The New Generation of Benefits for Guelph Millennials

By Victoria Miron Vranić

You may have noticed more seemingly young people at your workplace. The fact is, Millennials have recently passed Baby Boomers as the world’s largest generation. In a university town like Guelph, paying mind to what the next generation wants in the workplace is going to be key to your small business’ quality of service and longevity! But […]

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Our Reasons for Joining the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Today

By Victoria Miron Vranić

If you’re a startup or small business in Guelph or Centre Wellington, chances are you’re already a member or you’ve considered joining the Chamber of Commerce. As long time members ourselves, we can vouch for the value of a membership. This is our list of reasons you should consider joining the city’s largest network of entrepreneurs […]

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Ten Things to Consider When Weighing the Cost of Small Business Benefits

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Around tax time, you might start considering the state of your finances. A small business may consider cutting or adding benefits. However, before you make any decisions, here’s ten things to consider about the benefits of benefits. 1. Benefits keep your best employees working for you. 2. Benefits mean more to your employees than money […]

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How Much Does Low Morale Cost Your Small Business?

By Victoria Miron Vranić

It’s easy to be happy working in a place like Guelph or Centre Wellington. For an entrepreneur or small business owner, Guelph and Centre Wellington are the perfect towns, with great communities – and the people love supporting local business. While you may be happy with your profits, sales or other business goals as on […]

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Mortgage Insurance – How To Get The Best Coverage!

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Your home is likely the biggest asset you’ll ever own. So, what’s the best way to ensure its protected should something happen to you? The housing market has been on the rise year over year for quite some time now. There are so many new development projects going up, it’s hard to imagine all the […]

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Walking Meetings – Empowering Employees one step at a time!

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Employers and employees alike are embracing the growing trend in work meetings. They’re taking it outside! Known as ‘walk & talks’, and just like it sounds, walking meetings take place during a walk instead of the office. The workplace offers a great opportunity to promote physical activity.  Changing just one meeting a week from the […]

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5 Reasons to Offer Employee Benefits

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Have you been thinking about purchasing group benefits for your business but struggle with justifying the budget spend? Let me share with you a few things that a competitive group benefits plan can do for you! 1.Attract & Retain Valuable Staff You’ve probably experienced the frustration of losing talented staff to companies that offer better employee benefits. […]

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Spring Into Better Health

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Finally, the nice weather has arrived and we can pack away our winter wardrobe! As we shed bulky sweaters and coats we slip into our sandals and colourful spring/summer attire. With that comes the ease of kicking the extra winter weight gain to the curb! By ease, I don’t mean it’s easy to lose but […]

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Federal Taxation of Group Benefits Premiums

By Victoria Miron Vranić

If you provide group benefits to your employees, here’s a question you should be asking: Are employer-paid premiums considered a taxable benefit to the employee? If you pay for or give an employee a benefit or service above and beyond their salary, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will generally require you to include the value of that benefit […]

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Are You Paying Too Much for Brand-Name Drugs?

By Victoria Miron Vranić

Prescription medication can put a lot of pressure on your employee benefits budget. That’s because researching, developing and launching a new prescription drug is an expensive undertaking. But once that new drug has been developed, copying it for sale as a generic drug is a relatively straightforward procedure. New drugs are patent-protected. To ensure continued investment by […]

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