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Archive for the 'E-Business Basics' Category

Seminar 2 - Entre Corp

Monday, September 11th, 2006

This session covers legal issues around software development, including end user license agreements, Internet and ISP regulation in Canada, domain name resolution on the internet, and Copyright, trademark, and patent issues. Plus, how PIPEDA affects your business, Employee privacy laws, and non-compete agreements.

The Fall Season of E-Business Training at the E-Future Centre and The ELC

Monday, August 28th, 2006

Our Fall season of seminars and brown bag presentations is right around the corner. This fall we will be offering a series of quick-to-learn quick-to-use seminars that will help you get the most out of the use of e-business in your business.

Does Every Business Need A Website?

Tuesday, August 8th, 2006

The short answer is no, not every business needs a website. However, the large majority of small and medium sized enterprises can benefit greatly by having a website. The website could be for e-commerce (selling product or service online) but it can just be used for marketing purposes.

Search Engine Tips

Friday, July 14th, 2006

Approximately 65% of Canadians use Google to find websites. It is always great to find the site you want on your first search and there are documents that will help you search better. Gaining more experience with search engines will better equip you to search engine optimize your e-business website.

VoIP For E-Business

Friday, June 9th, 2006

VoIP is becoming more popular, there are TV commercials and banner ads on web sites promoting it, but what is it?
VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol, simply speaking “talking over the Internet”.

GST/HST Change

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

This is the third e-business blog that deals with GST (HST) reduction on July 1, 2006. The GST change is rapidly approaching and the Canadian Federation of Independent Business has a pdf document called “GST/HST Rate Reduction: Checklist for Small Business“. This document has a very useful checklist to small or medium sized enterprise it will answer your question “Is your business ready for the GST/HST Rate Reduction?”
In addition to the checklist there are some general transition rules which answer most of the questions surrounding the GST/HST change.

2006 Online Sales Projections

Friday, May 26th, 2006

Online sales (ecommerce) projections for 2006 are predicted at $211.4 billion vs. 2005 $176.4 billion. Study (2006). “Online Sales to Surpass $200 Billion This Year, According to Study “. Retrieved May 23, 2006, the press release discuses the increasing trend in online sale. The study explains the breakdown ecommerce sales by general category and discuses how consumers buying process when making a purchases.

GST Change Is Your Sales Software Adaptable

Thursday, May 18th, 2006

Federal government of Canada is proposing that the GST (Goods and Services Tax) will be reduced from 7% to 6% on July 1, 2006. It is uncertain if this change will happen but if it does happen it will affect nearly all small and medium sized businesses. Make sure your business is prepared by checking to see if your current business processes are adaptable.

Chargebacks For eBusiness

Friday, May 5th, 2006

Accepting online payments makes ecommerce risky for fraudulent chargebacks. History shows that ebusinesses are usually on the losing end of chargebacks. “Web merchants fight costs of fraud” explains some of the ways ebusinesses have protected themselves and how the credit card companies will impact the situation.

Student Connections Drop-in Day

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2006

University of Alberta Student Connections will be hosting two free drop-in sessions on Wednesday and Friday of this week.

The schedule for this monthly event is as follows:

Wednesday May 3rd
1PM - Using and Configuring E-mail
2PM - Search Engine Optimization
3PM - Information Security