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Employee-focused tech helps put Golf Town back in the swing of things

With Nudge Rewards app, the company communicates directly with employees through their smartphones


‘Aha’ moment in pitch to Nike took Calgary charitable-giving firm from startup to success

Software company Benevity identified a hunger among large employers for a better system of online charitable giving


How artificial intelligence is transforming the recruitment process

At Monster Canada, AI underpins the firm's new smartphone app - the most convenient way to find a job


Farmers Edge puts precision tech at producer’s fingertips

At the forefront of the agricultural data revolution, this Winnipeg company aims to deliver information that farmers truly need


PointClickCare leads senior sector with ‘cloud first’ approach

When the Mississauga company started in 1999, cloud-based computing was relatively untested. Now, with tech that updates regularly, caregivers can keep up in both clinical and business spheres


How lighting manufacturer Lumenpulse is changing architecture

In 2006, Lumenpulse launched in Montreal with a focus on the future. They saw high-efficiency LED lights as a nanotechnology capable of much bigger things.


Harbour Air transports its business model to coastal cities beyond B.C.

Vancouver to Seattle or Tofino: For the seaplane firm, there seems to be no end of expansion opportunities – even to the English Channel and China


An alternative to word-of-mouth advertising for small businesses

Toronto spin studio 6ix Cycle tried geo-targeting social media ads and found a 2-per-cent growth in usage as a result


What to do when your company reaches the size tipping point

Both products and operations got a technology overhaul when Toronto-based data research company Delvinia grew to 150 employees.


How The Globe and Mail uses data to be more than just a newspaper

Journalism remains the core value proposition of The Globe and Mail, but like any modern, innovative business, great technology is required to deliver customers what they need: timely, engaging, relevant products.



How a Canadian tech firm with clients like MLSE landed in Europe

But Appnovation’s acquisition strategy beat the odds of failure, according to studies, so companies should know what they are getting into before pursuing M&A strategies, experts caution

Five ways companies can help employees through tech disruption

Canadian businesses are focusing their efforts on technological adaptation. But remembering employees’ physical and mental health needs is paramount


League's expansion to offering insurance was a 'bet-the-company' moment

Though it started as an access point to personal wellness services, Mike Serbinis’s company decided to add a new dimension, going up against the traditional health-insurance industry

It doesn’t matter if it’s a good idea if the timing’s not right

Company picked right moment to enter market for helping clients use the cloud.

Five challenges for mid-sized businesses, and how to cope

From cyberattacks to cash-flow concerns, here are five issues SMBs can deal with

Office willed with paper

Swamped in paperwork, Ambient needed a solution

HVAC company’s decision to go digital not only cut the time searching for answers and helped increase sales, but also freed up office space

warehouse of food

DIY logos easy to create with artificial intelligence

Logojoy aimed to create an easy-to-use website that allows customers to make choices through microservices technology

For ad agency, embracing the future comes at a cost, but it’s worth it

The ad agency industry is prone to disruption more than many sectors, as clients migrate online and embrace social media

SPONSOR CONTENT Lighting company Lumenpulse uses space to build a 'living showroom' of innovation

Lumenpulse has designed an office building where interaction happens more naturally.

Why Kobo didn’t focus only on the U.S., home turf of Amazon

Aside from an international e-commerce platform, being Canadian was also a plus for the e-book and e-reader retailer when seeking markets abroad.

Five ways Canadian businesses can hold their own against the giants in e-commerce

PayPal Canada president Paul Parisi offers tips on how to improve customers’ online shopping experience.

How Henry’s cameras and electronics competes with Amazon

Revamping Henry’s e-commerce site resulted in double-digit gains in mobile purchases.

The tech that bumped this small business to mid-sized

How Entripy Custom Clothing went from a one-person basement operation and is now expanding to a 50,000-square-foot facility in Oakville, Ont.

Working flat out but falling behind

Saskatoon-based Superior Cabinets undertook a major turnaround based on technologies to slash inefficiencies.

‘You can’t outspend Google,’ so smaller company Ecobee turns to other strategies

Smart-thermostat company’s focus included remote-sensor capability and flexibility around customers’ needs.

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A digital farmer’s market brings local foods to Ontarians

Food wholesaler Flanagan launches an online e-commerce forum designed to connect small, local food growers directly with purchasing outlets

Technology doesn’t replace a handshake

ABC Recycling, based in Burnaby, B.C., finds that, despite the technological developments in the industry, the trust needed to do business effectively requires a face-to-face approach

Otto robot

SPONSOR CONTENT How robots can even the playing field for small business

Robotics are changing the nature of work overall, but they are also helping to automate some of the world’s dullest, dirtiest and deadliest jobs

One big thing Corby did to improve its sales process

Though the company sells some widely recognized brands of liquors and wines, it still decided it could use a sales-tool boost.

Workaholic left 80-hour weeks, only to return to the game after a chance meeting

Paolo Kalaw started Nimbyx Ltd. after an idea at business school caught his interest.

Top five worries of mid-sized companies for 2017

Mid-sized firms are increasingly stressed, given global economic developments and the recent U.S. election. Experts suggest they stick to what they do best over the coming year.

From Nova Scotia to NASA: Canadian company’s repertoire includes space experiments

Protocase Inc. also makes servers and metal enclosures for a variety of industries.

How a Nova Scotia software firm capitalized on connections to work with Nickelodeon

Though it started with e-learning tech, Halifax-based REDspace had to grow in a hurry when it attracted the interest of Viacom Inc.

I was a 'hippy, and I didn't want a desk job'

Founder of Vancouver-based art-supply chain decided on incremental, steady growth for Opus.

How China partnership helps Indochino offer men’s custom suits faster

Manufacturing facilities with cutting-edge technology also produce garments for Banana Republic and Hugo Boss

How one company brainstormed a tech tool to boost sales

With two grown daughters, Marion Frankel and her husband, Mark, anticipated becoming grandparents in the near future – just not three times over in the span of five months

A child gets treated for a leg injury

SPONSOR CONTENT WATCH:Digital transformation breaks health care barriers

Digital health enables hospitals to help people far beyond the walls of the hospital, and Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is fully embracing technology to realize their “no boundaries” approach.

Sales took off after Top Hat ignored advice and flipped its sales strategy

Classroom-tech company ended up going straight to the people using its product.

Frank and Oak’s millennial look now also for women

Having built its business through online shopping and ‘demand shaping,’ Frank + Oak decided it was big enough to take a crack at women’s wear.

Interac’s tap-and-pay launch had to be done right

The system that allows people to pay with their bank cards rolled out flash pay, facing challenges coming from many directions.

Intelex's ultimate mission: Help stop global warning

While aiding businesses to track environmental, health, safety and quality performance, Intelex hopes the collective data will contribute to addressing climate change

How to prevent Google and other tech giants from poaching your talent

‘ I feel your pain,’ says game developer Big Viking. But try being in the mobile gaming space

Breathtaking views and The Bachelorette: Rocky Mountaineer's growth strategy

A marketing push that included individual strategies for different countries put the Vancouver train-tour company on track to build its business

In kicking e-mail, Klick realized it had a hit product

The health marketing agency started out with a problem due to growing pains. Its solution ended up pushing it in a new direction.

Synaptive needed to decide whether to acquire a company or just license its technology

WATCH: Synaptive Medical explains how acquiring a tech company made sense for the business.

SPONSOR CONTENT Why businesses without e-commerce may get left behind

Developing e-commerce is more important than ever for businesses, experts say