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From Local to Global: Unveiling SMEs Digital Transformation with Natasha Walji

In a recent conversation with the CanadianSME Small Business Magazine, Natasha Walji, Managing Director Google Customer Solutions Canada, Google, delved deep into her commitment towards bolstering Canada’s SME ecosystem. Reflecting on her personal connection to SMEs through her parents’ businesses, she passionately champions digital transformation for them, using Google’s AI-powered advertising solutions. Discussing trends, Natasha noted the merging realms of online and in-store shopping, with 92% of Canadians researching online before in-store purchases. The expansive reach of e-commerce has also transformed local retailers into global entities. Speaking on AI in retail, she emphasized how Google’s AI tools, such as Performance Max, enable SMEs to achieve their campaign targets effortlessly.

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Business Woman of the Month

Pioneering Clean Energy Solutions and Empowering Women in STEM

Karen is the President and Founder of KPM Power Inc, a Toronto based company, focused on lithium-ion battery solutions, and specializing in Battery Management Systems. She is an ardent supporter of the advancement and implementation of clean technologies is committed to fueling these initiatives to get to market. 

Karen is a mechanical engineer with over 20 years experience in supply chain and program management. She is also passionate about encouraging and empowering more women and other underrepresented groups in STEM, and supporting initiatives and programs that remove the barriers to affordable food, shelter and education, so that every individual can have the right to focus on reaching their potential.
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RBC’s Take on the Evolving Landscape of Canadian Entrepreneurship

CanadianSME Small Business Magazine recently spoke with Don Ludlow, Vice President of Small Business, Strategy & Partnerships at RBC, about the evolving entrepreneurial landscape amidst economic challenges. Despite these hurdles, RBC’s survey highlights a persistent Canadian spirit of entrepreneurship, with a notable surge in Quebec and among younger generations like Gen Z and Millennials.
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CanadianSME Business Magazine was created through the passion and admiration for entrepreneurs. With SMEs playing such a crucial role in Canada’s business industry and contributing greatly to the economy, CanadianSME was built to provide a much-needed support system for hard-working business owners.

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Corine Sobela’s Journey with AFI Épicerie

CanadianSME Small Business Magazine interviewed Corine Sobela, the visionary owner of AFI Épicerie in Longueuil, Québec, renowned for its African and Island/Caribbean delicacies. Corine detailed her entrepreneurial odyssey leading to the store’s inception and its niche specialization. A proud recipient of the Emerging Black Entrepreneur Award at the Rock My Business Start-Up Awards, she discussed how this accolade and her association with Futurpreneur’s program have influenced her business mindset. Corine has ambitious plans to reinvest the award funds to uplift customer experience, boost AFI Épicerie’s online footprint, and introduce strategies for customer retention. Acknowledging the RBC Foundation’s role in fostering Canadian youth, she emphasized how initiatives like Rock My Business, in tandem with Futurpreneur, are revolutionizing opportunities for budding Canadian entrepreneurs.

LGBTQ+ Businesses

49 Dzine: A Journey of Passion, Inclusivity, and Representation

J. Nathan Rainy, the dynamic Owner and Executive Director of 49 Dzine, opened up about his journey as an LGBTQ entrepreneur. Nathan emphasized his brand’s fervent commitment to celebrating and integrating the LGBTQ community within their operations and the wider industry.

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Canada Business Talks is for the people who keep the vision to alter the business world, and individuals handling small business firms have an impetus. We are talking about business apprentices, small business owners, entrepreneurs, and people looking for proficient guidance and recommendations for running an efficient syndicate.