5 Small Business Owners on The Good, The Bad & The Ugly of Entrepreneurship

Small Business Owners discuss The Good, The Bad & the Ugly of entrepreneurship

Last night I had the honour of attending the Edmonton YWCA Women of Distinction Awards gala with my dear friend, entrepreneurial mentor and follow small business owner, Mariana Konsolos. So I decided today would be a good day to air …Continue Reading →

What’s Harder: Climbing Everest or Selling Online?

Jamie Clarke, co-founder of Calgary-based LiveOutThere.com, is an optimist. Only an optimist would create a career of being a “Professional Adventurer”, and, some would argue, only optimists throw themselves head first into selling online in Canada. Canada: A Land of eCommerce …Continue Reading →

Another Canadian Contender to the Zappos Throne

The average Canadian woman, according to today’s interview guest, buys 12 pairs of shoes a year. I’m not a shoe fetishist, but if I didn’t have a toe injury that prevents me from wearing sexy heels, I just might join them! …Continue Reading →

How to Cut Costs & Up Order Sizes: Ecommerce Trends in Order Fulfillment

Ecommerce Trends in Order Fulfillment

Once upon a time, there were warehouses. The warehouses shipped products to stores. Customers bought products at those stores and brought them home. Many years later, warehouses and stores started to merge, and turned into big-box retailers, like IKEA and Home …Continue Reading →

Electronic Geek Store Selling Jewelry?! Online Shopping Goes to the Mall

The Shopping Mall is Dead. Long Live the Online Mall! OK, so physical shopping malls aren’t quite dead yet, but it is interesting to see how the online e-commerce world is moving towards a shopping mall model. First was the granddaddy …Continue Reading →

From Bricks ‘n Mortar to Online Store Success (& More From Dx3 2014)

Successful online store entrepreneur, Ben Burmaster (& crew)

Today we’ve got two interviews about new online store happenings, from the recent Dx3 conference in Toronto. The first is with Ben Burmaster, who has grown SnuggleBugz from a bricks and mortar retail store to one of Canada’s top online retail successes. The …Continue Reading →

What Makes Shoppers Click & Buy? [infographic]

I generally hate long, skinny infographics, but this one has lots of good digital media and e-commerce statistics in it. I also have a complete source list for all of the statistics cited, and will happily provide them to anyone …Continue Reading →