As we approach the end of a summer that’s seen much of British Columbia affected by wildfires, small business owners have been forced to confront whether they’re prepared to survive an emergency. It’s only natural to shy away from confronting the worst-case scenario, but as a small business owner you’ve […]
Approximately 80% of all businesses in Canada are family owned. Ranging in size from behemoths like Bombardier and McCain Foods Limited, to small mom and pop corner stores, these companies form the backbone of the Canadian economy and face the same challenges as any other. However, more personal relationships exist within a family business and create many different considerations, especially when things go awry.
Summer is finally here, which means one thing…summer school! Take advantage of our flexible learning options and access our webinars and Skype appointments, wherever you are this summer. This month’s focus is on growing your business. Start by understanding your financials and go on to learn how to explore new […]
A poorly organized workplace could be costing you a lot of money, without you realising it. Here are five steps to help you assess and change your workspace to increase productivity:
When was the last time you looked at your Health and Safety Policy? Or do you even have one?
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 […]
Trying to compete with annual pay increases just isn’t viable when you’re growing your operations. But fear not. A 2015 Glassdoor survey found that four in five (79 per cent) employees would prefer new or additional benefits to a pay increase. Specifically 19 per cent said that they would prefer on-the-job training and professional development.
Leadership and management. Understanding the differences between the two terms is your first step for choosing the right people for the roles.
Some of the biggest challenges for small businesses are often ones neither owners nor employees see coming. In a lot of cases, it’s the little details that can drive a business’ success. Small issues may either slip by unnoticed or get overlooked, but these things can greatly impact your small […]