Webinar alert! Tune into CFIB & Microsoft’s “It’s a data driven world” presentation

Register for “It’s a Data Driven World” CFIB live webinar by Microsoft to find out how your organization can compete and win in a new data-driven world!

Data driven webinar

Join us for “It’s a Data Driven World,” a live CFIB webinar co-hosted by Microsoft cloud specialists David Iudiciani & Ron Chang. Designed for Canadian small business owners, we explore how harnessing data unlocks opportunities to grow your business.

  • Discover the importance of data at a macro level
  • Learn how to modernize with a modern data estate
  • Dive into real-world examples of data at work
  • Understand the role of security and compliance
  • Get inspired to start your digital transformation!

Register now for “It’s a Data Driven World” CFIB live webinar

Webinar dates

It’s a Data Driven World: November 21, 2017 @ 1PM, EDT
It’s a Data Driven World: November 23, 2017 @ 1PM, EDT

Live & interactive

After their presentation on the world of data, David and Ron will answer questions live from you and other members of the audience. This is your opportunity to discover the transformative potential of data in the rapidly digitizing Canadian economy.

Register now for “It’s a Data Driven World” CFIB live webinar

Related ebook

how-to-thrive-microsoft-image-for-office-365Looking for more on modern data practices? Microsoft’s ebook—“Bring your data to life”—can help. This resource outlines how Office 365 and Power BI can work for your team. Includes 10 things you can do in your first 10 minutes with Power BI!

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

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: Protect your business from credit card fraud

shutterstock_216859354Did you know that one in five small businesses in Canada will get hit with some form of fraud? In fact, the average small business owner will spend more than $6000 fighting fraud.

At CFIB, we help our 109,000 members avoid and combat fraud in their businesses in every way we can. This is why we’ve teamed up with Chase Paymentech and Visa to bring you a free webinar!

In this 30-minute webinar, designed to help you prevent and fight fraud in your place of business, you’ll learn:

  • Small business security basics
  • How to protect customer data
  • Red flags to watch out for
  • PCI Data Security Standards
  • What to do if you get scammed

There will be a 15 minute Q&A at the end of the presentation so please come armed with your questions.

This webinar is free but space is limited. Please sign up for your preferred date below.

Protect Your Business from Credit Card Fraud
October 25, 2016 at 1pm EDT

Protect Your Business from Credit Card Fraud
October 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT


Free Webinar! How to be Your Own HR Department: Hire Like a Pro

shutterstock_216859354At CFIB, our business counsellors receive tens of thousands of calls from our members each and every year. Many of those calls are about HR issues.

If you’re even thinking about hiring an employee or two you already know that recruiting takes time and money. It can be even more challenging for a small business owner as they are hire all on their own, without an HR department. This is why CFIB is offering our expertise and vast experience to via a FREE webinar to help you hire faster, smarter and better!

In this free webinar, a knowledgeable and experienced business counsellor will offer valuable tips, information and customizable templates to help you hire like a pro.

Here are some of the topics we will be covering:

  • Writing a persuasive job ad
  • Where to post – Does Social Media actually work?
  • Interviewing – Asking the right questions to find the right person
  • Credit and criminal check
  • Using social media to investigate candidates – dos and don’ts
  • Checking references

Let us help you save your time and money in just 45 minutes (plus a15 minute Q&A). Join us in celebrating Small Business Month with this free webinar.

How to be Your Own HR Department: Hire Like a Pro
October 19, 2016 at 1 pm EDT

Être son propre service RH, c’est possible : embauchez comme un pro!
Le 20 octobre 2016 à 13 h (HNE)

Space is limited. Sign up today!


Free Webinar – Creating a Successful Small Business Website 101: Approach and Execution

Did you know that 88% of Canadians will research online before making a purchase at your place of business? Furthermore, 80% of Canadians’ searches are for local purchases.

Having a compelling, effective website is no longer a nice to have for entrepreneurs. It is now an essential tool in running your successful small business. Everyone is looking for the magic bullet solution – the tactical advantage that will act as a launch pad for your business and its bottom line.

