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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.