It happens every day: a consumer goes into a local store to check out something they’re thinking about purchasing. Maybe it’s a tech store; they’re looking for new headphones. So they compare a few different ones, ask an employee some questions and buy the headphones. 

Except we left a few steps out. Between asking questions and making their purchase, the consumer thanked the sales associate, snapped a photo of the headphones on their phone, went home and found the product on Amazon. 

07 Feb 2020

If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, don’t panic. First of all, the year’s not over yet. Second, you have plenty of options – and they don’t involve buying from an American website. (You know the one.) Here’s what local businesses can do for your loved ones over the holidays.

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23 Dec 2019


CFIB and Interac partnered once again for Small Business Saturday 2019 – and it was another rousing success! #SmallBizSaturday was trending on the big day, and had five times the usual traffic on our directory for the month!

As part of the celebration, we ran a contest to encourage more of you to register your business in our directory. Now we have the pleasure of announcing the winner!

Congratulations to…

26 Nov 2019

If you haven’t already sensed it happening, the year-end shopping boom is about to be in full swing. Black Friday and Cyber Monday, which started as post-Thanksgiving traditions in the States, have fully landed north of the border.

25 Nov 2019

St. Martins, in New Brunswick’s Bay of Fundy, is a coastal village with awe-inspiring scenery and the World’s Highest Tides.

17 Sep 2019

St. John’s, NL. City of Legends. Most easterly city in North America.

10 Sep 2019

Calgary is a bustling city with stunning views and only a short drive from the gorgeous Rocky Mountains.

03 Sep 2019

During summer, Torontonians will beat the heat by escaping the city and heading north to cottage country hot spots like Lake Muskoka. However, if you’re like me and you’ve already spent your cottage budget on daily purchases of lattes and avocado toasts, a summer staycation may be in order.

27 Aug 2019

Having relocated temporarily to Kitchener-Waterloo for my studies, I was curious to experience everything the region had to offer!

13 Aug 2019

My wife and I recently decided to move from Markham, Ontario (a suburb of Toronto) back to our home city of Ottawa. Once the decision was made, we needed to inform our three boys. Our eldest, Charlie, was not impressed.

13 Aug 2019