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 […]

Get Funding to Make Your Workplace More Accessible

According to Statistics Canada, an estimated 3.8 million adults in Canada are limited by a disability. That’s  14 per cent of the adult population, which means if your business isn’t accessible to people with disabilities, you’re missing out. Creating an inclusive workplace for people with disabilities doesn’t have to be […]

5 Reasons Why Hiring Seasonal Employees Suit Small Businesses

The days are getting longer and the nights shorter. Alice Cooper may have said it best when he sang, “No more pencils, no more books. School’s out for the summer.” And with summer comes students across the province looking for work as seasonal employees. This is where you as a […]

5 Reasons a Bookkeeper Can Save You Money

If you’re a small business owner, chances are that you’re a fan of the do-it-yourself lifestyle. After all, you went into business for yourself. But while many small business owners love the freedom that owning their own business brings to them, it also means that expenses need to be kept […]

6 Strategic Hiring Tips for Your Small Business

Hiring new talent can be a daunting task. When it comes to a startup or small business, strategic recruiting can be the difference between game-changing sales and a deep dive into the red. But don’t just settle for hiring a family friend who won’t set fire to your fortunes. Devoting […]

Are You Really an Independent Contractor, or Are You an Employee?

In today’s world, many people are realizing it may be more advantageous to offer their services as an independent contractor running their own small business, rather than working as an employee. As an independent contractor, you’re your own boss, and you get the freedom to choose your clients, working hours […]

3 Steps to Letting an Employee Go

Terminating an employee can be a very difficult decision, and one that may seem fraught with potential liability, stress and uncertainty. Small business owners are particularly vulnerable to unforeseen liabilities when terminating an employee. But the key to reducing uncertainty and liability is to plan for a termination at all […]