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.
Co-operative education has been putting education to work in Canada for well over 50 years. March 16, 2015 marks the start of Co-operative Education Week, a week dedicated to celebrating co-op successes and student achievements across the country. What is Co-op and How Can It Benefit Your Business? Co-operative education […]
Investing in your employees’ education can increase productivity and your competitive edge in the market. Finding the money to finance that education, however, can be a challenge. This is why the Government of Canada has created the Canada-B.C. Job Grant. This cost-sharing program will help you offset the expense of […]
Improving your skills probably features on your to do list each year, but it’s something you might not get around to. Improving your education can not only gives you a boost personally, gives you more tools to complete your work more efficiently, it can also improve your marketability.
If you’re interested in better preparing your employees for their jobs by expanding their skill sets, there’s funding available right now through the ASPECT Targeted Skills Shortage Program that can help you do just that.
There’s no way around it. You’ll wear many hats when you start your small business, and some basic digital skills will go a long way in helping you do that successfully.
Running a small business often requires that you become a jack-of-all-trades. It is therefore important to know early on the skills that you have, those that you will have to learn and those you will need to delegate to others.
In November 2011, the Bank of Canada will aim to replace the 219 million banknotes currently in circulation with a new “state of the art” banknote to help combat counterfeiters. Good news for small business owners.