How to Survive the Coming Changes to Ontario Employment and Labour Legislation

Proposed changes to Ontario’s minimum wage, together with reforms to the province’s employment and labour laws, could cause significant hardship to small and medium sized business owners (SMBs) unprepared to meet the challenge. The proposed changes include the following: A 32% increase in the provincial minimum wage from the current $11.40 per hour to $15.00 per hour by January 1, …

What Does Leadership Mean in a Small- or Medium-sized Business?

Owning and managing a business is hard work. Running a successful business, satisfying customers, finding new customers, fighting off competition and staying current on the technology curve is harder still.  Doing it year after year can be gruelling.  You can never take anything for granted, you certainly can’t do it alone, and you dare not take your eye off the …

Business Leadership Lessons from the Toronto Maple Leafs

If your business is struggling under the burden of entrenched mediocrity with a disengaged workforce and the consequent frustration of dissatisfied customers, and if you are unable to see a way out of the morass, just look to the rejuvenated Toronto Maple Leaf franchise for hope, inspiration and direction. After floundering in aimless pursuit for relevance for more years than …