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June 26th, 2017

How to Manage a Struggling Company Culture

One man show, team of two or staff of 700- the number of employees has no effect on the importance of company culture. It should be developed at the same stage you build your business plan- incorporated and ingrained into…

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June 23rd, 2017

Pregnant Employees Have the Right to Work

Q. One of our saleswomen is about eight months pregnant. She looks very uncomfortable and we worry that the way she looks might upset customers. Can we lay her off now? A. The short answer is “Don’t even think about it.”…

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June 20th, 2017

Let the Wedding Bells Chime – After You Sign a Prenup

First you say “Yes,” then you say “I do.” But between those two momentous events, some couples are choosing a third way to seal the deal: signing a prenuptial agreement. Planning a wedding may leave little time for anything else,…

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June 19th, 2017

The Double-edged Sword of Remote Teams

The bottom line? Yes, in the throes of the beginning stages of business start up, you will likely cave to the whim of the remote employee option. And yes, it will be because it is more cost effective, but how…

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June 16th, 2017

Prepare for the Unexpected

Think of it as a prenuptial agreement for a family business – a mechanism to reduce hard feelings and provide for an equitable distribution of assets. Officially, it’s called a shareholders’ agreement and it lays out the ground rules of…

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June 13th, 2017

Financial Survival Tips for Recent College Graduates

Graduation can be one of the most exciting — and intimidating — times in your life. You’re officially an adult, and with that new-found independence comes financial responsibilities. No pressure, but the decisions you make today about spending and saving…

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June 12th, 2017

New Way of Customer Buying

Consumer behavior has undergone a facelift. The new consumer has created a new way of buying and for any business hocking its wares or services, it’s imperative to shape new marketing strategies to suit the new consumer buying behavior. Some…

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June 9th, 2017

Risky Business: Participating in the Hidden Economy

Roughly $45.6 billion of the Canadian economy was “hidden” in 2013, according to a Statistics Canada study about the underground economy that was published in June 2016. That amount was up 7.5% from the $42.4 billion that was off the…

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June 6th, 2017

A Simple Way to Plan Your Retirement Needs

Every now and then, it’s a good idea to review your savings plans, pension plans and investments and reassure yourself that you are still on track for retirement and comfortable with your financial direction. You may even want to adjust…

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June 5th, 2017

Increase Sales With Inbound Marketing

Are your leads drying up? Feeling like referrals have all been circled back? It may be time to introduce inbound marketing to perk those sales back up. In earlier times, the sales process was longer, more drawn out, it allowed…

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