Small Business Advice


How to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

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Feb 2018

How to Make Employees Fall in Love With Their Work

Okay, right off the top, just like regular relationships, you can’t force your employees to fall in love with you. That’s a one-way ticket to a painful break up. However, building a strong working relationship isn’t all that different from building a romantic one… with some very obvious exceptions. Here’s some steps you can take to build stronger relationships with your employees so they can...

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5 Ways To Cut Employee Costs Without Cutting Benefits

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Feb 2018

5 Ways To Cut Employee Costs Without Cutting Benefits

With the minimum wage increase last month, some businesses were getting a lot of flack for cutting certain benefits from their payroll. Pay increases may end up costing small businesses more money than increasing benefits. However, it’s important not to get to hasty with benefit cuts as negative push back from employees and stakeholders could end up costing you morale and productivity. So before you...

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How to Prevent Winter Blues in the Workplace

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Jan 2018

How to Prevent Winter Blues in the Workplace

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects 4-6% of Canadians in their lifetime, but another 15% experience a milder form of SAD. SAD is a type of depression which is related to the changes in seasons. Mayo Clinic says some of the “signs and symptoms may include: Having low energy, having problems with sleeping, having difficulty concentrating, feeling sluggish or agitated, feeling depressed most of the day...

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How to Make Your Workplace Resolution-Friendly

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Jan 2018

How to Make Your Workplace Resolution-Friendly

At this point, you’ve probably spoken to your co-workers about their 2018 goals or resolutions. By now, you have may also found someone going back on their resolution. Here’s a question: did you laugh with them, give them a hard time, or ignore it? Here at Bensol, we will be away at an offsite planning session January 18/19th to set our business goals for the year...

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Everything to Know About OHIP+ Coming in January

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Dec 2017

Everything to Know About OHIP+ Coming in January

Perhaps you’ve heard by now, that the Ontario Government is changing coverage for people under age 25. Starting January 1, 2018, people under the age of 25 will have coverage to over 4,400 drugs from OHIP. It’s called OHIP+ and it means that come January 1st, OHIP+ provides free coverage for the most common prescription drugs. However, many people are wondering what this means in...

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5 Important Takeaways from the 2017 Sanofi Employee Benefits Survey

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Nov 2017

5 Important Takeaways from the 2017 Sanofi Employee Benefits Survey

For us benefits consultants, the Sanofi Survey is almost like a holy text. The information gathered from this survey comes from all of North America’s largest insurance providers to better understand what both employers and employees think of their benefit plans. When you boil down the data, you get very actionable steps of how to improve your small business benefits plans, which in turn will...

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Why Giving Back is Good for Business

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Nov 2017

Why Giving Back is Good for Business

The first snow of the season is now behind us. So you know what that means. Holiday cheer is in the air! The holidays are a perfect time to give back to the Guelph-Wellington community. Giving back can be a great way to increase morale around a stressful season and add a much needed boost to morale before those Winter Blues set in. If you’ve...

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What Are the 5 Scariest Small Business Benefits to Go Without?

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Oct 2017

What Are the 5 Scariest Small Business Benefits to Go Without?

The scariest time of the year is nearly upon us. So the question is: what do small business insurance consultants like us fear most? Our biggest fear is Small businesses not ensuring their workplace is a great place to work that attracts the best talent! So this Halloween, our treat is letting you know which office perks your business shouldn’t go without. That way, you...

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Our Secret Weapons to Productivity You Can Try Right Now

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Oct 2017

Our Secret Weapons to Productivity You Can Try Right Now

This time of the year, it can be tough to focus. With the weather not as nice, and the holiday season soon underway, it’s easy to get distracted by negative or stressful thoughts. Of course, people who try to be productive are only going to feel more stressed if they feel a lack of focus. But there’s no need to worry. We’ve scoured the internet...

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Our Favourite Places in Guelph to do Corporate Team Building

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Oct 2017

Our Favourite Places in Guelph to do Corporate Team Building

Business doesn’t have to be serious all the time. If it is, you have a serious problem on your hands. Your employees are people. And like most people, they like having fun. Most fun is had away from work, so when fun enters the workplace, you can really win points with your employees. Plus, the happier your employees, the more productive they’ll be. One of...

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