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Is love in the air? Why it can hurt your brokerage

July 4, 2019 by Adam Malik

Brokerages need to have a formal workplace relationship policy in place. Otherwise, they’re at risk of things getting messy. Workplace issues like bullying and harassment are challenging enough; the problems are only compounded when you add a relationship to the

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Is running your brokerage affecting your mental health?

June 28, 2019 by Adam Malik

The stress of being an entrepreneur is taking its toll on the mental health of small business owners. Whether it’s the anxiety related to cash flow issues, finding talent, or figuring how to make it all work at home and

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Covering Small Business Cyber Exposure

October 18, 2018 David Gambrill

Considering the potentially devastating effect of a cyber attack on a small business in Canada, it’s surprising to see a recent study showing that more than a third of Canadian firms do not report carrying cyber insurance coverage. “For me,

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How new tax laws could affect brokers’ retirement plans

October 18, 2018 by Greg Meckbach

Brokerage owners looking for ways to reduce their tax bill could have more incentive in 2019 to max out their registered retirement savings plan, a tax expert told Canadian Underwriter. For some family-owned businesses, there is “an added reason” for

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3 Ways to Win Over the Small Business Owner

October 14, 2018 Plamen Petkov

Plamen Petkov, vice president of Ontario and business resources at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, which represents 110,000 small businesses across Canada, provides insight to help brokers forge successful business partnerships with small business owners. DO: Establish very clearly

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The Psychology of the Small Business Owner

October 8, 2018 Richard Spence

Consider the sheer courage of Canadian business owners. With so many commercial risks and liabilities, from property and casualty to employee fraud, credit risk, key-person vulnerabilities – and now cyber attack (see story on Page 23) – it’s a wonder