Growing Your Business

5 Ways Small Businesses Can Attract and Retain Top Talent

As a small business owner, you’ve probably struggled to attract the right employees for your business. You may have also experienced difficulties of trying to keep top talent engaged, motivated and satisfied once they’ve been hired. Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Many small and medium-sized businesses across Canada face the same difficulty of trying to …

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Purchasing vs. Leasing Business Equipment: The Pros & Cons

As a business owner, there’s a good chance you require certain equipment, such as machinery, computers or vehicles, to run your business. Beyond determining what equipment is needed to run your business, you also need to consider how that equipment will be paid for. Regardless of whether you decide to purchase or lease business equipment, …

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Incorporating a Business in Canada — Everything You Should Know

Without a doubt, all business owners have considered incorporating their business at one point or another.  While incorporating your business certainly provides many advantages, it also comes with its fair share of disadvantages, so it’s important to consider how incorporation will impact your business. The good news is that you can change the legal structure …

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What is Credit Card Utilization?

There are many factors that influence your credit score which can positively or negatively impact your ability to attain fair and affordable financing. While your payment record may be stellar, your credit card utilization is also factored in and represents approximately 30% of your credit score calculation. If your utilization is low, it can help your …

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5 Steps to Better Manage Your Credit Score

Turned away from a loan or mortgage application because of your credit score? Weak credit scores are not only a major barrier to receiving financing from a bank or alternative lender but they also negatively impact your ability to attain the best rate possible. Improving your score is a slow but sure process – like fixing up an old …

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Business Core Values: Why Are They Important?

Your business core values or “corporate values” has been a buzz-term thrown around in business literature for many years. So, 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 company’s …

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How and When to Hire New Talent For Your Small Business

In Canada, it is estimated that 87% of all jobs created in the last 10 years are hired by small-medium business enterprises across various industries. Small business owners fuel employment in Canada, but it raises the question – when and who should I hire? It may be time to hire employees if you are experiencing …

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