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Archive for October, 2005

Trade-marks Database Tutorial

Monday, October 31st, 2005

We recently recieved this email from The Canadian Intellectual Property Office:
A new tool to help entrepreneurs make better business decisions! The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is pleased to announce the launch of the Trade-marks Database tutorial for entrepreneurs. This new e-learning tool explains the importance of trade-marks information, the content of the database and […]

Should You Build Your Own Site?

Friday, October 28th, 2005

A threshold decision for small-business owners is whether to create your own Web site or to hire it done by professionals. So why pay someone to do what you are entirely capable of doing?
To decide, answer these questions:
- Do I have the ability to create a professional looking and adequately functioning Web site?
- Do I […]

Market Your Business on the Web

Thursday, October 27th, 2005

The Web is an inexpensive way to boost your bottom line through marketing. Web sites are rapidly becoming the 21st centuries business card, brochure, catalog, customer-service center and marketing department rolled into one.
A Web site is not the only place to conduct your business. But it can provide two essential business functions: identity and service.
A […]

Canadians comfortable with money on the Internet

Wednesday, October 26th, 2005 reports that Canadians rank 1st in online banking worldwide at 40% participation. Our net savvy citizens have proven that they are ready and willing to use the internet to expedite everyday tasks, so small businesses should take note.

Attention to detail pays

Friday, October 21st, 2005

Spending just five minutes in a small business establishment will reveal one very large variation from big business: you actually exist! Woudn’t it be nice if small business owners took the same kind of care when implementing e-business practices.

Marketing 101

Wednesday, October 19th, 2005

If there is any one theme, from High School English, that may help you cope with your marketing woes, it could be this: Appearances can be deceiving. Whether we are talking about video games, or Vespa scooters, quick assumptions about your target market may leave you scratching your head.

Supply Chain Management a vein of E-Business

Friday, October 14th, 2005

Supply Chain Management has long been brewing as one of the hot topics in business. Some, such as Walmart, seem to be doing it right, but can small businesses acheive a comparable level of coordination?

To ERP or not to ERP

Friday, October 14th, 2005

In the old days, ERP software was a solution that only large companies with an IT staff could afford to implement. Today, thanks to innovation and demand, small business can reap some of the same benefits without going broke.

WiFi and a smoothie?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2005

An Edmonton Booster Juice location offers free WiFi internet access to their customers. Is free wireless internet the next marketing buzz for the connected?

Banking in US currencies for E-Exports

Thursday, October 6th, 2005

Clients who plan to sell to Canadian and US customers on-line will have to organize their banking accordingly. It is not possible to have an account that receives deposits in both currencies. This is not necessarily a function of any ‘law’ per say, but is standard banking practice.