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Michelle Meerse

07.23.17

Top 10 Threats to Small Business


Optimism is the fuel that drives the entrepreneurial spirit, so it isn’t surprising that most small business owners consider themselves optimists. Too much optimism, however, can get a small business owner into trouble. A business plan built solely [...]

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07.23.17

Risky Business: Personal Mobile Devices at Work


In a recent survey conducted by Harris-Decima for Rogers, almost half of Canadian smartphone owners said they keep their device with them pretty much 24/7. Hmmmm, turns out I’m just another sorrowful statistic! In all fairness, we live in [...]

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07.23.17

Fire Safety Tips & Tools for Small Business


Fires are a serious risk for businesses of all types. It’s up to employers, managers and employees to take the proper precautions to keep themselves, their co-workers and the company safe from fire hazards. Not to worry, we [...]

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07.23.17

Keep Your Business Afloat


The fickle nature of Canadian weather only exacerbates the unpredictability of floods, and with so many areas susceptible to flooding, one unexpected severe storm can trigger widespread, damaging floods. Ignoring the issue of possible flooding can sink your business. [...]

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07.23.17

Surf Safe: Tricks to Recognize Spam


I’m not sure what’s changed, but as of late I seem to be receiving an increasing amount of spam. Random emails are invading my inbox at work, home and my social sites. In the rush to keep up [...]

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07.23.17

The Balancing Act: Work vs Life


According to recent studies, nearly 66% of Canadians put in 45 hours of work each week—50% more people than 20 years ago. Not only are many people putting in more hours – over 1/2 of the 25,000 Canadians who responded [...]

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07.23.17

How Many Bullies do you Work With?


“Why should Caesar get to stomp around like a giant, while the rest of us try not to get smushed under his big feet? What’s so great about Caesar? Hmm? Brutus is just as cute as Caesar. Brutus [...]

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07.23.17

From Bad to Worse SHARE:


The majority of us like to think we could handle the stress of a disaster – that we’d keep our cool should something happen. Unfortunately, the reality is without practicing safety drills on a regular basis – panic [...]

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07.23.17

Ewww… desks are dirtier than toilet seats


The typical employee’s desk has more bacteria per square centimeter than an office toilet seat. Desks, phones and other private surfaces are also prime habitats for the viruses and bacteria that cause colds, the flu, strep throat, pneumonia [...]

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07.23.17

Running a Business? Don’t be a Wile E.


All of us have a soft spot for Wile E. Coyote – I mean he tries and he tries and we sympathize, we do – but he’s not a character most of us want to emulate. On the flip [...]

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