Every day you go to work, and bit by bit, you get a little more behind on something that eventually will cost you money or precious time.
Have you ever wondered why as a small business owner you work so hard? It probably has to do with what drives and motivates you. (Your entrepreneurial purpose.) By aligning who you are with what you do, you can unlock your full potential as a leader. It may seem like a big task, but finding
Today you’re going to see what to you can do to apply for the Canada Summer Jobs Grant (CSJ) . This grant helps you hire a new employee to grow your business. And empower youth. And INCREASE your budget. (Wow, right?) If you’re a small business or non-profit organization with 50 or less full-time staff,
If you’re a small business owner in the US, the new 2 trillion dollar CARES Act passed by the United States Senate—and in line for face track by the House of Representatives—represents a very significant lifeline. This bill includes $350 million earmarked for small businesses that are having trouble keeping expenses paid while the pandemic
If you’re home and unable to work because of illness, injury, or quarantine, you shouldn’t be worrying about how to buy food or pay the rent. Employment Insurance (EI) is a safety net for times like this, and can provide up to 15 weeks of income replacement to Canadians quarantined because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are challenging times ahead for small business owners related to personal and organizational health. With the current global health crisis you are going to need to develop a few new systems to protect yourself, your family, your customers and your team. Besides the recommendations by Health and Government officials, there may be some other
“If people like you they will listen to you, if people trust you they will do business with you”- Zig Ziglar Trust is both a feeling and a virtue in a small business. Trust is given and received in relationships with your team, customers and stakeholders. Trust is primarily experienced and it is used to
Gone are the days when you could get away with throwing everything in a shoebox and dropping it off to an accountant the night before your tax returns are due. To beat the odds of business failure you need to have fully up-to-date financial information. This way, you can make important business decisions while there
Compensation is a form of monetary value used to recruit and retain qualified employees. It can be an incentive to increase morale and is linked to job satisfaction. Money used as a reward can encourage performance, although compensation does not always have to be cash for this to be true. Paying well reduces turnover and
Have you ever met someone at a networking event and walked away not knowing what they sell? How about trying to get details out of a service provider about cost, timing and deliverables? These are what I call ambiguous product offerings. How clear are you in describing your product and connecting it to your prospective