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10 Things to Know Before Getting a Business Loan

Finding ways to finance your business is one of the most important steps in building that business and your future, so it makes sense that this would be a detail-oriented, fully involved process. After you’ve decided on an idea and developed a business plan (more on that later), it’s time to secure the financing you need to ensure your business

Understanding Organizational Structure

5 mins read

Within a company, how do we know who can make a specific decision? How do we know who to go to when we need help, who to report to, or where our role fits within a company? These questions only scratch the surface of what can be solved by having a proper organizational structure in place.

Introduction to SWOT Analysis

When evaluating your businesses competitive position (or other business factors), it can be beneficial to your organization to conduct a SWOT Analysis, which supports you with developing an effective strategic business plan.

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When to Revisit Your Business Plan

This article explains when it is recommended to revisit your business plan, as well as suggestions of what to review when revisiting. You’ve started-up your business and put all the necessary hours,

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PESTEL: Part 4 – Social Factors

So far, we have examined the political and economic factors that can influence businesses. In this article we will look at social (and cultural) factors. It can be argued that this factor

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Processing Mistakes and Losses

13 mins read

It’s bound to happen, and it happens to everyone. Mistakes and failures are inevitable factors of the human experience, and are additionally present in a business environment. However, as inevitable as failure and loss may be, they do not need to be bad!

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Values: What Are They and Aren’t They?

Your company values communicate the “how” behind accomplishing your company’s vision and mission statements. Clear set values help your employees understand what your company stands for, which gives them guidance for their work. As a result, employees are most likely to make decisions that align with the company’s goals. Each of your employees — from top leadership to entry-level —

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Background Checks for Business

This article is about background checks for businesses to understand when a company is in their right to conduct a background check on perspective and existing employees. In Canada, it is legal and permissible to conduct pre-hiring/post-hiring background checks. This practice is becoming more common and it is considered a valuable component in a company’s recruitment process to have background

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Employee Recognition Award Program

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Recognizing employees for their contributions is important to your company’s culture as it can boost employee morale, self-esteem, and act as motivation to be more productive. In addition, it can also improve employee retention, as happy employees feel appreciated and will work towards doing their best knowing that their peers and employers are appreciative. Therefore, it can be a great benefit to have an employee recognition award program implemented in

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10 Things to Know Before Getting a Business Loan

10 mins read

Finding ways to finance your business is one of the most important steps in building that business and your future, so it makes sense that this would be a detail-oriented, fully involved process. After you’ve decided on an idea and developed a business plan (more on that later), it’s time to secure the financing you need to ensure your business

How to Stay Fed at Work: A Guide for People Too Busy to Eat

6 mins read

As we all know, the workplace can be demanding, but sacrificing meals in the name of productivity does not ensure that projects will get done faster. In fact, it’s quite the opposite, as your focus and energy are lowered immensely when operating on fumes alone. Instead, it is much better for your health and career to find ways to nourish

Local Business Success Story – Rampage Coffee

9 mins read

Coffee, Mmmm… that delicious, warm, fragrant, bean juice that wakes us up in the morning and keeps us going throughout the day. Many people would not expect to find locally roasted coffee in Saskatchewan, however, look no further than Rampage

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