Welcome to the Metaranx blog

On our blog, you'll find stories and interviews with the local shop owners in your city. We highlight business owners through content so you can learn what it takes to run the businesses they do, how they create the products, and what you can find at their stores and online.

Giving you stories and interviews from local businesses

Latest Articles

Michael Zhang shares design process for local shopping mobile app

Michael Zhang, student learner at Metaranx under University of Waterloo's BETS program, shares their design process for Metaranx's mobile app.

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Avi Cahoon shares design process for Metaranx's local shopping mobile app

Avi Cahoon, student learner at Metaranx under University of Waterloo's BETS program, shares their design process for Metaranx's mobile app.

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Toronto Local: Laura Armstrong of Dirty Blonde on making a product from a personal need

Ever really needed something that didn't exist? Laura Armstrong took that and turned it into a product and ecommerce business!

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Will no-code platforms democratize chatbots for small businesses?

Small businesses and local shops often rely on no code platforms for their tech needs. Can no code chatbots improve customer service?

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Black-owned businesses in Toronto to find clothing, art, beauty, jewelry, home decor

Discover some Black-owned, local shops in Toronto that offer clothing, art, beauty, jewelry, home decor.

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Toronto Local: Alon of The Chocolate Messenger

We could all use a chocolatey pick-me-up and Alon, chef and manager of The Chocolate Messenger, has some chocolate treats to share!

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Toronto Local: Ingrid Castro of Toronto Dog Moms on creating community

Ingrid Castro founded Toronto Dog Moms, a local pet shop in Toronto. Ingrid Castro shares about creating community, being a dog mom, and being a local Toronto store.

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Toronto Local: Linda Prangley & Carolyn Ray of Love Me Do Maternity and Baby Store

Love Me Do Maternity and Baby's Linda Prangley & Carolyn Ray on managing a small and local shop in the pandemic and serving Toronto's young families.

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6 Simple Tips to Make Your Online Ecommerce Store Standout

Tips on how to make your e-commerce store standout online through best product, storytelling, and customer support.

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