Most businesses today automatically turn to the traditional hierarchical organizational structure, but what about those that are interested in a different way of working? In this article we explore the meaning of holacracy and see how the holacractic structure compares to others. What we will cover There are as many ways to manage a business … Continue Reading

Today, SMEs face all kinds of risks on a day-to-day basis so it’s important to carry out risk identification and assessment. In this article, we’ll explore the basics of risk management and the range of tools available to help SMEs mitigate risk. In this article Entrepreneurs who found small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are no … Continue Reading

With offices starting to re-open after COVID-19 restrictions, effectively managing office spaces and real estate assets may get challenging for businesses whilst keeping social distancing norms in mind. This article will talk about the top five office space software and their key features which small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) can use to make an informed … Continue Reading

As the eCommerce sector continues to grow, more and more businesses are taking their business online. In this article, we explore the software options for building the perfect technology stack for your online store. In this article eCommerce has never been more popular. Although it was a staple arm of the retail industry before the … Continue Reading

Natural language processing technology (NLP) can be found in your word processor, Amazon’s Alexa, and other platforms you may use regularly. In this article, we explain how NLP and SEO can work together. In this article Search engine optimization (SEO) is a vital marketing tool for any small to midsize enterprise (SME) today. Millions of … Continue Reading

Blockchain technology may become an important part of the technology landscape. This article explains exactly how blockchain works and its implications for small businesses. In this article Small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) ideally should have a critical set of tools to help them manage day-to-day operations. This includes cybersecurity software, productivity software, and accounting software, … Continue Reading

With the rapid growth of technology trends in the retail industry, many SMEs are wondering about the future of retail. To help businesses evaluate the usefulness of these trends, we’ve examined consumer sentiments regarding recent shopping trends such as SMS marketing and eCommerce options.  What we will cover While online grocery shopping initially surged due … Continue Reading

With the growth of online grocery shopping, retail businesses are investigating new technologies and ways to shop. For companies considering innovative eCommerce tools, we’ve examined consumer sentiments regarding features like checkout-less stores and cashier-free checkouts.  What we will cover Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, online grocery shopping has seen a significant boom. The … Continue Reading

Nonprofit customer relationship management (CRM) software can help streamline the operations of nonprofits in many different ways. Discover the best nonprofit software and most useful tools for your organization.  What we will cover With nonprofit CRM, charities and nonprofits can keep an eagle eye on their community. Whether connecting with donors, volunteers, or people in … Continue Reading

This article highlights the features, phases of implementation, and benefits of coworking management software for companies —particularly small to midsize enterprises (SMEs)— that could potentially help increase productivity. In this article The world may be moving towards a hybrid work model, especially after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. In fact —according to a report … Continue Reading

Construction could potentially be the backbone of Canada’s economic growth, and should ideally be planned using a suitable strategy. According to Randstad Canada, “The construction sector is a massive industry in Canada, employing approximately 1.2 million men and women, or approximately 7% of the Canadian workforce.” With the growing need for housing and infrastructure, general contractors … Continue Reading

Paper has been overshadowed since the use of digital systems took over the business world. These digital systems provide convenience and immediacy that other formats can’t offer. However, to validate and authenticate digital documents, a cryptographic system is necessary, especially for legally binding documents. Out of all of the types of electronic signatures, digital signatures … Continue Reading

Managing multiple campaign promotions and client and donor outreach tasks could potentially become challenging for non profit organizations with limited budgets. Further —to support businesses— the Government of Canada has announced the recent launch of the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) for small to midsize enterprises (SMEs). However, could it also benefit non profit organizations? … Continue Reading

As the world becomes increasingly digital, small businesses are feeling the pressure to adopt new technologies. The COVID-19 pandemic has also had a large influence on the digitalization trends of SMEs. With the growing demand for digital businesses, the government of Canada has launched the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP), investing $4 billion in plans … Continue Reading

During the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses in Canada have proved that investing in workplace technology makes a business more resilient. As SMEs continue aiming to build businesses that can adapt to changes in the market, they are wondering which tech trends will be the most beneficial in 2022.  To help small businesses predict the smartest ways … Continue Reading

Low-code platforms and applications are on the rise — and it looks like they’re here to stay. Research by Gartner shows that by 2025, 70% of new applications developed by enterprises will be created using low code or no code technologies (full report available to subscribers). But what exactly is a low code platform, and … Continue Reading

Diversity has become highly prioritized over the last year thanks to movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo. Professional leaders and the Canadian government have increased efforts to address the systemic racism that places Black, female, LGBTQ2, indigenous, and other minority communities at a disadvantage in the corporate world. The 50 – 30 Challenge is one … Continue Reading

Canada has suffered several cyberattacks in the recent past. On top of that, the pandemic has pushed companies to take most of their business online, which makes them susceptible to increased cyberattacks and data breaches. Last year, about 61,000 small to midsized enterprises (SMEs) fell victim to cyberfraud according to a survey conducted by the … Continue Reading

As the world faces the mounting challenges of climate change, Canadians have shown concern about the balance between economic growth and environmental protection. As Canada continues to increase focus on sustainable development efforts (such as those outlined in the government’s Federal Sustainable Development Strategy), small and midsize enterprises (SMEs) are wondering how they can implement … Continue Reading

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, restaurants and bars have had to quickly understand and implement new digital technologies. Some chains already used common tools like restaurant management software, as well as point-of-sale, accounting, and payment processing software. Here we examine some of the new tools and restaurant tech that are helping them remain competitive. The … Continue Reading

Sifting through the abundant startup funding Canada has to offer can be overwhelming for burgeoning startups with limited resources. Canada’s many grant opportunities are one reason the nation was named the fourth-best global startup ecosystem by StartupBlink. While it may demand comprehensive research and an administrative approach, applying for grants is a great strategy to … Continue Reading

Since the earliest days of the computer, user authentication has been an ongoing challenge for designers. How does a system ensure that the person sitting behind the device really is who they say they are? Passwords have long been the standard method of user authentication. But today, biometric techniques such as fingerprints, voice scanning, facial … Continue Reading

Biometrics are the physical characteristics that can be used to digitally identify a person. Examples of such characteristics include fingerprints, faces, retinas, the voice, and DNA, all of which can be used for biometric authentication.  How does biometric authentication work? Healthcare providers and law enforcement have long been interested in biometrics, but as the technology … Continue Reading

Top Canadian Tech Trends for 2021

Published on 2021-02-26 by Zach Capers

To help you better understand the trends affecting companies like yours, we asked 100 small-business leaders throughout Canada about the investments they’re making in new technologies (see our survey methodology at the bottom of page).  In this piece, we’ll tell you all about the top three tech trends business leaders say they’re planning to adopt … Continue Reading

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