How and Why You Should Get Certified as a Minority-Owned Business

Canadian organizations want their staff to reflect the country’s demographics and increasingly, they also want to see diversity in their supply chains.  Why? When one in 5 Canadians are “visible minorities, other than Aboriginal peoples” – that’s 7.67 million out of 34.4 million Canadians in 2016 – people want to do business with others they…

Addressing Mental Health and Wellness in the Workplace

Quarantine, pandemic, covid-19, and social distancing – it’s all taken a huge toll on the mental health and well-being of the Canadian workforce all across the country. In fact, a CTV News survey found that many Canadians are now reporting their mental health has suffered tremendously due to the onset of covid-19. In this blog…

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Your Staff and Clients

As a leader or a team member in your workplace, it’s important to show your staff and clients some appreciation. And, with the holidays being right around the corner, now more than ever is the best time to show it! But, if you’re like most people, you might have left your holiday shopping to-do list…

How to Sell Payroll-As-a-Service and Create an Additional Revenue Stream for Your Bookkeeping / Accounting Practice

If you’re a business owner who is already providing financial services to your clients or maybe you’re considering offering financial services such as accounting or bookkeeping then payroll might be a perfect add-on service that can help you to create an additional revenue stream for your business. Here’s what you can expect to take away…

Is Your Business Prepared for a Workplace Inspection?

In early November, the Ontario Government mobilized approximately 200 provincial offence and by-law officers in a campaign aimed to educate, enforce, and ensure businesses are complying with COVID-19 Workplace Safety Regulations.  These inspections are not scheduled in advance, and businesses cannot deny the officers access to the workplace premises. MOL officers specifically visited businesses in…

The Small & Medium-Sized Business Guide to Employee Benefits in Canada

Can you relate…?  “Some of our best job candidates sign with our competitors because we don’t offer benefits and, in the long term, this will affect our company’s success. To attract and keep great employees – we need a competitive benefits package/program! Where do I start?” The Statistic You MUST KNOW EmployeeBenefitAdvisor.com recently reported that…