Articles by Tessa Anaya

Tessa is a Content Analyst for GetApp, delivering software-related insights to local SMEs. She was featured in the Globe and Mail, La Presse, the Financial Post, and Yahoo.

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Digital trends for Canadian SMEs in 2022

Published on 11/15/2022 by Tessa Anaya

A company’s digital presence is an ever-evolving project, and the last two years have been anything but static. To find out how the pandemic has affected digital initiatives, and how the landscape might look in 2023, we surveyed nearly 300 employees at Canadian small to midsize enterprises (SMEs). Continue Reading

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What is holacracy and how can it help SMEs?

Published on 6/9/2022 by Tessa Anaya

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. Continue Reading

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The top Canadian technology trends for 2022

Published on 11/4/2021 by Tessa Anaya

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.  Continue Reading

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A guide to low-code platforms for SMEs

Published on 10/19/2021 by Tessa Anaya and Quirine Storm van Leeuwen

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,... Continue Reading

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Implementing diversity in HR: rising to the 50 – 30 Challenge

Published on 10/14/2021 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading

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Green marketing: 5 sustainable trends for your SME

Published on 8/24/2021 by Tessa Anaya and Caroline Rousseau

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... Continue Reading

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How to build a tech stack for your restaurant or bar

Published on 8/5/2021 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading

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A checklist for securing startup funding in Canada

Published on 7/28/2021 by Tessa Anaya

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... Continue Reading