Happy Small Business Week Canada! This week, be sure to celebrate your story. With over 300 events across the country, Small Business Week has been celebrating entrepreneurship across Canada for almost 40 years. This week is about recognizing the significant impact your team makes on your business, and your business makes on the economy.
There are so many great ways to celebrate: supporting other local small businesses, hosting an event, investing in new tools for your team or even just reorganizing your space. One way we’re celebrating at Envol is by creating a 4 part blog series dedicated specifically to helping small businesses grow and stay competitive. The 4 topics we will dive into this week include:
How to Attract Top Talent Using Your Employer Brand
If you haven’t been living under a rock lately, you’ve probably noticed that hiring and retaining talent is hard. It’s a struggle out there for companies of all sizes as candidates control the market. Moreover, smaller businesses generally have even less bells and whistles that they can offer top candidates to attract them. Learn how to use your employer brand to stand out in the market and find high quality, sustainable hires.
How to Leverage Total Rewards to Compete With the Big Guys
In 2015, a whopping 97.9% of businesses in Canada were small to medium-sized. Although companies under 500 employees don’t have the same resources as larger corporations, they often offer stronger ties to the community and an ability to adapt more quickly to change. We take a look at how smaller companies can leverage what they have to compete against the big guys.
How to Create A Succession Plan to Fit Your Business
A study by Canadian Federation of Independent Business in 2013 states that 75% of business owners will retire by 2022. This surprising statistic will likely light the fire under the pants of many Canadian business owners. Whether you have started to build your plan or not, it’s time to consider things like the valuation of your business, potential successors and what your exit strategy will be. We walk you through considerations to creating a succession plan that fits your business.
5 Fun Team Activities that Won’t Break the Bank
As a small business that supports other small to medium businesses, we are so excited to celebrate and recognize the entrepreneurs who contribute to our economy. Recognizing your team for their hard work doesn’t have to break your budget. With this in mind, check out these top 5 fun and inexpensive team activities to help boost productivity and engagement in your company.
Help us kick off Small Business Week by using this 4-part blog series to elevate your business. We’ve seen first hand that small businesses often have the biggest stories. Let us help you tell yours.
Contact our team today for your free 30 minute consultation: