Yelp acquires Toronto-based marketing startup Turnstyle Analytics

San Francisco-based Yelp Inc. will soon be able to help its small and medium-sized business (SMB) clients offer their customers free Wi-Fi that doubles as a marketing platform, thanks to its recent acquisition

Published on: April 6th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Xerox CEO’s digital strategy to target SMBs

NEW YORK – Xerox CEO Jeff Jacobson made his case for digital transformation during the Rochester, N.Y.-based company's biggest announcement in 110 years. Jacobson was named CEO during the summer of 2016 before the

Published on: April 3rd, 2017 Paolo Del Nibletto

PayPal releases mobile app for SMBs

Today's customers often use their mobile devices to seek out businesses, place orders, and pay for their services - so shouldn't business owners use their mobile devices to manage and pay the workers

Published on: March 30th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Half of Canadian executives say their businesses were hacked last year: Ipsos

A new survey has terrifying implications for Canadian businesses across the country. Conducted by marketing research firm Ipsos Canada on behalf of Calgary-based accounting, tax and business consulting firm MNP LLP, the survey

Published on: February 27th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Why eBay’s leading the charge to increase Canada’s de minimis threshold

Note: Updated on Feb. 22 to incorporate comments from the Retail Council of Canada. Few business expenses annoy Sudbury, Ont.-based eBay store owner Christine Deslauriers more than the import fees she's forced to

Published on: February 21st, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

GoDaddy launches mobile website creation for dummies service

Getting a mobile website up and running just became a lot easier. GoDaddy, the U.S.-based cloud platform and website builder for small ventures, has launched its new Website Builder in Canada, a mobile-optimized

Published on: January 27th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Pinterest brings “Promoted Pins” service to Canada

Pinterest wants to help Canadian business owners have a happier holiday season. Starting this month, the San Francisco-based retail and activity listing site/mobile app is inviting Canadian businesses to purchase "Promoted Pins," two

Published on: December 14th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Sage integrates with Vancouver’s Beanworks to help SMBs automate their accounting process

Accounting can be a headache regardless of your company's size, but at least enterprises can invest in automation software - a boon Sage plans to share with Canadian small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs)

Published on: November 16th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

FreshBooks announces integration with Google’s G Suite cloud platform

If you're a G Suite user who wishes Google Inc.'s cloud platform would let you file invoices as easily as it helps you collaborate with your colleagues, or a FreshBooks user who wishes

Published on: November 11th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

North America’s first fintech chatbot is Canadian

There are chatbots for retail and chatbots for checking the weather, so why not a chatbot for fintech? Montreal-based online small business lender Thinking Capital answered that question this week by introducing "Lucy",

Published on: October 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

Canada Post announces up to 40% shipping discount for Shopify customers

Canada Post might not have a reputation as the most tech-savvy company around, but it knows a good opportunity when it sees one. The venerable 150-old mail carrier - which, strike threats and

Published on: September 23rd, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

European DLP software maker Safetica launches SMB-facing North American division

A leading European data loss prevention (DLP) software manufacturer has opened up shop in North America. Prague-based Safetica Technologies announced today the launch of a North American division, based in Newton, North Carolina

Published on: September 20th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

HP aims at SMB market with new ProBook 400 series

Published on: September 19th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood

It’s official – Pokémon Go really does help small businesses catch ’em all [infographic]

By now, it's common knowledge that small businesses, particularly retailers near so-called "PokéStops," can use mobile game phenomenon Pokémon Go to increase foot traffic - but now Slant Marketing has the numbers to

Published on: September 13th, 2016 Eric Emin Wood