Small Business Advice


Does Your Workplace Focus Enough on Mental Health?

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Jul 2017

Does Your Workplace Focus Enough on Mental Health?

Mental Health isn’t a buzzword. It’s well being! People can become so “comfortable” in a stressful work environment, they don’t realize there are alternatives. Work and stress don’t need to be synonymous with each other. In fact, if your employees are stressed by their work, you have a big problem on your hands. Why This is a Problem? People who are stressed are not well....

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The Well-Being ROI: Why Every Business Should Focus on Workplace Wellness

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Jul 2017

The Well-Being ROI: Why Every Business Should Focus on Workplace Wellness

If you’ve been reading business articles lately, you’ve likely heard the term Workplace Wellness. Now more than ever, workplaces are taking on some of the responsibility for keeping their employees healthy. This makes sense, many employees spend a third of their day at the office. And more evidence is finding extended periods of sitting at computer screens isn’t necessarily good for people. Ethically, corporations have...

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Changes You Need To Make To Your Employees Benefits Plan

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Jun 2017

Changes You Need To Make To Your Employees Benefits Plan

What do you think, when you see 70% on a report? For most, it’s just okay. It’s a B-, average number that doesn’t indicate any sort of excellence or overachieving. Well according to the latest Sanofi Canada study, which is Canada’s longest-running survey on health benefit plans, 70% is also the average percentage of people with benefit plans satisfied with their job. This is an...

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How To Increase Happiness And Productivity In A Workplace

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Jun 2017

How To Increase Happiness And Productivity In A Workplace

Summer in Guelph means Farmer’s Markets, Hillside Festival, ice cream at the Boathouse and plenty of other fun. With all these happy things to daydream about, maintaining productivity in the workplace can be a challenge. But it doesn’t need to be difficult! Productivity and employee happiness go hand in hand. Here’s some simple ways you can increase both in your workplace. Focus on the Whole,...

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How To Get Employees To Take Part In Wellness Programs

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Apr 2017

How To Get Employees To Take Part In Wellness Programs

Just like cars, homes, or anything really, our bodies can wear down and have more issues OVER TIME if we don’t treat them well NOW. Many companies incorporate wellness programs in the workplace in order to create healthier lifestyles for their employees. Not just because healthy employees are more happy and productive, but because you’ll actually see an improvement on your bottom line if you cut...

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5 Things You Should Remember At Every Networking Event

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Apr 2017

5 Things You Should Remember At Every Networking Event

We had a blast at the Tabletop Tradeshow this week seeing some of our friends in Guelph! We were happy to meet so many local businesses from the local chamber and members of the community. We hope you were able to say hi, pick up some information on the Chamber’s Plan and maybe even grab one of our stylish mugs! We love networking, and in the...

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The New Generation of Benefits for Guelph Millennials

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Mar 2017

The New Generation of Benefits for Guelph Millennials

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 is it even possible to keep millennial employees?...

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Our Reasons for Joining the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Today

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Mar 2017

Our Reasons for Joining the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Today

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 and small businesses. Getting Your Name Out There Inclusion...

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

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Feb 2017

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

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   3. Seriously. Benefits really mean a lot to your...

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