Latest Shopify app update lets SMB owners use their phones to fulfill orders

Shopify customers can now use their smartphones to manage their business's shipping operations. On Wednesday the company revealed that it had added its Shopify Shipping features, along with the ability to create and

Published on: January 31st, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Sage integrates UPS shipping and tracking solutions into Business Cloud

Sage Group plc is collaborating with a giant of another industry to make it easier for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to ship products to their customers. On Tuesday the British enterprise software

Published on: January 23rd, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

SMBs can rely on IRAP funding, contrary to Brian Cookson’s recent blog, NRC exec says

By Andrew McNaughton The following was sent to IT World Canada editorial director Brian Jackson as a letter to the editor. I would like to clarify a number of statements that were made

Published on: January 16th, 2018 ITBusiness Staff

Ottawa’s $100M procurement program ‘great,’ but only a first step – analyst

A new program that will see the federal government spend $100 million to procure technology from Canadian startups and small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) is an excellent boost for Canada's technology sector, but

Published on: December 19th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Sage adds inventory management, cloud-based payroll features to Sage One platform

The Canadian arm of British enterprise software giant Sage Group plc has added two features to its signature Sage One accounting platform aimed at retailers and small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Sage One

Published on: December 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Newest ADP service gives SMBs access to enterprise-level HR expertise

It's no secret that small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don't the budgets of their enterprise counterparts to spend on human resources expertise, so software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider ADP Canada wants to help them out.

Published on: December 4th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Small businesses now represent 10% of all telecom industry complaints: CCTS

According to the latest annual report by the Commission for Complaints for Telecom-television Services (CCTS), the number of complaints from small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) rose 15 per cent over the past year,

Published on: November 28th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

SMBs excited about technology, but need help taking advantage, Startup Canada finds

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are eager to jump onto the digital transformation train, but need support from both industry and the government, according to a new report from Startup Canada. According to

Published on: November 20th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

New POS terminals help business owners improve customer service with touchscreen-based apps

By Aaron Broverman It may not be long before payment terminals have more in common with smartphones than card readers. The newest addition to TD Merchant Solutions’ point-of-sale (POS) portfolio, Paris-based Ingenico Group's

Published on: November 1st, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Interac adds money request, auto-deposit features to e-Transfer platform

The Interac Association has just given Canadian retailers and other small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) two new ways to send and receive money. On Tuesday, the financial transaction network announced the release of

Published on: October 31st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Cyber Security Awareness Month: Where Canada’s SMBs should start

Small and mid-sized businesses make up the majority of companies in this country and employ about 90 per cent of the workforce, yet many have valuable intellectual property, personal information on customers or

Published on: October 5th, 2017 Howard Solomon

Square launches new contactless payment and chip reader in Canada

Canadian businesses will now have a faster, cheaper, and simpler way of implementing contactless payment systems. Square, Inc., a San Francisco, Calif.-based financial services, merchant services aggregator and mobile payment company, has launched

Published on: October 4th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Looking for new markets? Consider China, Jack Ma and Justin Trudeau tell businesses

TORONTO – Canadian businesses – small, medium, and enterprise alike – looking for new markets should consider the 300 million middle class Chinese eager to purchase high-quality products from the Great White North.

Published on: October 2nd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

IBM, Ontario government team up for new Ottawa incubator

Ottawa startups have a new helping hand to support their efforts to scale up. In a joint conference on Friday, the Ontario government, IBM Corp., and economic development agency Invest Ottawa announced the

Published on: September 29th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood