Is “unlimited” good for Canadian consumers and businesses?

Guest blog post By Hernan Popper Strategic-Partner – Schooley Mitchell of Winnipeg From the early beginnings of wireless services in Canada, Canadians have been counting… Minutes first, texts later, roaming, and, of course data. With new technologies and enhanced services, we got used to unlimited. Now we have unlimited calls, unlimited texting, even unlimited international calls with a cheap add-on to many plans. Not having to count brings peace of mind, and previsibility. It’s like an all inclusive vacation, which may or may not be the best option. We don’t really think anymore before making that call or sending that

Read More »

Should your business consider mobile payments?

By 2030, experts expect that digital wallets, like those used by Apple Pay, will be the primary source of payments around the world. Mobile payments are often as simple as using a physical card, and you can make secure purchases in stores, in apps, and online. So is it time for you to add mobile payments to your arsenal of merchant services solutions? One thing to consider regarding mobile payments are the demographic of your customers. According to Big Commerce, which surveyed businesses that added Apple Pay, many of them chose to do so because they had a younger, millennial

Read More »

Reducing your Workplace Waste

One way to help make a positive impact on our planet is to think about the ways you and your colleagues can reduce the waste you generate at work. But waste management can be expensive! From printing to drinking habits, here are some of our suggestions for maintaining a cost-effective, waste-conscious work life. Paper and Printing: This may seem obvious, but one key area where most businesses could improve is paper waste. With today’s technology, it is easier than ever to maintain a paperless workplace, and doing so could save time and money and reduce waste. Utilizing services like Google

Read More »

Four things you didn’t know your smartphone could do

According to a report by Canalys, smartphone shipments in North America fell 18 percent in the first quarter of 2019 to a five year low of 36.4 million units. That is down from a record high of 44.4 million in the first quarter of 2018. So why is the demand for smartphones decreasing in North America when it seems like practically everyone has one in their pocket? Well – that could be precisely the reason. According to the Pew Research Center, 77 percent of adults in the United States own a smartphone. Paired with reduced innovation from cell phone manufacturers

Read More »

Where Does Your Waste Go?

Waste disposal is one of the most important services a business needs to function. Every business generates waste, and without proper disposal services, we’d be quickly buried by it. But where does all our waste go when it’s taken away by our disposal provider? Here are a few of the different places where your waste ends up. Transfer Stations and Material Recovery Facilities Before your waste arrives at its final destination, it will likely run through a transfer station and/or a Material Recovery Facility (MRF). Transfer stations are a temporary destination for waste disposal vehicles to drop off their collections.

Read More »
landfill

Types of Waste

Waste is something most people don’t want to think about. For the majority, waste is a by-product of what we do want to talk about. It’s something we’d rather not handle, think about, and certainly not smell – but it’s a necessary evil. Few people have the time to monitor the associated costs on an ongoing basis, and it’s not an easy job if you aren’t familiar with the industry. For our purposes as waste disposal and expense reduction experts, waste is separated into 12 different categories. Below are the types of waste and how they’re typically collected. Garbage: Garbage

Read More »

Finding Value Through Outsourcing

  By Jerry Sarno Strategic-Partner, Schooley Mitchell of St. Joseph Being successful in business is rarely a solo endeavor. It usually takes a team: trusted mentors, solid employees, good leadership, the right financial backing. Even though we know it’s hard to go things alone, we lose sight of this when faced with day-to-day tasks. Most businesses have meager beginnings. Often the founder is in charge of everything from accounts payable to HR, marketing to IT. It’s understandable – we try to do as much as possible ourselves in an effort to save money. Eventually, that strategy usually backfires. As the

Read More »

Free shipping: Taking advantage of the demand

According to an investigation from Stitch Labs using data mined from more than 1 million US Shopify orders, small businesses are three times less likely to offer free shipping than their larger counterparts. However, the same study showed that customers avoid paying for shipping at all costs, with 44 percent of all ‘shopping cart abandonment’ being due to shipping costs. Here are a few things to consider when attempting to take advantage of the overwhelming demand for free shipping – without it costing you too much revenue. Shipping-Included Obviously, one way or another, someone is paying the cost of shipping.

Read More »

The pros and cons of payment processing integration

Payment processing integration can be very valuable to your business. It allows for transaction data to transfer automatically into your accounting or ERP system when you make a sale – whether its online, through a mobile app or using a point of sale terminal. Here are a few of the pros and cons of integration. Time and Money Payment processing integration can save your business valuable time that would otherwise be spent manually entering transaction data.  This not only reduces the cost of labour and frees up your employees to tackle other tasks, but also eliminates human error. While there

Read More »
smartphone-5g

What does 5G mean for you and your business?

For months, major carriers have been hyping 5G networks and their potential offerings: faster speeds, more stable data connections, and (another) massive influx of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. 5G networks have been in development for a while, and they’re expected to launch worldwide by 2020, working in tandem with current 3G and 4G tech. Despite the hype, we haven’t seen much in the way of proof apart from some basic tests and fixed rollouts to certain cities in 2018. However, that’s all about to change. On April 3rd, three major telecom carriers in South Korea abruptly launched the first

Read More »
Archives