There are numerous tools and strategies that businesses can implement on the web to contribute to that goal, but which ones do you choose, and are those individual tactics enough?

In this free webinar, Andrew VanderPloeg, VP Communications at Bark Communications, will share valuable strategies on how to strategically approach your site, and then within that strategy, employ effective tactics to win on the web.

This webinar is free but space is limited. Please sign up for your preferred date below today.

Creating a Successful Small Business Website 101: Approach and Execution
September 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT

Creating a Successful Small Business Website 101: Approach and Execution
September 28, 2016 at 1pm EDT

You do not need to be a web developer or designer to benefit from this webinar.

FREE WEBINAR: Preventing Fraud in Your Small Business

StopSign_02_vector_jpgMarch is Fraud Awareness Month in Canada. It lasts for an entire month because that’s how big of deal fraud is! And not just for individuals. Small businesses can be very susceptible to fraud. Every year, small business owners become victims of fraud, sometimes with devastating effects. In fact, it is estimated that fraud is costing small businesses millions of dollars annually.

CFIB works on anti-fraud initiatives all year long for our small business members. When March hits the calendar, however, our Fraud Squad jumps into action with a lot of activities and awareness initiatives. As such, and in recognition of March Fraud Awareness Month, CFIB is hosting a FREE webinar! Preventing Fraud in Your Small Business will provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with  valuable, actionable info on how to recognize, report and stop fraud.

During this free webinar, participants will learn about the types of fraud specifically targeting small businesses

  1. Credit card fraud
  2. Directory fraud
  3. Health and safety*
  4. And more!

This webinar will also cover the steps you need to take when you see fraud and what you can do as a small business owner if you are a victim of fraud.

Register for CFIB’s free webinar today. Space is limited.

Preventing Fraud in Your Small Business

Apprenez à reconnaître et prévenir la fraude dans votre entreprise
March 9th, 1pm EST

Preventing Fraud in Your Small Business
March 10th, 1pm EST

*Yes there is fraudulent activity surrounding health and safety. If you don’t know, take the webinar!

Free Webinar: 5 Simple Ways to Improve Small Business Workplace Health and Safety

Safety equipmentNorth American Occupational Safety and Health Week is May 3-9! To acknowledge this week long event as well as the importance of health and safety in the small business environment, CFIB is hosting a free webinar on improving safety in the workplace.

As a small business owner, you’re already aware that a safe workplace for your employees is vital to the success of your business.  But did you know that injury leaves account for more than 240,000 claims resulting in time lost each year?  For a small business, employee absence can be critical. It can lead to an inability to get work completed on time, lowered morale, loss of money, loss of opportunity and it can even open up the possibility of lawsuits.

Large businesses have departments to take care of occupational health and safety rules and standards. Most small businesses don’t have those resources and must meet the same requirements on their own.  What small businesses in Canada do have, however, is CFIB.

CFIB is here to help your small business become, stay and prove compliance with carefully crafted templates and worksheets to follow, knowledgeable business counsellors available to answer all of your questions via phone or email and, now, a free webinar!

This webinar, open to members and non-members of our non-profit organization, will provide simple steps your business can take to improve its health and safety practices.  Safer workplaces save businesses valuable time and money.

Register now for CFIB’s Free Small Business Webinar on workplace Health and Safety:

 Mieux vaut prévenir que guérir :
5 façons simples d’améliorer la santé et la sécurité au travail dans votre PME
May 6th, 1pm EST

Better safe than sorry:
5 Simple Ways Your Small Business Can Improve Workplace Health and Safety
May 7th, 1 pm EST

Please share the webinar link with other SME owners who you think will benefit from learning five simple ways to improve workplace health and safety. This webinar is open to all members of the small business community. If you would like more information about becoming a CFIB member, and you have been in business for more than two years, visit the Canadian Federation of Independent Business website. If you have been in business for less than two years, visit the CFIB My StartUp program, which gives you a free six-month membership to CFIB.