Telus awards $100,000 grant to business that stinks, literally

Livestock Water Recycling Inc., a company based in Calgary, A.B., has won $100,000 in a contest dedicated to small businesses overcoming challenges. With a Web site describing the company as "having a passion

Published on: September 27th, 2013 Candice So

Business Software Alliance settles with Quebec company over software licence dispute

The Business Software Alliance (BSA) has settled out-of-court with a Quebec company, reaching a settlement over litigation for copyright infringement. In an press release dated Sept. 10, the BSA said it first contacted

Published on: September 25th, 2013 Candice So

Payday lender 247 Moneybox enters Canada, analyzes data to provide loans

Canada is getting a newcomer in the payday lending space, one that says it wants to shake up the consumer financing space with data analytics. On Aug. 22, London-based payday lender Active Securities

Published on: September 19th, 2013 Candice So

Alertly offers DIY security to SMBs

For people who want peace of mind for their car, home, or office while they’re away, Canadian security startup Alertly is building a solution for that – and to finance it, it’s launching

Published on: September 18th, 2013 Candice So

#BeCASLReady – An ITBusiness.ca Twitter chat roundup

With Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) slated to go into force soon, businesses will no longer be able to send commercial electronic messages like emails and text messages to their customers, unless they have

Published on: September 11th, 2013 Candice So

AVG gives resellers a dashboard to serve SMBs

Managed service providers (MSPs) and resellers using anti-virus company AVG Technologies will now be able to use one unified dashboard to serve small business customers. In a press briefing in New York on

Published on: September 6th, 2013 Candice So

AVG announces new product line, focuses on mobile and privacy

Anti-virus solutions provider AVG Technologies has launched a new product line, rolling out updated versions of its anti-virus software for consumers as well as small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). On Sept. 4, the

Published on: September 5th, 2013 Candice So

Wave looking for SMBs to test its mobile payment app

Everyone’s been talking about mobile payments, but for something that’s supposed to be such a hot topic, not a lot of people are using them. But if you’re running a small business, and

Published on: August 27th, 2013 Candice So

Payment platform and e-commerce services, in one SMB-sized package

E-commerce may have just gotten a little easier for small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs), as Sage North America announced today it was partnering up with Yola Inc., a South African company employing about

Published on: August 23rd, 2013 Candice So

Four possible future outcomes of digital marketing

With all of the emails, texts, and social media posts going into digital marketing everyday, consumers may be suffering from marketing fatigue – and your business’ marketing strategies may be to blame. That’s

Published on: August 20th, 2013 Candice So

XO Communications deploys Canada-US high bandwidth data pipeline

XO Communications will be expanding its high-speed network services across all of Canada, the U.S.-based network provider announced today. While XO first moved into Canada in October 2012, its initial foray into the

Published on: August 20th, 2013 Candice So

Ontario vendor bringing solar-powered laptop to Africa

A London, Ont.-based company is hoping its take on a solar-powered, water-resistant laptop will give Africans a new computing solution. Launching Tuesday in Accra, Ghana, WeWi Telecommunications Inc.’s laptop is designed to be

Published on: August 19th, 2013 Candice So

Competing globally as a small business? You’ll need IT

When Bashir Rahemtulla opened his forensic accounting business 16 years ago, he knew he had to pitch his company, Intelysis Corp., as a global firm, ready to move from one country to the

Published on: August 19th, 2013 Candice So

Vidyard adds HootSuite hookup to its video marketing integration powers

Canadian video-hosting company Vidyard Inc. has launched a new app that meshes with HootSuite Inc., allowing businesses to connect their videos with social media. Vidyard, based in the Waterloo-Kitchener region of Ontario, announced

Published on: August 15th, 2013 Candice So