Category: Technology

Do you have a smartphone or tablet you would like to use more effectively in your business? Here is a collection of 8 mobile apps that can help you whether you are in the office or on the go. SquareWant to turn your smartphone or tablet into a mobile cash register? Square lets users take […]

The million dollar question that I get asked almost daily is: “How can I start ranking higher on Google?” Google is actually very specific about what it wants from business owners: the consistent creation of highly relevant and interesting multimedia content that can be quickly and easily indexed for ranking purposes. Here are my top […]

In continuation of my earlier blog on some key resources for small businesses in BC, below are a few more important ones: Canadian Federation of Independent Business An advocacy group for small businesses on topics such as taxation and reducing regulatory burdens on business. There are more than 109,000 member businesses across the country. Members […]

A recurring theme in consultations and surveys of business owners conducted in my various roles with such organizations as the Small Business Roundtable of BC is that business owners don’t know what they don’t know. In light of this, I have compiled some key resources that I feel all business owners should know about. Small […]

In today’s competitive business world, it’s essential for entrepreneurs to use more technology and to learn to use it better. Technology can not only boost sales, increase productivity and improve management control but also provide an essential platform for business innovation of all kinds, including the development of new products and services. Yet, Canadian businesses […]

Here is a business technology travel checklist to keep you connected on the road: Power adapters: Canada and the U.S. are on a 120-volt system, but most countries aren’t. Check en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country and make sure you get an adapter for your destination. Most kits come with multiple adapters, so you can buy one kit and use […]

Brand protection has become increasingly complex. Every brand should have an online presence, so for Canadian businesses, at least the .com and .ca domain names should be protected. Read more about What Domains Canadian Small Businesses Should Have. With social media, brand protection became even more complicated. Whether a business is fully engaged on social […]

Small businesses don’t have the budget or luxury to buy expensive licenses for all the tools and software they need. With that in mind, here are 10 free productivity tools and software. Some are available through open source, GNU general public license or beta versions and others have offered a “freemium” model that offers users […]

Many business owners lose their domain and website to people they thought were trustworthy rather than to an outside hacker. A common story here is a dispute with a web designer who the company owner hired or a fired employee. Essentially, the relationship goes sour and the domain name’s registration and access to the website […]