The Importance of Cybersecurity in Your Small Business

Cybersecurity is a major concern for today’s small businesses. But that doesn’t mean that all small businesses have to approach cybersecurity in the same way. Small Business Trends caught up with Michael Kaisser of the National Cyber Security Alliance at Nasdaq MarketSite in New York City’s Times Square to discuss how small businesses can make sense of all the complicated cybersecur [...]

29 November 2017

UPS Adds Surcharge for Packages Set to Arrive the Week Before Christmas

UPS (NYSE:UPS) is adding an extra surcharge for packages shipped to homes between December 17 and 23 this year. The cost, which includes a 27-cent charge for ground packages, 81 cents for next-day air and 97 cents for two- or three-day delivery, could make a major impact on ecommerce retailers during the holiday season. Obviously, that period of time is exceptionally popular for online sh [...]

29 November 2017

Intuit, Shopify Unveil New Features and Innovations

The tools and services you use to run your small business can make a huge impact. Intuit and Shopify are both popular service providers for small businesses. And this week, both announced new features and innovations that could make some small business operations easier. You can read about those updates and more below in this week’s Small Business Trends news and information roundup.Re [...]

25 November 2017

The Power of the Team When Starting Your Business

Starting a small business doesn’t mean you have to start with a small idea. In fact, starting with a big idea can actually lead to more success than going with a series of smaller steps or goals. Small Business Trends spoke with Hadi Partovi of Code.org about this subject at Dreamforce 2017 in San Francisco. Code.org is a non-profit that works to expand access to computer science educat [...]

24 November 2017

Master Your Holiday Email Marketing Campaigns With These Eight Tips

Halloween is in the rear-view mirror, and Thanksgiving is just ahead. It's official: The holiday season, for brands both online and off, is off and running. It's a high-risk, high-reward period, and standing out from the competition may be the difference between financial success and failure for the year. For many organizations, that means getting a lot of messages out to a lot of recip [...]

24 November 2017

How Mitzi Perdue Recommends Passing Your Business to the Next Generation

About 70 percent of family businesses never make it past the first generation. Mitzi Perdue is uniquely familiar with the challenges of passing on a family business. Perdue was born into the family that created Sheraton Hotels and then married into the family behind Perdue Chicken. Because of this expertise, Perdue recently wrote a book specifically about family business ownership, called [...]

23 November 2017

Haider-Moranis Bulletin: Why you'll be waiting a long time for family-sized condos

It’s a frequent refrain from young condo-dwellers looking to upsize or start a family without fleeing to the suburbs: Why aren’t there more large units  downtown?A recent report by the City Building Institute (CBI) at Ryerson University and a survey by Environics Research both highlighted the need for three-bedroom units in Toronto, arguing that developers an [...]

23 November 2017

Canada’s comeback and the skills challenge: what we need for growth

Like other G7 countries around the world, Canada has experienced years of stagnant growth since the 2008 global financial crisis. But, as the international economy improves, it appears Canada is not only ready for a comeback, it is poised to outpace the growth of the other nations.Unlike economic upturns in the past, it won’t be traditional infrastructure spending, natural resource dev [...]

20 November 2017

Let’s not miss our chance: what Canada needs to do to secure its AI moment

Recent headlines suggest that Canada is destined to become a global leader in taking artificial intelligence to the next level. If you were to believe all the media hype, it would be simple to imagine AI becoming known world-wide as a distinctly Canadian export.This optimism is not unfounded. Canada is home to many of contemporary AI’s “godfathers.”  We have — and continue t [...]

20 November 2017

Mobile App Development Trends to Continue in 2017

Smartphones and mobiles are an integral part of your everyday existence. Every aspect of your life is integrated with your smartphone or mobile and you simply cannot do without it. You wake up every morning thanks to the morning alarm set on your smartphone. You connect with friends, listen to music, read online news, visit social media platforms, watch videos, and read your emails or eve [...]

18 November 2017

With $18.8B deal, Brookfield doubles down on the mall

Brookfield Property Partners L.P.’s $18.8-billion bid for the portion U.S. mall operator GGP Inc. that it doesn’t already own is underscoring the firm’s belief that brick-and-mortar retail isn’t dead — it may just need to broaden its horizons.Toronto-based Brookfield, the real estate arm of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., already owns 34 per cent of GGP. It confirmed Monday t [...]

17 November 2017

The myth of the hot IPO: Why investors need to be wary of initial public offerings

Investment lore tells us that “there’s gold in them there hills,” when it comes to initial public offerings of stocks. Surely everyone has heard stories of those fortunate enough to “get in on the ground floor” of a McDonalds, Apple or Dollarama and the countless number of times those stocks have multiplied since then. Faced with tales of eye-popping returns like these, it’s [...]

17 November 2017

The T-Mobile REVVL Plus Combines Features with Competitive Pricing for Business

The T-Mobile REVVL Plus has been released three months after the company launched the budget-friendly REVVL line. The addition of the plus is going to give T-Mobile (NASDAQ:TMUS) customers a bigger screen, battery, and a price increase of $75. At $200 the REVVL Plus is entering a segment with a lot of competition. However, T-Mobile is offering the phone with its JUMP! or Equipment Install [...]

16 November 2017