Ontario telecom company partners with Cisco to launch Hosted Voice with Webex

Beanfield Metroconnect has partnered with Cisco to launch Hosted Voice with WebEx, a cloud-based all-in-one collaboration experience, to provide a geo-redundant, carrier-class BroadWorks backend along with WebEx's cloud collaboration infrastructure. The partnership marries

Published on: July 8th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Amazon launches IP Accelerator program in Canada to help SMBs protect their brands 

This morning, Amazon announced the launch of its Intellectual Property (IP) Accelerator program in Canada to help small and medium-sized (SMBs) businesses across the country secure a trademark and protect their brands both

Published on: April 26th, 2021 Pragya Sehgal

Cisco survey: Accelerated digitization of Canadian SMBs could add $70B to country’s GDP by 2024

According to a new study, Canadian small businesses' continued push into the digital realm could do wonders for Canada's economy. The increased digitization within Canadian small businesses can add CA$70 billion to the

Published on: October 21st, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

Mastercard to provide free cybersecurity assessments to small Canadian businesses

RiskRecon, a Mastercard company, is offering free cybersecurity tools to help small Canadian businesses with up to 100 employees through December 31, 2020 to help them protect their IT infrastructure during the ongoing

Published on: May 13th, 2020 Pragya Sehgal

ADP, Toronto startup bring employment law insights to HR with AI-powered tool

ADP Canada is partnering with Toronto-based software startup Blue J Legal to bring its artificial intelligence technology to ADP's HR Assist product for small and medium businesses (SMBs). Blue J Legal's technology, combined

Published on: January 10th, 2019 Meagan Simpson

Google launches ‘Google Guaranteed’ businesses in Toronto and Vancouver

Today, Google is looking to give small businesses in Toronto and Vancouver a new way to reach local customers with its money-back, 'Google Guaranteed' ads platform. Local Services is a new type of Google ad,

Published on: December 4th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

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