Category Archives: Micro Enterprise

Bitcoin for your Small Business

 

By Ian Ross

Small business and part time business owners are used to being flexible in how they are compensated for their wares.  The rise of Bitcoin has attracted a lot of press and if not already offering it as a way for customers to pay, you may be considering it — especially if it can be done easily, securely and with minimal cost or risk to yourself.

Email Marketing in Canada – Small Businesses and CASL

By Ian Ross

If you do business online with Canadians, you need to keep the country’s recent CASL legislation in mind.  You may have heard of it – or even attended the odd web seminar – but many still are clueless about the law, largely because it goes significantly beyond the norms of email opt-in compliance that are the standard in most other countries.  With small and microbusinesses relying so heavily on email marketing, it’s wise to pay attention.

5 Tips when Moving to your First Office

By Ian Ross

If you’re home-based now, you may yet find yourself compelled to look to leasing small office space outside your home. There are only so many hours in the day within which to house your complete productivity, and you may consider trading off the time spent on a short commute for the benefits of fewer distractions and hours spent in a dedicated work environment outside your personal walls.

Chinese Banks courting Microbusinesses

Businesses along a street in China.

Small and microbusinesses are becoming more sought after by Chinese banks as they attempt to build their business base, reports China Daily.   With competition increasing, this strategic shift is now becoming in vogue, especially with smaller or newer banks.

The term “client sinking” is the new parlance, meaning that rather than nurturing high-profile large companies, the industry is looking to medium, small and micro businesses, said Ba Shusong, a banking expert with the Development Research Center under the State Council, China’s cabinet.

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