Small Business Tips Library

  • 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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  • 5 Tips to Pay Off COVID Business Debt

    5 Tips to Pay Off COVID Business Debt

    The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) found in a Feb. 2021 report that seven in 10 small businesses have taken on debt during the pandemic. Tips to reduce COVID business debt include to evaluate your debt structure, restructure, lease assets, negotiate with lenders and consider all options.

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  • New tax rules for selling your business to family

    New tax rules for selling your business to family

    Bill C-208 passed on June 29, 2021. It’s intended to make it easier for families to transfer a small business between generations, including a family farm or fishing business.

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  • Stay healthy while working in the summer heat

    Stay healthy while working in the summer heat

    If you work outdoors during the summer or in a hot indoor location like a bakery, you’ll want to ensure you and your employees can work safely. Learn about wearing masks in the heat, signs of heat stress, and how to prevent it.

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  • Beware Ransomware:  Protecting your business from cyberattacks

    Beware Ransomware: Protecting your business from cyberattacks

    Cyberattacks are a growing problem. When the best course of reaction is prevention, what can you do?

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  • How to Stop Micromanaging and flourish as a team

    How to Stop Micromanaging and flourish as a team

    One of the more enviable skills of a good leader is the ability to avoid micromanaging. Here are some tips on how to break away from old patterns.

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