Small Business Tips Library

  • Can you afford to hire an intern or a seasonal employee?

    Can you afford to hire an intern or a seasonal employee?

    Funding is available to support the costs of hiring a student or recent graduate for a summer job, a co-op placement, internship or temporary job to meet the seasonal needs of your company.

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  • The Right to Disconnect

    The Right to Disconnect

    Discussion about the “right to disconnect” is often taken to mean workers should be able to enjoy their time outside of work hours as they wish without being expected to respond to work-related messages. Being constantly connected can have health impacts like stress for employees.

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  • 12 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Business

    12 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day as a Business

    Taking time to celebrate Earth Day on April 22nd as a company can be a great team-building activity for your staff. Here are some good-natured ways to mark the day in a positive atmosphere.

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  • Healthy Eating at Work

    Healthy Eating at Work

    In our busy work lives, it can be hard to eat healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks while we’re on the job. Here are a few easy and convenient ideas to amp up the nutrients in your daily routine, whether you’re bringing food from home or buying meals out.

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  • Pros and Cons of the Four-day Work Week

    Pros and Cons of the Four-day Work Week

    Do constant three-day weekends sound like bliss? One business trend is a four-day work week, but there’s a lot to consider before your company makes the switch.

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  • 6 Tips for better eye care

    6 Tips for better eye care

    Most people can’t imagine what it would be like to lose their vision, yet we often take it for granted until our eyesight is weakening. Experts recommend several ways to protect your eyes.

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  • Hiring staff during a labour shortage

    Hiring staff during a labour shortage

    Long-term demographic changes and the pandemic have made it harder to hire employees for small- and medium-sized businesses. Learn more about the practical ways businesses are trying to cope.

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  • Why you should have plants at work. Really!

    Why you should have plants at work. Really!

    Workspace plants are trending because of their benefits for all workers, including higher productivity and help with concentration.

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  • Mental health help for your employees and yourself

    Mental health help for your employees and yourself

    Mental health can be a sensitive challenge for a business owner to find the right supports for employees. That includes help for crisis situations, mental illness, and the best everyday ways to promote mental health in the workplace.

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