Local merchants await you with open arms on Small Business Saturday

A woman walked into Bloomsbury Lane Toy Shoppe in Lancaster last Christmas, almost in tears. She had spent several hours wandering aimlessly through a big box store, trying to find presents for children on her list. She had gotten nowhere and was feeling overwhelmed. Crystal Newman welcomed the woman into […]

10 Super Cool Gifts to Buy Online on Small Business Saturday

Although mass-marketed Black Friday deals tend to hog all of the attention, you should really make note of the great gifts on sale for Small Business Saturday 2017. You might be wondering, just what is Small Business Saturday, anyway? Small Business Saturday was actually first conceived in 2010 by credit card company American […]

Palmerston North’s small business owners worried by minimum wage jump

Palmerston North’s small-business owners are warning they’ll need to make lay-offs and hike prices to survive a hefty minimum-wage increase. The incoming Labour-led coalition Government plans to increase the hourly rate incrementally over the next three years to $20 an hour – a 27 per cent increase from the current […]

Small business hiring actually held up pretty well considering the devastating hurricanes

Small business hiring fell slightly in October in the wake of devastating Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, human resources firm Paychex said Tuesday. Paychex also said national hourly earnings for the month were an average $26.07, a gain of 2.91 percent, or 74 cents, year over year. “We’re seeing wage increases […]

uReport: Woodbridge business uses Latin dance to make excercise fun

At LatinFit Fusion, they believe in finding the pleasurable side of fitness even though there may be a sore muscle or two. The unique program helps burn calories, boost metabolism and improve overall health, all while enjoying a variety of Latin dances, including salsa, tango, bachata and cha-cha. Through the […]

How AI Tech Is Changing Small Business Marketing And Customer Service

Whether you realize it or not, artificial intelligence has become a ubiquitous part of our lives. Companies large and small are embracing the opportunity to achieve more and set bigger goals by using AI. Solid proof of this embrace can be seen in CRM giant Salesforce, which embeds AI into its leading […]

Rosenberg: Proposed small business tax changes ‘make no sense’

Rosenberg: Proposed small business tax changes ‘make no sense’ Rosenberg: Ottawa’s tax reform to set off the perfect storm The federal government’s proposed changes to taxes for private corporations “make no sense” and will increase the chances of a Canadian recession, according to Gluskin Sheff Chief Economist David Rosenberg. “The […]