We spend, on average, 12-18% of our work week answering email—that’s an average of 620 emails a week, and about 11 hours of sifting through our inboxes, reading and crafting responses to connect and bring in business. Virtual Assistants (VAs), both human and AI (Artificial Intelligence), are a growing necessity for a business owner looking […]
Responding to COVID-19 for Employers and Employees
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, I will do everything I can to provide the most up-to-date information for my valued clients and community. The best way for us to all do our part in the prevention of this virus starts at taking social distancing measures to help reduce the number of new cases, […]
Business Process: Is it time to rethink it?
Process. The word strikes deep into the hearts of business owners because we never stop thinking about it, or questioning it. · Is my business working at an optimal level? · Did I only need one meeting to accomplish what I just did in three? · Could I have accomplished this task online or over […]
Start a New Decade with These 5 Noteworthy Lessons from Small Business Owners
Entrepreneurs, in particular small business operators and owners, are not strangers to trial and error and misstep. What is important is what we learn and take away to fuel our next move. Here are a few lessons from small business owners to lead us into a new decade! Hiring Key People. Susan Guillory, President of […]
Local Marketing Tips: Benefits of Event Sponsorship
Sponsoring a local event — like a fun run or a festival — is a great way to boost exposure for your small business and connect directly with potential customers, while also contributing to your local community. To maximize the benefits of event sponsorship, you’ll want to do it right. Learn how hosting or sponsoring […]
Wellness at Work
Supporting staff wellbeing in the workplace is the responsibility of every business owner. Priorities that come to mind include: paying competitive wages and offering comprehensive benefit plans, or encouraging career development opportunities through educational programming and training. But what about mental health? Here are some mental-health focused activities, resources and strategies that can be incorporated […]
How to Choose a Business Structure: Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, or Corporation?
Whether you’re thinking about starting a side hustle for extra income or making the leap to becoming your own boss, there’s a lot to consider when starting a small business. One of the first decisions to make is the type of business structure you need. In Canada, your business can operate as a sole proprietorship, […]
How to Create a Workplace Culture That Attracts (and Retains) TOP Talent
Corporate culture is more than shiny foosball tables and Friday fireside chats. It’s more than a weekly happy hour in the office or an office getaway. While those things all seem pretty great, what is corporate culture anyway? Corporate culture is built upon a value system; a company’s beliefs, values, ethics and method of working. […]
How can a group benefits plan help my employees?
So a new employee joins the team. Their job is ultimately to help you, but what about the other way around? Healthcare is the number one benefit employees look for in a potential employer. In fact, 77% of respondents say they wouldn’t move to a job that didn’t include health benefits. When you provide an […]
What (good) candidates look for in an employer
“Employees don’t leave companies; they leave managers.” This statement circulates frequently in HR circles and because of that, it’s hard not to take it personally when an employee leaves your company. And oftentimes, it comes down to more than just a salary. You could be the best manager on the planet, but the truth is […]