Bridging the Knowledge Gap in your Small Business

Canadian entrepreneurs and small business owners are finding it hard to fill open positions in their companies with suitable employees. There seems to be a gap between employees and relevant job training. In fact, this is an issue felt across Canada and, according to the Conference Board of Canada, […]

6 Tips for Hiring Seasonal Employees

The Holiday Season is almost upon us. It’s a time of big crowds, big sales, and (hopefully) big profits for small business owners. As the cash registers jingle, extra help is often needed to fill the holiday work schedule. Many entrepreneurs turn to seasonal staff to fill the gaps, with […]

How To Hire For A Growing Small Business

Being a small business owner comes with its fair share of ups and downs. From celebrating your successes as you grow, to sleepless nights as you juggle an increasing workload — eventually something’s got to give. Adding employees is an important step toward building your business, and doing so with intention and clarity is paramount.

4 Ways to Make Employee Training Painless

Training is a challenge for many small businesses. The cost. The time employees spend away from doing their job. But keeping your team’s training up-to-date is not only crucial for career development and employee retention, it helps your business stay on top of industry trends and best practices. So, how […]

Investing in Training? What’s Your ROI?

You’ve found that money. You’ve boosted your employees’ morale. But how has the training your employees participated in affected your bottom line? The Human Capital Institute estimates that it can take more than six months for a new employee to make enough of a contribution to your business to […]

5 Ways to Attract and Keep Employees

Although small businesses represent the majority of employers in Canada it can be hard to draw in and retain the talent you deserve. Thankfully, there are a few easy things you can do to feel ‘big’ to bring in and keep the top-notch talent in your industry. 1. Formalize Employees […]

The Number One Hiring Mistake You’re Probably Making

First impressions are powerful – will the first date pave way for a second? Will the business card exchange lead to a sale? Can the eager interviewee transform sweaty palms and dry mouth into career magic? In fact, first impressions are so paramount that you’re probably weighing if this article […]

5 Essential Rules for Choosing an Accountant for Your Small Business

Running a small business, although ultimately rewarding, can also be challenging at times. It is difficult to be great at every part of running your business, which is why developing a proper support system is a key part to your overall success. If finance is not your strong suit, it […]

How to Recruit the Best Candidates: The Budget-Smart Strategy that Works

One of the biggest struggles of growing businesses is building a team that works. But it can be hard to attract applicants without a big business brand name like Google or Apple. It’s crucial use your valuable time and resources effectively during the recruitment process. So, what’s the best way […]