Small Business Tips Library

  • 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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  • 8 Ways to Give Back to the Community as a Business

    8 Ways to Give Back to the Community as a Business

    Building strategies to support the community into your business plans for the next 12 months can retain employees, satisfy customers, and create fun team-building experiences while you do some good.

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  • New Year’s Resolutions Can Be Easier with Benefits

    New Year’s Resolutions Can Be Easier with Benefits

    New Year’s resolutions for healthy living might mean trying to eat better, exercise, deal with your money issues, or be more socially connected. Here are 8 ways your benefits plan may be able to help you keep all those resolutions.

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  • 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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