Small businesses to offer easy credit card payments with Wave app

In another move to serve its small business customers, Toronto-based company Wave Accounting Inc. has released a new mobile app for Apple iOS, giving small businesses the ability to accept credit cards or

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Candice So

Post Black Friday, small businesses trying to find ways to compete

In the wake of what promises to be a frenzied Black Friday, an email marketing outfit is launching a free emailing bundle to help small businesses ask their customers not to forget them

Published on: November 29th, 2013 Candice So

Startup Canada’s ‘Day on the Hill’ brings focus to entrepreneurs

Economist Tim Kane may have been referring to the American experience when he made this statement in 2010, but the sentiment is every bit as relevant to Canada. According to Industry Canada, about

Published on: November 15th, 2013 Leo Valiquette

Internet gambling: Play at your own risk

By Monica Goyal and Jonathan MacKenzie Next time you log on to PokerStars or Full Tilt Poker – be aware that you play at your own risk. The Canadian Criminal Code explicitly makes

Published on: November 12th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Universal Business Language: Implications & benefits for SMEs

In a previous blog  we introduced the notion of the OASIS Universal Business Language (UBL)  to be used in the exchange of business documents between a supplier and a customer. We focused on

Published on: November 8th, 2013 Hugh Chatfield

Why the Canada-EU trade agreement means its time to implement e-invoicing

The upcoming trade agreement with the European Union (EU) promises to open up a whole new set of potential customers for Canadian companies that provide goods and services. But your electronic documentation system

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Hugh Chatfield

Corporation 101 for tech pros: The lifetime capital gains exemption

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business (http://www.doingbusiness.org/rankings). There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for tech pros: A recap

As we draw to the close of our “Corporation 101” series for Small Business Month here on ITBusiness, I thought it may be worthwhile to briefly recap the topics that we have looked

Published on: November 4th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social enterprises part II

By Jon MacKenzie Tech businesses are not always seeking exclusively to make profits. Some tech entrepreneurs want to change the world. Yesterday we spoke about a few of ways of setting up a

Published on: October 30th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Small business forecast looks ‘cloudy’ with a chance of success

The cloud is big news for small businesses.  Empowered by the cloud, even the smallest business can be more competitive and more secure from the dangers of a volatile economy.  But the cloud

Published on: October 29th, 2013 Shawn Freeman

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Social Enterprises Part 1

By Jon MacKenzie Not every tech entrepreneur gets into business exclusively to make a profit. While there is nothing wrong with making money, some entrepreneurs are motivated more by a social, ethical, or

Published on: October 25th, 2013 Monica Goyal

‘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

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Cheryl Sylvester

Corporation 101 for tech pros: $750,000 capital gains exemption for small businesses

The World Bank ranks Canada as the third best country in the world to start a business. There are a number of reasons why Canada is ranked so highly but one of the

Published on: October 24th, 2013 Monica Goyal

Corporation 101 for Tech Pros: Convertible debentures

Tech businesses will almost invariably need some type of investment to help fuel their business. Two of the most prevalent types of financing tech entrepreneurs seek out are debt financing and equity financing;

Published on: October 18th, 2013 Monica Goyal