Free Webinar: The 7 Phases of Buying an Existing Business

For the first time in Canada, we have more people over the age of 65 than under the age of 15. There is $1.9 trillion worth of assets looking to change hands.  Additionally, finding the right business with good market share, proven cash flow and a veteran staff already in place can increase the odds of long-term business success.  This is why SuccessionMatching.com, The Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) and Futurpreneur have partnered to bring you an informative FREE webinar on the topic of buying a business.

This webinar, presented by Alison Anderson of SuccessionMatching.com in partnership with the CFIB and Futurpreneur, will cover everything you need to know and ask before buying a business, including:

  • 6 reasons to buy an existing business
  • The three types of succession planning
  • Timelines and Expectations
  • Resources and financing options available to buy an existing business

Please join us for this free 30 minute webinar plus 15 minute Q&A by clicking the link to the date you prefer below. Come armed with questions!

The 7 Phases of Buying an Existing Business
April 25, 2017 @ 1pm EDT
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7704455378716349442


Free Webinar: Fraud, Cyber Security and the Cloud: What your business needs to know

To celebrate Fraud Awareness Month 2017, CFIB has teamed up with Microsoft Canada to bring CFIB members and guests a free webinar. In this webinar, hosted by David Ludiciani, Product Marketing Manager, Microsoft Canada, we will explore 3 areas of cyber security: 

Part 1: Security Check-Up You hear more every day about cyber hacks and cyber attacks. But what are they, and what risk does your company face? To start off, we’ll show you why you need to think about security regardless of the size of your business.

Part 2: Demystifying Common Threats From phishing to malware, we’ll cover a variety of threats and the changing environment of cyber attacks. The threat landscape today is complex and creative, and the more knowledgeable you are, the better you can protect your most important assets.

Part 3: How the Cloud can Help Secure Small Business Adopting cloud software can transform how you do business, but it also carries more complexity and risk. In order to adapt to changing technology, start your transformation by thinking about security.

Join us for this free 30 minute presentation followed with a 15 minute Q&A session.

Space is limited so register today for your preferred date by clicking a link below.

Fraud, Cyber Security and the Cloud, what your business needs to know
March 14, 2017 @ 1pm EST

Fraud, Cyber Security and the Cloud, what your business needs to know
March 16, 2017 @ 1pm EST


Free Webinar: How to Leverage LinkedIn for your Business

While there are various social platforms, many CFIB members have asked us how to best leverage their LinkedIn accounts to promote their business, obtain new clients and build relationships. Now valued CFIB members, CFIB’s My Startup members and guests will have your chance to ask the experts at Microsoft and LinkedIn!

In this webinar, Microsoft together with LinkedIn will discuss the differences between leveraging Social Media for your personal brand and utilizing Social Media as a strategic tool for your business.

This free webinar will explore:

  • How to create the optimal Personal LinkedIn Profile
  • LinkedIn Engagement: Company Pages, Groups, Social Selling and more
  • How to amplify your content on Social Media (i.e. content on your website or blog)
  • How to use LinkedIn to acquire new customers

Please join CFIB, Microsoft and LinkedIn for this free 30 minute webinar, followed by a 15 minute Q&A. Simply click on the date of your choice, below.

How to Leverage LinkedIn for your Business
February 14, 2017 @ 1pm EST

 How to Leverage LinkedIn for your Business
February 15, 2017 @ 1pm EST

Seating is limited so make sure to reserve your spot today!


Free webinar! How to build a cost-effective, employee-focused return-to-work plan

If a workplace injury happens, you want to limit the impact of the accident for your employee and your bottom line. An effective Return-to-Work Program can help you achieve both these goals, saving you thousands of dollars while ensuring your employees are healthy, safe and productive even after an injury has occurred.

CFIB has developed a comprehensive Return-to-Work Program to help you reduce the cost of an injury on your employees and your business, which we will share for free in this free 30 minute webinar.

What you will learn in this webinar:

  • Proactively protect your business – How being prepared for a workplace injury can save you a lot more than workers compensation premiums.
  • Return-to-Work Plan – How to set one up at your workplace and we review the elements it should contain.
  • Employee Care Package – What documents are needed to communicate with your employee and their health care providers after a workplace injury?
  • Modified Work Offer – How to use our templates to create and customize a modified work offer for an injured employee.

