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.CA domain or .com…or both – what’s best for your business?

What if you could influence how customers perceive and discover your website…with the letters that go to the right of the dot in your domain name?
We’re talking, of course, about top-level domains (TLDs), which sometimes get overlooked and misunderstood.
We’re going to show you how picking the right TLD for your business’ website can help you reach your desired audience, get ranked higher by search engines—and even be seen as more trustworthy.
.CA domain or .com…or both – what’s best for your business?

Going global with Amazon Ads: The ultimate guide to multi-country advertising

There are shoppers around the world—right this second—looking for products just like yours. So why not help get your brand in front of them?
Canadian sellers sold almost 100 million products to Amazon customers in 2021 – that’s over 200 products per minute[i]. With more customers shopping online than ever before, now could be the right time to focus on reaching shoppers around the world. If you are looking to help increase the visibility of your brand to grow your sales globally, then multi-country advertising may be the solution you’re looking for.
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CDAP is a Piece of Cake

At a time when so many small and medium sized businesses across the country are finding it increasingly challenging to stay afloat, the federal government have extended a life line – but it’s one that few business owners actually have in their sights.
I first heard about the Canada Digital Adoption Program (CDAP) as our nation emerged from the depths of COVID into the “new normal,” and I immediately recognized the positive impact it could have on thousands of businesses who (barely) made it through the pandemic or were emerging from it.

Business Woman of the Month

Pioneering Clean Energy Solutions and Empowering Women in STEM

There’s a lot of in-depth contemplation and a wider hue & cry on the significance of emotional intelligence in the realm of business conduction. And this is why you need experts like Angela Podolsky, who stand out as a beacon of expertise in the realm of non-verbal communication. As the founder and CEO of Kinesics Consulting, she has meticulously created a platform that enables professionals at all levels of the corporate hierarchy to utilize body language and non-verbal cues for exceptional success.
The CanadianSME Business Magazine has decided to honour her with the esteemed title of Business Woman of the Month for its December edition. This comes in light of her immense contributions to the business community in Canada, and we admire her resilience and strength.

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Get to Know More on Grants

Explore this section for a range of grants, financial assistance, and opportunities tailored for small to midsize businesses in Mississauga and the Greater Toronto Area.

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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.
Amidst advice on navigating financial challenges, Don emphasizes the importance of thorough planning, leveraging digital tools, and seeking expert advice, recommending entrepreneurs to explore RBC’s Starting a Business online hub for resources.

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Empowering Canadian Small & Medium Enterprises.

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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CanadianSME is the premier and most relevant platform for SMEs in Canada. We highlight growing businesses and thought leaders with a
strong focus on innovation, growth, and marketing to generate the results you believe you are capable of.

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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.

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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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