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  • Your Business | Small Biz Advisor - Part 88
    chair for small and medium sized enterprises at Schulich BY Staff June 22 2011 The Certified General Accountants of Ontario CGA Ontario has announced a 2 million gift to Entrepreneurs reluctant to hire support BY Staff June 16 2011 Most small business owners would prefer to spend time on actions to make their business Is your client s small business secure BY Staff June 16 2011 Has your client done a security check in the past six months According to an Ipsos Debunking group plan retirement myths part 3 BY Vikram Barhat June 14 2011 Many small business owners may want to provide a group retirement plan for their employees How to sell wellness programs to small businesses BY Alex Gillis June 13 2011 A wellness program is more than Flu Shot Day at work It s anything in a workplace Debunking group retirement plan myths part 2 BY Vikram Barhat June 10 2011 Many small business owners may want to provide a group retirement plan for their employees Looking for new clients Talk to a mom BY Staff June 10 2011 There s a growing force of entrepreneurs Moms says a BMO Bank of Montreal survey It Try a

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  • Your Business | Small Biz Advisor - Part 89
    myths part 1 BY Vikram Barhat June 8 2011 Half of Canada s private workforce is employed by a small business These men and women Legislation doesn t work against workplace bullies BY Staff June 7 2011 Despite legislation that offers Ontario employees protection from workplace harassment new research suggests at least Mobile apps save business owners 5 6 hours a week U S report BY Staff June 6 2011 Smart phones can save a small business owner time and money according to a new Canada Post strike beings in Winnipeg BY Staff June 3 2011 Canada Post workers officially went on strike today The Canadian Union of Postal Workers CUPW began Small business tax breaks prevent growth says economist BY Staff May 31 2011 Small business tax incentives do not create jobs and can in fact restrict a company s Canadians prefer to own businesses RBC BY Advisor ca Staff May 26 2011 Canadians fancy the idea of being their own boss but feel if only finding capital Commission disclosure is table stakes Part 2 BY Vikram Barhat May 19 2011 When it comes to the issue of commission disclosure both Farrow and Simpson are straight Improve your client

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  • Your Business | Small Biz Advisor - Part 90
    the support the can get when it comes In store small business specalists at Rogers retail stores BY Staff May 12 2011 Around 86 of small business owners say reliable communications technology support is essential in allowing Culture influences our communication BY April Scott Clarke Benefits Canada May 3 2011 Do cultural biases have an impact on the decisions your clients make about their retirement 7 ways to protect your company s data BY Leigh Doyle April 26 2011 With the escalating use of mobile devices and tablets along with the growing number of 10 Earth Day tips for small businesses BY Leigh Doyle April 20 2011 More than half of consumers worldwide prefer to purchase products and services from a company The ferris wheel approach How to identify potential in the group retirement market BY Gil McGowan regional vice president business development broker network group retirement savings Desjardins Financial Security April 20 2011 There are times in your career where you just have to stand in front of Business owners identify keys to their success CFIB survey BY Leigh Doyle April 14 2011 What do small businesses credit for the success of their companies A new survey from 3

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  • Your Business | Small Biz Advisor - Part 91
    Workplace Safety and Insurance Don t make your business your retirement egg BMO BY Staff February 16 2011 Small business owners who plan to retire on the profits of the sale of their Find new small business prospects BY Manulife Financial February 11 2011 Prospecting for small businesses begins by identifying where to look here are some suggestions to consider Be Building your business on small business success BY Romana King February 11 2011 Business owners are dedicated hard working and very determined people Just the sheer number Passing the baton BY Anthony Maiorino February 11 2011 Many Canadians have built their wealth by operating a small business Now Build a better relationship by asking more questions BY Manulife Financial February 11 2011 The value of asking open ended questions is clear they help ensure the conversation flows while Tips on closing sales Manulife Financial BY Manulife Financial February 11 2011 You ve made your pitch and now it s time to close the sale This is Small business owners are always open for business BY Manulife Financial February 11 2011 Most of us raise an eyebrow in annoyance when suppliers call us at home Profile Doing what s best

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  • Making the argument for wellness | Small Biz Advisor
    be they health risk assessments fitness campaigns or drug reviews the impact can be profound A new report The Wellness Dividend How Employers can improve employee health and productivity by Graham Lowe is a great resource for the small business advisor who needs concrete arguments for selling wellness programs to clients Providing key statistics on the effectiveness of wellness strategies their costs versus return on investment and implementation rates across Canada it lays out why employee wellness makes sense and provides specific examples of organizations that have successfully implemented wellness programs It also gives advisors the tools to help employers embark on wellness initiatives be they big or small Such an initiative is a workplace vaccine campaign which can be an effective component of a firm s wellness program Often overlooked by employers vaccines can reduce infections in the workforce help keep staff healthy when working and travelling and cut absenteeism rates The immunization edition of the ROI of One Life series makes the case for the inclusion of adult immunization as a cost effective health promotion strategy Unlike the lifestyle changes required when dealing with many chronic diseases adult vaccinations are literally a shot in the arm That s

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  • Help your clients break free of Financial Inertia | Small Biz Advisor
    where to turn Often they just remain static this is financial inertia Start a new kind of conversation Standard Life created tools for advisors to use with clients to help understand their attitudes and knowledge towards investing The Motion Profiler makes sense of how investing and saving fit into their broader life goals The result is to segment your clients into one of five Motion Profiles Understand what is holding

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  • Timing matters | Small Biz Advisor
    and probed how this affects the way they think about and approach group benefits retirement savings and their banking needs And it turns out timing matters a lot Highlights from the report which launches on October 15 illustrate 41 of small business owners and senior executives who currently have a health benefits plan considered offering the plan in their start up phase and 18 actually implemented it at that time On the subject of banking one of the top concerns owners have when dealing with their bank is getting access to more credit These insights and many others may re shape how you build relationships with start ups growing and established businesses By focusing more on relationship building education and value you can set the stage for further business by offering the right solutions at the right time The 2013 Manulife Financial Small Business Research Report is filled with many key insights that have the potential to change how you view and approach your clients The research program includes A robust report packed with research data on how small business owners think about their business depending on what stage they are in Plus analysis and tips from your industry peers

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  • Key questions and answers to prospects | Small Biz Advisor
    your organization I didn t think my employees were that interested in benefits Your answer In a recent survey employees said they d prefer to get a group savings and retirement contribution from their employer than either a yearly bonus or extra vacation days It was too expensive Your answer It doesn t have to be There are plans to fit every budget I thought we were too small to offer a plan Your answer In some ways it s more important for smaller companies to offer benefits because they need to keep trained and skilled employees from drifting towards larger organizations I didn t think we could offer something that could compete with bigger companies Your answer That used to be true but providers have developed innovative new products that provide the right mix of choice and simplicity to smaller companies You may not get all the bells and whistles but you can stand tall in the big leagues 2 Do you face specific human resources challenges in your business such as high turnover or a shortage of qualified candidates for open positions I should be aware of 3 What are your most important goals for a group savings and retirement plan Do you want to help employees save for retirement Do you want to attract skilled employees Do you want to retain existing employees Do you want to motivate employees to become more productive Do you want to reduce your company s taxes 4 Based on these goals what would you say is the primary purpose of the plan 5 Are you aiming to match or exceed a competing company s plan 6 Do you plan to offer matching contributions to motivate your employee to save 7 Do you offer yearly bonuses regular pay raises or other perks

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