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In our latest feature, we sat down with Kira Taylor of the Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA) to discuss the digital frontier for Canadian SMEs. With a focus on the importance of a dedicated website over social media reliance, Kira offers actionable advice for businesses looking to solidify their online presence. Her insights into the .CA domain’s role in enhancing credibility and visibility online are invaluable for entrepreneurs navigating the digital landscape.
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The Honourable Rechie Valdez Minister of Small Business

During this Black History Month, and every month, I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate the contributions and achievements of Black entrepreneurs across Canada. Beyond the incredible products and services you are offering as small business owners, you also build on the foundation of vibrant culture for each and every one of your communities.
The pandemic presented a lot of challenges for small business, and highlighted and exacerbated the barriers that Black entrepreneurs face across the country. So in 2020, our government committed $265 million to create Canada’s first ever Black Entrepreneurship Program.
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Last year, small businesses that use Amazon Ads saw 25% of their sales attributed to advertising on average.1 If you’re looking to build your brand on Amazon to drive sales, Amazon Ads solutions can help you tell your story, to the right audiences, at the right times. Your brand, our audiences.

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No brand simply launches into the world as a household name with a rush of orders. This is where brand building comes in. Brand building can help introduce your business—however big or small—to an audience and ensure that it stays top of mind with potential customers on their shopping journeys.

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Forging Success in Black Entrepreneurship

It is with great honor and a profound sense of responsibility that we present to you the February edition of CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, a special issue dedicated to celebrating Black History Month in Canada under the uplifting theme for 2024: “Black Excellence: A Heritage to Celebrate; a Future to Build.” This edition arrives at a time when reflection, celebration, and aspiration converge, marking a moment to acknowledge and honor the remarkable contributions, achievements, and resilience of Black Canadians.
Black History Month serves as a poignant reminder of the indelible impact that Black leaders, thinkers, and innovators have had—and continue to have—on our nation’s fabric. Their stories of perseverance, creativity, and leadership not only shape our past and enrich our present but also ignite the path toward a more inclusive and equitable future.

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Carol Anne Hilton, MBA is the CEO and founder of the Indigenomics Institute and the Global Center of Indigenomics. Carol Anne is a dynamic national Indigenous business leader, author, speaker and senior adviser with an international Masters Degree in Business Management (MBA) from the University of Hertfordshire, England.

Business Woman of the Month: Larissa Crawford

A Journey of Intersectional Impact: Larissa Crawford, Founder of Future Ancestors Services

Larissa Crawford is a remarkable figure in the realm of social entrepreneurship and advocacy, embodying the essence of transformative change. Larissa possesses a rich and diverse identity, drawing from her Métis and Jamaican ancestry, which she passes onto her 7-year-old daughter, Zyra. She excels in various roles, including being a restorative circle keeper and an acclaimed ribbon skirt artist.
However, her true impact lies in her leadership of Future Ancestors Services, a youth-led social enterprise that is reshaping the concepts of equity, climate justice, and anti-racism.
Business Woman of the Month: Larissa Crawford

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Celebrating Black Excellence

Black History Month offers us a unique opportunity to honor the excellence of Black leaders, thinkers, and innovators whose efforts and sacrifices have significantly contributed to the fabric of Canadian society.
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Forging Success in Black Entrepreneurship

I genuinely respect anyone who transforms a dream into a tangible business. Entrepreneurship is not for the faint of heart, especially for Black small business owners as we typically have to navigate more obstacles than our counterparts.
In retrospect, I’ve realized that the journey is just as important as the final destination, and we shouldn’t be afraid to celebrate our wins and relish the memories we make during the process. Kensington Grey was established in 2019, before the pandemic, but our company exponentially grew in the height of COVID-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement.
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Thinking of Increasing Prices to Boost Your Business’ Bottom Line? Ask Yourself 3 Questions

According to the latest BOC Quarterly Outlook Survey, sales growth continues to be a challenge for businesses. “Roughly half of businesses said that their pricing practices are not yet back to normal,” the survey reads. “On balance, firms are still planning to make larger and more frequent price increases than they did before the COVID-19 pandemic.
But they expect to raise their selling prices at a slower rate than in the past 12 months as the pace of increases in their input costs slows.”
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