Resource Library

Welcome to the BIG Resource Library!

You will be able to find a wide variety of helpful business resources here from many of BIG’s top business specialists including:

  • Business Form Templates
  • Reference Articles
  • How to Guides
  • Tutorials

Please check back regularly as this database will be updated weekly with new resources to support the BIG community.

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Business Plans

Building Your Business Plan: Part 15

Building Your Business Plan: Part 15 – Checklist

This article is written to provide you with a checklist relating to your business plan to make sure you have everything in place for when you are ready to submit your business plan.
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What is GROW?: Part 2

What is GROW?: Part 2 – Goal

This article discusses the first step of the GROW model, which is setting a Goal.
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Data Breaches: Part 4

Data Breaches: Part 4 – Prevention

This article explains what a business can do to help prevent data breaches.
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Building Your Business Plan: Part 14

Building Your Business Plan: Part 14 – Financial Assistance

This article is written to provide you with an overview about where to look for Financial Assistance when building your business.
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Business Plans > Administration

Approval Processes: Part 2

Approval Processes: Part 2 – Development

This article explains what steps are typically involved in the Approval Process and introduces Flowcharts.
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Password Management: Part 3

Password Management: Part 3 – Managing the Program

The 3rd part in our series on password managers gives 4 tips for managing the password database program.
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Password Management: Part 2

Password Management: Part 2 – Choosing a Program to Use

The 2nd part in our series on password management explains 4 criteria to watch for when choosing a password databank program and includes a few recommended programs.
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Password Management: Part 1

Password Management: Part 1 – Why They’re Important

The 1st part in our series on password management explains why it is important to have a password databank.
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Culture

Multigenerational Workplace: Part 2

Multigenerational Workplace: Part 2 – Baby Boomers

This article is written to discuss “Baby Boomers” in the workplace, the stereotypes surrounding them, how these stereotypes can be harmful, and how to move past them.
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Multigenerational Workplace: Part 1

Multigenerational Workplace: Part 1 – Stereotypes and Meta-Stereotypes

This article is the 1st in a series on multigenerational workplaces, and is written to introduce key concepts such as the “quad-gen” workplace, stereotyping, and meta-stereotyping.
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The Value of Play in the Workplace

The Value of Play in the Workplace

This article covers what play is, why it is important, and how it can be implemented in the workplace.
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Preparing for a Productive Day

Preparing for a Productive Day

This article describes 5 steps that can be taken to prepare for a productive workday.
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Marketing

Focus Groups: Part 6.3

Focus Groups: Part 6.3 – Analyze the Results

This article explains the 4th and final step in analyzing the results of a focus group, which is interpreting and summarizing the findings.
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Company Branded Items: Part 3.1

Creating Company Branded Items: Part 3.1 – Choosing Business Cards

This article is part 3.1 in our series on creating company branded items and explains the process of choosing a business card that is the best fit for your company’s brand.
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Creating YouTube Content: Part 2

Tips for Creating Great YouTube Content: Part 2 – Production

This article is designed to provide some tips on creating great content for your business’s YouTube channel, and to discuss the 2nd step in creating that content: Production.
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Focus Groups: Part 6.2

Focus Groups: Part 6.2 – Analyze the Results

This article explains the third step in analyzing the results of a focus group, which is organizing and categorizing.
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Human Resources > Recruitment

Posting Jobs Online

Posting Jobs Online

This article is written to discuss posting jobs online and the best options to take!
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Offer of Employment: Part 6

Offer of Employment: Part 6 – Extending an Offer of Employment

This article is written to provide the reader with details around extending an offer of employment.
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Offer of Employment: Part 5

Offer of Employment: Part 5 – Casual Employees

This article is written to provide the reader with an understanding of what should be included in a Casual employee’s offer of employment and to give businesses an offer template to download and use.
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Workforce Planning: Part 6

Workforce Planning: Part 6 – Monitoring the Plan

This article is written to discuss why it is important to keep monitoring your Workforce Plan instead of setting and forgetting it.
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Human Resources > Talent Management

