Small Business Tips Library

  • 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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  • What is your new business “normal”?: Some things to reflect on before you head back to “business as usual”

    What is your new business “normal”?: Some things to reflect on before you head back to “business as usual”

    Before going back to “the way things were”, reflect on what you have learned about your business over the past year.

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  • Recruiting the brightest and best for your business

    Recruiting the brightest and best for your business

    Every business spends hours and hours finding the right talent for their team. Consider these four steps to find the right recruit the first time.

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  • Return-to-work plans: preparing for a return to the office

    Return-to-work plans: preparing for a return to the office

    What does your return and return of employees to the office look like? Here are some tips and expectations to consider for your return-to-work plan.

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  • Is it a good idea for employers to track their employees?

    Is it a good idea for employers to track their employees?

    Looking for tools to track employees? Here are some software choices. Should you do it? Read up on the legalities.

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