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Our Reasons for Joining the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Today

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Mar 2017

Our Reasons for Joining the Guelph Chamber of Commerce Today

If you’re a startup or small business in Guelph or Centre Wellington, chances are you’re already a member or you’ve considered joining the Chamber of Commerce. As long time members ourselves, we can vouch for the value of a membership. This is our list of reasons you should consider joining the city’s largest network of entrepreneurs and small businesses. Getting Your Name Out There Inclusion...

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Ten Things to Consider When Weighing the Cost of Small Business Benefits

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Feb 2017

Ten Things to Consider When Weighing the Cost of Small Business Benefits

Around tax time, you might start considering the state of your finances. A small business may consider cutting or adding benefits. However, before you make any decisions, here’s ten things to consider about the benefits of benefits. 1. Benefits keep your best employees working for you. 2. Benefits mean more to your employees than money   3. Seriously. Benefits really mean a lot to your...

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How Much Does Low Morale Cost Your Small Business?

09

Feb 2017

How Much Does Low Morale Cost Your Small Business?

It’s easy to be happy working in a place like Guelph or Centre Wellington. For an entrepreneur or small business owner, Guelph and Centre Wellington are the perfect towns, with great communities – and the people love supporting local business. While you may be happy with your profits, sales or other business goals as on owner, do your employees feel the same way? The bottom...

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Nov 2016

Mortgage Insurance – How To Get The Best Coverage!

Your home is likely the biggest asset you’ll ever own. So, what’s the best way to ensure its protected should something happen to you? The housing market has been on the rise year over year for quite some time now. There are so many new development projects going up, it’s hard to imagine all the billions of dollars going into these mortgages. To protect these...

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02

Nov 2016

Walking Meetings – Empowering Employees one step at a time!

Employers and employees alike are embracing the growing trend in work meetings.  They’re taking it outside!   Known as ‘walk & talks’, and just like it sounds, walking meetings take place during a walk instead of the office. The workplace offers a great opportunity to promote physical activity.  Changing just one meeting a week from the meeting room to the great outdoors can boost employees’ creativity,...

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10

Jun 2016

5 Reasons to Offer Employee Benefits

Have you been thinking about purchasing group benefits for your business but struggle with justifying the budget spend? Let me share with you a few things that a competitive group benefits plan can do for you! 1.Attract & Retain Valuable Staff You’ve probably experienced the frustration of losing talented staff to companies that offer better employee benefits. Employee benefits programs have proven to be a...

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Spring Into Better Health

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Apr 2016

Spring Into Better Health

Finally, the nice weather has arrived and we can pack away our winter wardrobe! As we shed bulky sweaters and coats we slip into our sandals and colourful spring/summer attire. With that comes the ease of kicking the extra winter weight gain to the curb! By ease, I don’t mean it’s easy to lose but it’s definitely easy to get outside and be more active....

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10

Feb 2016

Federal Taxation of Group Benefits Premiums

If you provide group benefits to your employees, here’s a question you should be asking: Are employer-paid premiums considered a taxable benefit to the employee? If you pay for or give an employee a benefit or service above and beyond their salary, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) will generally require you to include the value of that benefit or service in the employee’s income. Most, but...

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Feb 2016

Are You Paying Too Much for Brand-Name Drugs?

Prescription medication can put a lot of pressure on your employee benefits budget. That’s because researching, developing and launching a new prescription drug is an expensive undertaking. But once that new drug has been developed, copying it for sale as a generic drug is a relatively straightforward procedure. New drugs are patent-protected. To ensure continued investment by pharmaceutical companies, innovating pharmaceutical companies are given exclusive...

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