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 invest just 60% per employee in this area compared with their U.S. peers. The good news is that it has never been easier for smaller businesses to make the most of technology.
To help, the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) has developed a series of FREE tools designed especially for entrepreneurs.
Website Assessment—Improve your site’s performance by using BDC’s easy website assessment tool. Get professional feedback on up to 5 pages of your website and receive a personalized PDF report instantly.
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Assessment—Take an online technology assessment and you’ll receive a free personalized report identifying and prioritizing areas needing improvement to optimize your company’s performance.
Social Media eBook—Join the thousands of Canadian entrepreneurs who have already benefited from BDC’s comprehensive eBook—Social Media: A guide for entrepreneurs. Learn everything you need to get started in social media or take your efforts to the next level.
Profiting from Technology—Get your step-by-step guide to selecting and implementing the right technology for your company. Discover how even modest technology investments can make a tremendous impact on your bottom line.
When you’re ready to invest in technology, BDC offers financing that can be used to purchase software, hardware and consulting services. To learn more about BDC’s free technology tools and find more advice and resources, visit the Smart Tech section at bdc.ca/smarttech.