IT fit in?

Over the last two years, the federal government has introduced many new incentives for research and development, mainly by way of grants or non-repayable contributions. In addition, certain existing government programs have been

Published on: March 19th, 2018 Brian Cookson

GoDaddy campaign looks to inspire, educate Canadians about bringing ideas to life

A regular guy named Taylor and his dog Madden want to help you move your furniture, and their website couldn’t be clearer about this. “Just a regular guy who can move your furniture

Published on: March 15th, 2018 Alex Coop

Government grants – are they right for you?

Many people are surprised to learn that Canada gives out more grants to businesses, small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in particular, than most other countries. When we compare grant funding for businesses in

Published on: February 12th, 2018 Brian Cookson

Mobile – including Instagram – now accounts for almost 90% of Facebook’s ad revenue: Sandberg

Facebook Inc.'s focus on mobile users continues to pay off for the social media giant, and it's lifting the fortunes of the businesses who advertise on its platform along with it, COO Sheryl

Published on: February 1st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood