Beyond Cash: Getting Paid the Modern Way
We’ve moved past the “cash, credit, or cheque” system of doing business. Today's digital commerce offers countless payment gateway systems and merchant accounts., but so many options can be daunting. A little planning and research can go a long way.
Ecommerce Business Laws: Payments & Privacy
Does your business take payments? If so, you need to be caught right up on the current laws regarding privacy. Simple mistakes of omission can cause you serious problems, so take some time and do your due diligence.
Steady as She Goes – Behind the Business of Fleet Safety International
Everyone thinks they're a good driver. But if you're going to be a Pro, it helps to be trained by the best.
Backup Basics: Safeguarding Your WordPress Site
Update , update, update! When it comes to your Wordpress, it's a mantra to live by. Updating your Wordpress is the simplest step you can take to maintain your site's security.
It’s All Fun and Games with See-Scape’s Sara Nguyen
See-Scape definitely isn't your average bar! The Toronto favorite is the brainchild of owner/operator Sara Nguyen, a young woman first-time entrepreneur who took some pretty wild ideas and brought to fruition a really unique neighborhood haunt.
What are you having? Meet Brian McKelvey from Pubsof
As someone who's spent more than his fair share of time in pubs, I might be biased. But Brian McKelvey's artistic renditions of downtown streetscapes - and in particular, their pubs - warm me like dram of whiskey in front
Ride that Wave with Store Your Board’s Josh Gordon
One of the biggest drawbacks to getting involved with certain sports is the hassle of storing the equipment. Think about surfing, for example – where the heck are you going to keep that giant board? Especially if you happen to
Catching a Natural Buzz with Cardio High’s Mark Goodman
All exercise is good, but not all workouts are created equal. Mark Goodman has taken a rather scientific approach to creating his awesome Cardio High workout program. He's taken the most heart-healthy bits from a variety of exercises and worked with
The Mobile Locker Company – Behind the Business with Molly MacDonald
Every now and then here at Behind the Business, we interview someone with an idea so brilliant and simple that it makes us sit and pause, thinking to ourselves, 'why didn't I think of that?' Maybe it's because I'm a
Girl Power! Behind the Business with Fit Girls’ Taryn Kukle
Today's Behind the Business story is one that never fails to make me smile! I talked to Taryn Kukle, the mastermind behind Fit Girls, a fantastic fitness program that is targeted to girls between the ages of 8 and 14. Fit
Take a Hike! Behind the Business with Orange Sky Adventures’ Dylan Gallagher
Everyone needs to take some time to recharge and unwind every once in a while – not to mention unplug from technology! San Francisco's Orange Sky Adventures has got you covered. This unique startup makes it easy to plan
A Time For Expression – Behind the Business with Beth Freschi
So, has anything got you stressed lately? Anything at all? These days it seems impossible to not be worried about something, whether it's in the news or in your own backyard. But while it does seem like the world is
Get the Party Started with Jeff Mechali of J Stixx Live Entertainment
Jeff Mechali is an entertainer who's hit on a truly unique style for getting the party fired up. His combination of live drumming and pulsating DJ sounds has revolutionized the party scene and his growing roster of unique talent promises
Kale Chips Ahoy! Behind the Business with Julie Bednarski of The Healthy Crunch Company
I love potato chips more than the next guy, but it's not a great snack for every day. Julie Bednarski just might have the answer to what I'm looking for. She's the founder of The Healthy Crunch Company, and they're
Roam Free, Stay Wild – Behind the Business with Griffin’s Jordan Brothers
As a hirsute man, I appreciate people that take the time to craft products designed to keep the glory under control. Dan & Jeff Jordan are the founders of Toronto-based Griffin brand beard products, and they're doing the lord's work
Cards With Humanity – Behind the Business with Melodie Burns from Art of Melodious
When I was a kid, my job around the house was to cut the grass. It's not that I was particularly good at it, and though I actually did end up doing it for a summer job during University, I
Bad Dads Are Rad – Meet Cody DeBacker of The Bad Dads Club
The typical dad on TV or in the movies is often a bumbling but harmless dodo who means well but needs help when it comes to family stuff. As a dad of two little kids myself, I know there are
Play On! Behind the Business with Allison Klein of Rose and Rex
Can a toy store be more than just a toy store? At first blush, Rose & Rex is clearly atypical - look elsewhere for the latest superhero stuff - but the difference goes deeper than the elegance of handmade construction.
She Put A Bird On It – Andie Cohen-Healy of The Feathered Head
Over the years doing these Behind the Business features, we've heard some pretty unique origin stories. But I never thought we'd count 'being gifted chickens' as inspiration for launching a new company.
Fancy a cup? Behind the Business with Tease Tea CEO Sheena Brady
Tease Tea is a young company that aims to introduce pleasure drinkers to the amazing range of teas available around the world, and to show that tea is more versatile, flavourful and interesting than even tea-lovers might've thought. We interviewed