Disciplinary Action Meetings: Part 2

Disciplinary Action Meetings: Part 2 – Letters

This article is written to provide you with examples of Disciplinary Letters which you can download and use in your company.
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Disciplinary Action Meetings: Part 1

Disciplinary Action Meetings: Part 1 – Introduction

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what Disciplinary Meetings are.
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Termination Letters: Part 5

Termination Letters: Part 5 – General Release Form

This article is written to discuss a General Release, which is a supplemental agreement typically required when a severance payment is included in a termination and/or to remind a terminating employee of their continuous obligation to uphold any terms or conditions they agreed to during their employment with the company.
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Offboarding: Part 2

Offboarding: Part 2 – Involuntary Terminations

This article series is written to provide you with an understanding of the difference between Voluntary and Involuntary Terminations including what a general offboarding process would look like. In this part of the series, we are going to discuss Involuntary Terminations.
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Human Resources > Policies & Guidelines

Termination Letters: Part 2

Termination Letters: Part 2 – With Cause

This article discusses writing a With Cause Termination Letter.
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Approval to Terminate: Part 2

Approval to Terminate: Part 2 – Approval to Terminate Form

This article is written to explain and provide you with the Approval to Terminate (ATT) Form which can be used for your business to record information relating to a terminating employee and their final pay calculation.
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Letting Someone Go: Part 2

Letting Someone Go: Part 2 – Is This the Right Decision?

This article is written to provide you with the steps to take to ensure you have done your due diligence throughout the termination process.
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Letting Someone Go: Part 1

Letting Someone Go: Part 1 – The Human Element

This article is written to discuss the importance of incorporating the human element throughout the process of terminating an employee.
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Human Resources > Compensation

Approval to Hire: Part 4

Approval to Hire: Part 4 – Salary Survey Benchmarking

This article is written to explain and provide you with an introduction to the Salary Survey Benchmarking Form.
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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.10

The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.10 – Flex Days

This article is written to provide you with a summary of what paid flex days are and how your company can administer them.
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Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.9

The Key Components to Setting Up Payroll: Part 5.9 – Personal Days

This article is written to provide you with a summary of what paid personal days are and how your company can administer them.
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Approval to Hire: Part 3

Approval to Hire: Part 3 – Internal Benchmarking ATH Form

This article is written to provide you with and explain an Internal Benchmarking Approval to Hire (ATH) Form which can be used for your business to determine the candidate’s total rewards package and compare it to current employees in similar roles.
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Human Resources > Reporting & Metrics

Employee Burden Rate Calculation

Employee Burden Rate – What is a Labour Burden Rate?

This article is written to provide you with an understanding of what a labour burden rate is, why it is used, and what is generally included in the calculation.
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Finance

Buying vs Leasing Real Estate: Part 1

Buying vs Leasing Commercial Real Estate: Part 1 – Leasing

This article is the 1st in a series on buying or leasing commercial real estate, and is written to explore the pros and cons of leasing.
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Startup Runway

Startup Runway – What Is It and What’s Yours?

In this article, we’ll be explaining what startup runway is. We’ll also be discussing how to calculate your gross burn rate, net burn rate, and startup runway.
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Financial Statements: Part 3

Understanding Financial Statements: Part 3 – Cash Flow Statements

This article explains what Cash Flow Statements are, as they are important financial statements to be aware of.
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Before Getting a Business Loan

10 Things to Know Before Getting a Business Loan

This article outlines 10 things you should know and have prepared before applying for a business loan.
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Health & Wellness

Value of Spending Time Alone: Part 1

The Value of Spending Time Alone: Part 1 – Benefits

This article is written to discuss the benefits of spending time alone.
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Tips for a Successful Afternoon Nap

Tips for a Successful Afternoon Nap

This article explains 4 tips to have a successful afternoon nap.
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Different Vitamins Per Season?

Do I Need Different Vitamins Per Season?

This article is written to answer the question: do you need different vitamins in different seasons?
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How to Help the Winter Blues

How to Help the Winter Blues

This article is written to provide tips for keeping spirits high during the winter months.
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