How to Build Effective Leadership Skills

One of the most rewarding aspects of becoming your own boss is the ability to make the big decisions. You’re in charge of the direction of your business and it will flourish or fail based on how you meet the challenges you face. For some people, this ability to lead […]

5 Tips for Staying Productive in Summer

If you find your productivity taking a nosedive at this time of year, you are not alone. In fact, the so-called “summer productivity slump” is believed to affect a surprisingly large amount of people. And it’s easy to see why. If you’re staring out the window at a warm […]

5 Tips to Stay Confident as a First-time Entrepreneur

The life of an entrepreneur is filled with ups and downs. Some days, you’ll ride the crest of a wave and everything you touch will turn to gold. On others, the stresses and strains of calling the shots can weigh heavy. What will you do when your fledgling business hits […]

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 […]

My Experience in Adventurepreneurship

Why are you doing what you’re doing? Money, freedom, status? Building your business to have a big salary and elevated status is attractive, but more often than not unless you know what truly brings you joy in life, you won’t be happy—no matter how successful you are. Do you work […]

The 6 Benefits of Coworking Spaces

Coworking is much more than an office alternative for small businesses – read our top 6 benefits of coworking spaces. Escaping from the office rat race is often cited as one of the most attractive aspects of starting your own business. No more rush hour commutes, no meetings that drag […]

What Do I Need to Know About Human Rights Discrimination?

While most B.C. employers are aware that they have a legal duty to provide a discrimination-free work environment for their employees, many employers may not have a full appreciation of what that means in practice. Navigating competing rights and obligations can be complicated. Even the best intentioned employer can find […]

4 Ways to Stress Less at Work

It’s no secret – starting or growing a business can be stressful. While a small amount of stress can help motivate you, when it becomes unmanageable for either you or your employees, that’s when it becomes a problem.

5 Ways to Be Happier in Your Business

Let’s face it – Winter can be a bit of a downer! The big build up to the holidays, the pressure to stick to your New Year’s Resolution, the time away from your business with your family and the mountain of work when you return. We’re all dealing with it. […]