It’s small business month and a Staples Canada survey of their small business panelists found that the three biggest concerns keeping business owners up at night are:

Cash flow

Attracting new clients

Managing workload and work/life balance

“36 per cent of entrepreneurs told us they need help with online marketing and 27 per cent said they could use help with time-management techniques. That’s why we offer free advice from a wide variety of subject matter experts on our small business blog:,” commented Steve Matyas, president of Staples Canada. “The blog allows small business owners to get news, advice, tips and ideas quickly, as we know they don’t have time to waste. They can even post questions to the experts.”

Staples also answered the call for help when it comes to both time management and attracting new clients, with their Win Buzz for Your Biz contest. One very lucky small business owner will win a $50,000 marketing prize pack with a time-management course built in. For details, visit on October 18, 2010.

“We are proud to be Canada’s everyday low price retailer of office supplies and technology. Consumers and small business owners do their research before buying, and they know we offer low prices along with a price match guarantee,” said Matyas. “We have 330 convenient-to-find locations across the country and 24-hour delivery service online, at”

*The study was conducted by Staples’ Ideas On Work Panel through online interviews with owners and executives running small businesses (with up to 50 full-time employees) across Canada, excluding Quebec. In total, 239 interviews were completed between July 12 and 16, 2010.