Yearly Archives: 2018

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Rising Wages push owners to cover more front line shifts

Business owners unable to afford wage increases are now taking on more work shifts themselves to keep their businesses operating.  A combination of mandatory minimum wage increases in B.C., Alberta, and Ontario and increasing lease rates for space are hampering the ability of smaller businesses to grow to the next stage.Instead of planning and building [...]

By | December 12th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Rising Wages push owners to cover more front line shifts

Canada’s Campuses are Incubators for Future Business Success

What will the jobs of the future look like? What skills are needed? And how does Canada compete in the digital world? Ensuring the country can successfully answer these questions will preserve Canada’s future businesses, future jobs, and economic prosperity. To prepare for this technology-driven future, Canada’s universities and colleges are encouraging student entrepreneurs across [...]

By | October 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Canada’s Campuses are Incubators for Future Business Success

Eating Together Builds Bonds Among Business Teams

How many times did you eat your lunch alone this week? According to a recent survey, while 68 per cent of working Canadians enjoy eating lunch with their colleagues, two-thirds of us eat lunch alone at least three times during the workweek. Even worse, almost half (42 per cent) of working Canadians eat lunch alone [...]

By | July 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Eating Together Builds Bonds Among Business Teams

Civil Suit: Business Sellers Failed to Honour Sale Terms

A Nanaimo accounting firm that purchased a Lantzville business filed a civil suit in the Supreme Court of B.C., alleging that the sellers breached a non-competition agreement. The suit also alleges the sellers did not provide the documentation and intellectual property required as part of the sale. The accounting business, Barber and Haime Inc., was [...]

By | June 22nd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Civil Suit: Business Sellers Failed to Honour Sale Terms

Task Force Launched for Small Business

The B.C. government is launching a task force aimed at helping small businesses. They want to hear from entrepreneurs so they are holding consultations throughout the province for all types of businesses. It applies to rural and remote communities as well and especially First Nations. Innovation, the emerging economy, youth employment, succession planning, risk aversion, [...]

By | May 12th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Task Force Launched for Small Business

Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

Artificial Intelligence is the next wave of the future in customer service. A step up from 1-800 numbers and email, AI can do some wonderful things and many companies have already used its potential. Instead of fixing a problem, AI technology can now predict a looming problem and fix it before it occurs. This can [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Artificial Intelligence for Customer Service

Business Owners Are Looking to Fill Jobs

Business owners are looking to fill positions as Canada’s economy improves and minimum wage increases are established. Some jobs are going vacant and employers are having to increase wages to attract the workforce. Average hourly wages grew 3.3 per cent year over year in January, the strongest growth yet according to Statistics Canada’s monthly Labourforce [...]

By | March 6th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Business Owners Are Looking to Fill Jobs

Need for Cyberresilience Increases Among Private & Public Sector

The need for cyberresilience is becoming more important among organizations under increased risk from cyberattacks, cyberbreaches and cybercrime. Public and private sector leaders need to give greater attention to safeguarding customer trust to provide increasingly personalized products and services in addition to flexible, interconnected supply chains. The World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, has identified [...]

By | March 5th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Need for Cyberresilience Increases Among Private & Public Sector

Catch the Signs of Micromanaging and Stop

Catch the signs of a micromanaging and stop before it’s too late! Micromanagers are wearisome, controlling and demoralizing to employees. Controlling bosses are the master of details, consistently ask for frequent updates,  want to be cc’d on everything and love to rewrite and edit someone else’s work. It’s all done in the name of good [...]

By | February 26th, 2018|News & Updates|Comments Off on Catch the Signs of Micromanaging and Stop