Emergency Preparedness Week in British Columbia

Emergencies happen. Depending on where you’re based in our province, there are several dangers you could be exposed to at any time. This is why it’s so important to be prepared. This week marks Emergency Preparedness Week across Canada. This annual event presents an opportunity to encourage Canadians to […]

4 Creative Ways to Inspire Your Staff

The great Vince Lombardi was a big believer in the power of teamwork. Throughout a glittering career, Lombardi and the Green Bay Packers combined for eight championships while redefining the sport of football for generations to come. Lombardi staunchly believed the most powerful force in the world was a group […]

Home-Based Business? Home Insurance Isn’t Enough

Starting and growing a small business might be your passion project, but running it from home can be a lot to handle — especially when you consider the additional risks. And consider this — a home insurance policy may not be enough to protect your business assets. For example, your […]

How to Create an Age-Friendly Business

By 2021, Canada’s senior population is projected to exceed the number of children aged 14 and under for the first time ever. In British Columbia, over 650,000 residents are aged 65 and over. This vibrant and active group not only has a lot of purchasing power, they’ve also got […]

Access the Funds to Improve Workplace Accessibility

As businesses across British Columbia struggle to fill job openings, a large group of potential workers find themselves under-represented in the workplace. There are currently 334,000 British Columbians aged 15-64 that have a disability. These individuals form an important talent pool that is largely untapped. A major reason for […]

Day of Mourning Offers an Opportunity to Reflect on Health and Safety

Do you know why April 28 is an important day for your business each year? It’s the national Day of Mourning, an annual event remembering the people who have lost their lives to a work-related incident or occupational disease. It’s also a reminder of how you can make a significant […]

10 Tips for Disaster Proofing Your Business

Depending on where your business is located in British Columbia, you face a number of potential threats. If the worst were to happen, is your business prepared to survive? That’s why we’ve put together these 10 tips for disaster proofing your business. While none of us like to ponder […]

Yes, Your Small Business Needs Business Insurance

Your business plan is solid. Your product/service is in demand. You have the financial backing. And your work ethic is unquestioned. Anything missing? The reality is, if you sell a product or provide a service to your customers and get paid for it, you need small business insurance to protect […]

How to Prevent Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace

The numbers are stark. Nearly half of all Canadian workers have experienced bullying in the workplace according to a 2014 national survey. As a small business owner, you are responsible for providing a safe and secure workplace environment for your staff. If workplace bullying and harassment is allowed to […]

How To Keep Your Employees Road Safe This Winter

British Columbia’s winter driving season is upon us, and for those who drive to work, it represents the most dangerous time of the year on the roads. No matter where you’re based in the province, winter brings with it challenging road conditions, ranging from snow and ice, to rain and […]