The Best Business Books for Starting a Business

What do Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and Mark Cuban have in common? Well, apart from their entrepreneurial prowess and devotion to philanthropy, the three are known for their love of reading business books. In fact, Buffet attributes his business acumen in large part to his voracious appetite for page turning: […]

Why Franchise Your Business for Growth?

Thinking of franchising your business? You can make the process as painless as possible by taking care of the following fundamentals.

4 Ways to Make Employee Training Painless

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 […]

Investing in Training? What’s Your ROI?

You’ve found that money. You’ve boosted your employees’ morale. But how has the training your employees participated in affected your bottom line? The Human Capital Institute estimates that it can take more than six months for a new employee to make enough of a contribution to your business to […]

Can’t Afford Pay Rises? Consider Training as a Reward

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.

Celebrating National Co-op Week—An Employer Perspective

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: Facts on the Canada-B.C. Job Grant

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 […]

Investing in Online Learning

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.

Funding Opportunity to Help Train Your Employees

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.