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


Synerion helps SMBs automate their employee scheduling and payroll

Digital transformation is as essential a pursuit for small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) as enterprises, if not more so. It's also expensive, a challenge Synerion North America Inc. would like to help them

Published on: August 3rd, 2017 ITBusiness Staff

Trump-induced NAFTA renegotiations could be a boon for online businesses, eBay says

Donald Trump's protectionist rhetoric over the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) - which in the past he threatened to "rip up" and called "the worst trade deal in history" - could deliver

Published on: July 18th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

Yellow Pages to help accelerate SMBs’ digital transformation with MyTime

It's about to become a lot easier for Canadian small- and medium-sized business (SMB) owners to implement online booking and payment support. Montreal, Quebec-based Yellow Pages Group announced Tuesday that it has secured

Published on: July 5th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

PayPal and Canada Post partnership launches integrated payment and shipping solution

Anyone who’s ever sold something online knows how painful the process can be: from receiving the order, to manually calculating and writing the label, and finally, visiting a Canada Post location to drop

Published on: June 5th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Canadian SMBs not adopting e-commerce and suffering because of it: PayPal

Canadians are generally known for being more conservative when it comes to trusting and adopting new technology, but a new study by Ipsos and commissioned by PayPal Canada reveals just how far behind

Published on: May 30th, 2017 Mandy Kovacs

Literal printed electronics: How Voltera helps component manufacturers quickly test new products

TORONTO - Voltera Inc. CEO Alroy Almeida knows how frustrating it can be for manufacturers to build and test new components. It's what led him and three friends to found their company in

Published on: May 25th, 2017 Eric Emin Wood

How devs can build both an app and mobile-friendly website for your business [infographic]

Businesses that haven't yet joined the mobile revolution because they aren't sure whether a mobile app, mobile-friendly website, or combination of the two will best serve their needs without breaking their budget have

Published on: May 23rd, 2017 Eric Emin Wood