Small Business Tips Library

  • 8 Ways for Canadian Businesses to Prepare for Winter Storms

    8 Ways for Canadian Businesses to Prepare for Winter Storms

    Blizzards, ice storms and winter storms of all kinds can wreak havoc with your business. Here’s why you should create an emergency communications plan, plus other ways to prepare for the onslaught of winter.

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  • Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Small Businesses in Canada

    Holiday Gift Guide 2021: Small Businesses in Canada

    It’s that time of year when businesses think about end-of-year gifts for employees or valuable clients. To give you some ideas, we’ve come up with great presents from small- and medium-sized Canadian companies.

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  • Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Canada

    Resources for Indigenous Entrepreneurs in Canada

    If you’re an Indigenous entrepreneur or plan to grow your business, mentorships, business loans and other resources can help you through different stages of the journey.

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  • Women Entrepreneurs Bring Small Businesses to Life

    Women Entrepreneurs Bring Small Businesses to Life

    Did Canadian women entrepreneurs fall through the cracks for government COVID-19 funding? Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub’s annual report focuses on how women business owners fared during the pandemic.

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  • Does Understanding your Personality Type Improve Business Relationships?

    Does Understanding your Personality Type Improve Business Relationships?

    Personality tests offer insights into a person’s working style. Popular tests like MBTI, Big Five, 16Personalities, and the Enneagram promise to tell a company leader how different personalities will cooperate as a team in the workforce.

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  • Back to School with 2021’s Hot Skills for Entrepreneurs

    Back to School with 2021’s Hot Skills for Entrepreneurs

    If September gives you the urge to learn something new, consider one of these trending skills. From hard skills like blockchain to soft skills like mindful listening, these are the competencies most popular with business owners.

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  • Canadian Businesses Feel Optimistic About the Future

    Canadian Businesses Feel Optimistic About the Future

    Almost 74% of Canadian businesses feel optimistic about their future over the next 12 months. Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Statistics Canada analyzed surveys for insights about businesses’ future outlook and which new digital tools are next to be adopted.

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  • Why Employee Vacations Increase Productivity

    Why Employee Vacations Increase Productivity

    Employees can accomplish more and reduce burnout risk after time off. Create a vacation strategy to encourage employees to return to work as more productive, healthier and happier people!

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  • 7 Success Lessons from Olympic Athletes

    7 Success Lessons from Olympic Athletes

    Have you been glued to coverage of the Olympic Games in Tokyo? Here’s what entrepreneurs can take from high-performance athletes about teamwork, finding the right partner, and coming back from behind to win.

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