Who’s In Your Squad? | Where do you Get Business Support?
April 12, 2018

Who’s In Your Squad? | Where do you Get Business Support?

As an entrepreneur or small business owner, you know it is important to have a strong team around you. You may look around your home office or coworking space and feel what all small business owners feel from time to time; lonely. It’s easy to see a massive organization in motion and feel like you are missing something. Maybe you’ve left a corporate job to go out on your own and you find yourself missing the team vibes. It’s completely normal.

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Recap of Our Spring Shopify Meetup 2018
March 13, 2018

Recap of Our Spring Shopify Meetup 2018

Back in November 2017, we planned our first Shopify Meetup in Kingston, Ontario. The goal of the event was to bring the local Shopify community together. Even those who knew little about the e-commerce platform were welcome since this would be a perfect opportunity to learn. The Shopify community and general interest in the platform was larger than we expected - our event was packed! It was so great to see everyone come together, sharing stories and giving advice to others.

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Dream Payments | Our First Impressions of this POS System
January 01, 2018

Dream Payments | Our First Impressions of this POS System

When it comes to mobile payments, there are lots of options. Square, Shopify, and Moneris are all fairly well known players in this market, but there is a new kid on the block. Dream Payments promises many of the same features as others, with a few additional nice-to-haves. We got our hands on one and have given it a full test.

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Rock Your Business This New Year
December 21, 2017

Rock Your Business This New Year

As 2017 comes to a close we at Bento are reflecting on all that we’ve accomplished over the past 12-months. Last December we announced that we were rebranding the business to BentoSMB in an effort to expand.

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Kingston’s First Shopify Meetup
December 05, 2017

Kingston’s First Shopify Meetup

We were so happy to see so many from the YGK Shopify community in one room. Thank you so much to everyone who made our first Shopify Meetup event possible. Our incredible speakers, panellists, and sponsors really brought this event together. Of course, this event would not have been possible with YOU. Thank you for supporting this new initiative in YGK.

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Shopify vs. Herbalife | Shorting Public Companies
October 05, 2017

Shopify vs. Herbalife | Shorting Public Companies

Yesterday, Citron Financial came out with a video and a detailed paper outlining how Shopify is similar to Herbalife, that they are running a get-quick-rich scheme, and that their stock should be half the value that it is.

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Takeaways from Hacking Growth (and how we plan to use them)
September 17, 2017

Takeaways from Hacking Growth (and how we plan to use them)

While a little more geared to businesses selling products or operating under a SaaS (Software as a Service) model, I did thoroughly enjoy Hacking Growth by Sean Ellis and Morgan Brown. I will definitely be applying some of the principles and ideas into trying to grow BentoSMB.

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Ideas to Get Started With Shopify
August 31, 2017

Ideas to Get Started With Shopify

Shopify is a fantastic Canadian tech startup success story. Getting its start in 2004, and built out of the software from the founders’ online snowboard store, it has quickly become a go-to in the e-commerce space.

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Our Top 5 Sources for Free Stock Images
August 15, 2017

Our Top 5 Sources for Free Stock Images

There are thousands of sources online for imagery; at BentoSMB we often use shutterstock and iStock and in a perfect world, you would set aside a budget for stock photography, or even better, hire a photographer for an afternoon to take your own photographs. But we understand that that perfect world of the endless marketing budget doesn’t exist. And we have a solution for this! There are such things are Free Stock Images !

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