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This month’s themes surround mitigating business risks, the importance and methods of reducing workplace mental health issues, how some small businesses pivoted to success despite the pandemic and rise of the omicron variant, and the introduction of 18 and 24 month term loans. Furthermore, this month is also Black History Month. We encourage you to join us in honouring the enormous contributions that Black people have made, and continue to make, in all sectors of society.
We have all heard of the saying “bent but not broken” but for small business owners this statement resonates now more than ever. While the COVID-19 pandemic has, and continues to, make operating a small business increasingly difficult, there are some businesses that were able to transition and experience growth and success despite the downfalls of the pandemic.
Mental health issues affect every business in Canada. Discover the background on mental health issues, and strategies you can implement to help create and maintain a healthier workplace.
If you are a small business owner or have plans to start your own business, it is crucial to analyze the associated risks and mitigate them to the extent possible. There are a variety of risk factors involved in running a business and we want to share our thoughts on ways to navigate through them.
Money laundering is becoming progressively hard to detect and trace due to the evolution of technology and integration of economies among markets, which has led to more complex and less traceable methods. With the size and scope of money laundering globally, protecting your business from such is so important. We have compiled suggestions for combating money laundering activities.
Some provinces are now relaxing the rules and allowing certain professions to return to work. Explore the reopening plans for your province.
This February is Black History Month. Black people have helped to shape Canada’s heritage and lay the foundation of the diverse and inclusive country that we have become. This Black History Month, let's make a concerted effort to help support Canadian Black-owned small businesses.
We are proud to announce that we have added two new options, 18- and 24-month term loans, to our existing product suite of 2, 3, 4, 6, 9, and 12 month loans (ranging from $500 to $300,000), providing small business owners with an even wider array of options, and empowering you as a Canadian small business owner to make decisions that are right for your needs.Learn all the details
Advice and research for Canadian small businesses from our expert team