This webinar is 30 minutes in duration, plus 15 minutes Q&A. Registration is free but capacity is limited. Please sign up via the links below:


How to build a cost-effective, employee-focused return-to-work plan
January 24, 2016 at 1pm EST

Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/420118274565976835


How to build a cost-effective, employee-focused return-to-work plan
January 26, 2016 at 1pm EST
Registration URL: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/9107890709740449027


Free webinar: Currency basics for importer/exporters

This free webinar is a must-attend for small business owners who are new to importing/exporting game. During this 30 minute webinar, Ted Mallett, VP and Chief Economist at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business and Noah Parvez at EncoreFX, a financial services company that provides currency hedging services for small businesses, will cover

  • A brief history of currency fluctuations and what that has meant to small biz
  • An introduction to currency management techniques
  • How to measure and neutralize risk
  • Available hedging tools that are available and what would be involved in taking part in them

This webinar is about identifying risk exposure to currency markets, and then evaluating what can be done, and for what price. This webinar is not a sales presentation. Join us for this free 45 minute webinar (includes 15 minute Q&A) by registering today via the link below:

Currency basics for importer/exporters: How to evaluate and lessen risk from the cost of foreign exchange
November 30, 2016 at 1pm EDT


Free Webinar! Managing Difficult Employees: Solutions to Improve Your Workplace

 

As your business evolves and grows, you are no longer defined solely as a small business owner; you are a manager, an HR director and a leader. As a leader, you will need to work quickly not just to build up your exemplary employees, but also recognize when there is a questionable fit in the work place, and pinpoint the issue or issues. This is not always easy but CFIB is here to help. Please join us for our FREE webinar, Managing Difficult Employees: Solutions to Improve Your Workplace. In this 30 minute webinar, you will learn:

  • How to identify a problem employee
  • The difference between a problem employee and an employee having problems
  • How performance reviews and open communication can help turn a problem employee into a good employee
  • How to protect your business and your worker when termination is the only option

At the end of the webinar there will be a 15 minute Q&A so please come armed with your HR questions. Seating is free but also limited. Please register for the webinar by choosing the date you would like to attend and click the link below.

Managing Difficult Employees: Solutions to Improve Your Workplace
November 22 at 1pm EDT

Managing Difficult Employees: Solutions to Improve Your Workplace
November 24, 2016 at 1pm EDT


Brookfield GIS Procurement Ninjas!

I like to think of our team as “Procurement Ninjas”, especially as we build relationships with small and medium businesses across Canada. We are actively looking to engage with businesses that provide property management and project delivery services for hundreds of opportunities and locations across Canada.

Since April 1, 2015 Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (Brookfield GIS) has been providing property management and project delivery services to the federal government through Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC). This includes providing services such as Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), electrical and plumbing in locations such as Yellowknife, NT. For example, our Procurement Ninja for Yellowknife (Shaun Ritchie) is currently looking for service providers for the Henry Larson and Greenstone buildings in Yellowknife.

Services that we are looking for include:

Property Management:

  • Fire, Life Safety
  • Waste & Recycling
  • Elevator Maintenance
  • Energy Audit & Services
  • Janitorial
  • Electrical
  • Landscaping & Snow Removal
  • Pest Control
  • Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning
  • Plumbing

Project Delivery:

  • Construction Management
  • Architectural
  • Consulting Services
  • Studies & Assessments
  • Accommodations & Office Refits
  • Design Services
  • Minor Repairs & Building Upgrades

So if you are a small business and looking to access government opportunities across Canada, contact one of our Procurement Ninjas.

Province/ Territory Procurement Email
BC, YT rp1pacific.procurement@brookfieldgis.com
AB, SK, MB, NT, NU rp1west.procurement@brookfieldgis.com
ON rp1ontario.procurement@brookfieldgis.com
Ottawa/ Gatineau rp1ncr.procurement@brookfieldgis.com
QC rp1quebec.procurement@brookfieldgis.com
NB, NS, PE, NL rp1atlantic.procurement@brookfieldgis.com

julie-matthews-2Julie Matthews, Director, Tenant Communications, Brookfield GIS

Julie Matthews is a leader with a strong record of accomplishment developing and managing end-to-end solutions delivery. She has more than 23 years of experience delivering programs and projects within the real estate environment. Julie is responsible for the development and implementation of the Tenant Relationship Management and Communications framework to support the federal government’s  contract with Brookfield GIS. Julie works closely with Brookfield GIS regional leads across Canada to develop and implement communication strategies.

LinkedIn: https://ca.linkedin.com/in/juliematthews
Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions
LinkedIn Group: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4202869
www.brookfieldgis.com

Free Webinar! Big opportunities for small business: How to access Canadian Government contracts

November 15, 2016 at 1pm EDT


Free Webinar! Big opportunities for small business: How to access Canadian Government contracts

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Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (Brookfield GIS) was recently awarded six multi-year contracts for the provision of property management services, project delivery services, lease services and optional related real property services across Canada. The total potential value of the six contracts, including all optional services and all option years, is $22.8 billion.

CFIB is teaming up with Brookfield GIS to provide help you gain access to these procurement opportunities and provide assistance with the procurement process. If you are interested in learning more about the Brookfield GIS procurement opportunities in your area and industry, and how to apply, please join us for a free webinar. This webinar will cover:

  • Types of available procurements through Brookfield GIS
  • How to find opportunities in your area and industry
  • Navigating the application process
  • How to get step-by-step support

Attendance is free but space is limited. Please register via the link below.

Big opportunities for small business: How to access Government contracts

November 15, 2016 at 1pm EDT