10 September 2018

5 Steps to Motivate Your Team in a Small Business




You put a lot into your business – time, passion, and effort. You’ve done a good job hiring the right people – but ensuring they perform at their best can be tricky, especially in tough times.  Often, the problem lies in a lack of motivation, so learning to motivate your team is an invaluable skill. […]

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18 August 2018

Benchmarking Your Business’s Performance Relative to Industry




Knowing where your business stands relative to industry is key for setting goals and measuring growth as a business owner. Canada is a hub for a number of businesses across various industries, each of which has different standards and financial performance indicators. To compare apples with apples, it is important to use industry-specific information in […]

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14 August 2018

How Interest Rates Should Be Calculated: APR of Term Loan or MCA?




If you are a small business owner looking for financing – you have a few options to consider, and it is important to run the numbers on different interest rates, before taking on any new debt financing. If your business has great credit and doesn’t mind a lengthy application process – you’ll likely be best off […]

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14 August 2018

What Are Your Core Business Values, and Why They Are Important?




Core business values or “corporate values” has been a buzz-term thrown around in business literature for many years now – but what are they? Are they important? Yes – the idea of corporate values has been diluted in recent years to include almost every virtue under the sun, but it’s important to find your specific […]

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