For small business owners looking to connect with other SMEs to build beneficial partnerships, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) has launched a national online directory for SMBs. With assistance from Interac Association, Shopsmallbiz.ca has been designed to help Canadian small business owners connect with consumers and other businesses searching for local deals.
The US economic recovery is good news for its northern neighbor, most especially for the province of Quebec. The province's export market is projected to grow by 8% in 2013 and 6% in 2014, which is great news for local manufacturers and truckers.
Every business experiences seasonal peaks and valleys throughout the year. It may seem natural to some to spend marketing dollars during the off season to increase sales but what about when business is booming? How much better could the peak be with the appropriate resources? Proper planning will help your organization make the lows easier and the highs higher.