6 Benefits of Hiring Temporary Holiday Staff

The annual festive retail bonanza is just around the corner and it’s time to ask – Is your business ready? For many, the ‘most wonderful time of the year’ is also the busiest, with retailers working long hours to accommodate the crowds. Hiring temporary holiday staff can alleviate this stress […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Tis The Season to Avoid Holiday Party Issues

Temperatures are dropping, decorations are going up, and lists for Santa are excitedly being prepared. It can mean only one thing – the Holiday Season is almost upon us. This annual celebration brings a chance to catch up with family, enjoy some classic festive songs, and exchange gifts with […]

How to Disaster Proof Your Business

As climate change continues to affect our province with extreme weather events, small business owners have been forced to confront whether their business is disaster proof. It’s only natural to shy away from confronting the worst-case scenario, but as a small business owner you’ve likely invested a huge amount of […]

Simple Ways to Find Focus and Get More Done

Many of us are experiencing problems with staying focused throughout the day. Multitasking, distracting behavior of colleagues, social media, and physical discomfort, like low light or noise at the workplace, often cost us valuable work hours and prevent us from accomplishing more.

The Personal Business of Being in Business: 4 Ways to Survive Your First Year

As any new business owner knows, the first year in business is exciting, challenging, rewarding, and very scary. I would find myself questioning whether I had made the right decision, my mind whispering fears of failing into my ears. People always ask “how is your business doing”, but your answer […]

Overcoming Isolation as a Solo Entrepreneur

Working from home has many benefits, but let’s face it, considerable challenges also. The most common of which is overcoming the isolation.