Recession can have a negative or positive impact on businesses. However, preparing your business to overcome a recession could be an ideal solution to ensure that you do not experience a worrying downturn during an economic collapse. In this article, we will share some tips to help you better prepare your business. … Continue Reading

We will talk about the best freight software for organizations dealing with freight management, logistics, and freight brokering for international and domestic shipments. All the tools listed below have a minimum of 4/5 star overall ratings. … Continue Reading

Our research reveals that consumers in Canada expect companies to protect their data, or cyber privacy, when shopping online. But do their own actions reflect their desire to protect their data? … Continue Reading

Legislators are moving to tighten data protection laws in Canada. This is partially a response to how consumers feel, but how can small to medium enterprises keep up with the changes?  … Continue Reading

A computer comprises many elements of software and hardware, where hardware are physical components while software help make hardware functional. But can they work without each other? In this article, we will look at some examples of hardware and software and explain how they work together. … Continue Reading

Instant, interest-free credit is now available at the checkout of many online stores, but are consumers using it, do they like it, and is it affecting how they shop? We surveyed over 1,000 consumers in Canada to find out. … Continue Reading

It can be hard for small to midsize enterprises (SMEs) to stay on top of eCommerce and payment trends. New technology is constantly changing the sector, so we surveyed over 1,000 consumers in Canada to find out more. … Continue Reading

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

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. … 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 choice about which software to choose. … 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. … 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. … 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. … 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.  … 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.  … 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.  … 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. … 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. … 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 to help companies boost their digital capabilities. … 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.  … 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 why are they becoming so popular? … 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. … 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 Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB). Moreover, due to the impact of targeted ransomware attacks, the average demand for ransom jumped by 33% from Q4 2019 to CA$148,700 in Q1 2020 according to the National Cyber Threat Assessment 2020 by the Canadian Centre for Cyber Security.  … 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 eco-friendly measures in their own operations.  … Continue Reading

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