Hiring Best Practices
The need to hire means exciting times! Fresh ideas and different skill sets can add significant value to your business, so making good hiring decisions is fundamental! Getting it right provides peace of mind, and ensures a smooth execution of your vision and mission.
Ensuring a productive culture as you scale your business
Human Resources is commonly becoming accepted as a strategic business partner, worthy of a seat at the highest levels of leadership within many organizations. With the advent of social networking, and new digital technologies, human resources specialists are now expected to not only deliver value, but to deliver it at a faster pace; often with a global reach.
What do I need to know about starting a franchise?
If you don’t want to start a business from scratch or buy an existing business, franchising may a good choice for you. Franchises employ over 1 million Canadians and generate approximately $68 billion in revenue every year.1 Franchising can reduce some of the risks of starting your own business, but you may also feel restricted by a lack of flexibility in decision-making.
Choosing a payment processing solution
There are a myriad of options available to business owners when it comes to payment processing solutions. This video will help you consider the steps you need to take to choose a solution that offers convenience, safety, reliability, and security to both you and your customers.
Marketing your business
As a small business owner, you have a lot of day-to-day tasks, but one of the most important? Getting the word out to potential customers about your product or service. In the short video below, you'll learn a few marketing tips and tricks to help you get started.
Knowing your numbers matters
While every business owner knows there’s more to running a business than managing the financials, there’s no no escaping the fact that the numbers are critically important when it comes to making informed decisions around business growth, accepting new clients, and managing cash flow.
Five common small business mistakes to avoid
It might seem like Arjun Kumar, winner of the BMO-sponsored AIR MILES®† For Business Small Business Achievement Award, has it all figured out when it comes to running a small business. But he didn’t get here without facing some adversity.
Registering your business
Your decision to start a business is an exciting one. While many business owners start with a plan to inform and attract potential customers, one thing you’ll also need to do is register your business with various levels of government, for many reasons.