How to Prepare Your Franchise Business for a Natural Disaster

As the recent tornadoes in Ottawa and Gatineau have proven, disasters can strike at any moment. Flooding, ice storms, hurricanes, blizzards, earthquakes, tsunamis, wildfires and any other natural disaster can leave your franchise business in a state of ruin.

But, that doesn’t mean y[...] Read more...

6 Ways to Thank Your Employees When They Do an Outstanding Job

Business owners who have the pleasure of working with great employees know that they should be thankful for those employees. Not every employee does an outstanding job, so when you find one that does, it is a good idea to let them know they are appreciated.

In honour of Thanksgiving, here[...] Read more...

5 Things to be Thankful for When You’re a Canadian Franchisee

It’s almost Thanksgiving and that means it’s time to recount what you are thankful for. Of course there is a lot to be thankful for if you live in Canada. Our way of life here and standard of living makes residing in Canada something to be thankful for in and of itself.

While [...] Read more...

How to Reduce Stress in the Workplace, Make Your Employees Happier and Make Your Franchise More Productive

Workplace stress can be a stone cold killer.

It may sound melodramatic to say it like that, but it actually does contribute to ill health and, in extreme cases, death.

Stanford Graduate School of Business professor Jeffrey Pfeffer, in his book “Dying for a Paycheck: How Mode[...] Read more...