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As an entrepreneur you have many hats to wear and skills to master. Community Future's own experts are building a library of short videos that include practical tips and strategies to help your business succeed and grow!

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My Multi-Generational Workplace Hat

My Multi-Generational Workplace Hat

Many workforces consist of multi-generations. Each generation brings something to the table that can help your business succeed and grow. Laurie breaks downs the strengths and weaknesses that will help you get the most from your team.

My Social Reviews Hat

My Social Reviews Hat

Wondering how to remove reviews that are a scam? Elizabeth walks through the steps to report and delete reviews that are scams, leading your potential clients to a site or person that is not associated with your business. Reporting and deleting these reviews will hep you stay on brand and will help your potential clients/customers trust your business.

My Recruitment Hat

My Recruitment Hat

Are you struggling to find new and excellent employees? You are not alone!
Elizabeth welcomes back Laurie Walters to walk through some easy-to-implement tips and strategies to help you find the right employee for your business needs.

My Retention Hat

My Retention Hat

Welcome back Laurie Walters! Laurie walks through tips and strategies to help you keep your excellent employees. The You've Got Talent Guide will help you recruit and retain employees, saving you time, money and stress!

My Lending Hat - The When & Why of Business Lending

My Lending Hat - The When & Why of Business Lending

Elizabeth welcomes Siggi, CFNC's own loans manager, to discuss the When & Why of business lending for startups! Find out what you will need to be successful with your loan application and how Community Futures can help get you there!

My Start-Up Hat

My Start-Up Hat

Are you thinking about starting your own business? There are many things to do when starting your own business. Elizabeth welcomes Bonnie McLean from Community Futures Peace Liard for a walk-through of a Business Start-Up Checklist that will get you moving forward with your business idea and plans!

My Circular Economy Hat

My Circular Economy Hat

Elizabeth welcomes Georgia Lavender for a walk-through of Circular Economy. Wondering if there is an opportunity for a Circular Economy in your business or your business idea? Be sure to watch to the end for amazing examples right here in BC!

My Business Continuity Hat

My Business Continuity Hat

Do you have a business? If you answered yes, this is for you! Elizabeth welcomes Colin O'Leary to explore the importance of business continuity planning and tools that make it easier for you to get your plan in place starting now.

My Lending Hat - The 5C

My Lending Hat - The 5C's of Lending

Did you know Community Futures focuses on the 5 C's of lending? Wondering what they are? Elizabeth welcomes Siggi Stoldt to break it all down for us.

My Exporting Hat

My Exporting Hat

Elizabeth welcomes Tim Thomas from Export Navigator to discuss the 3 Myths of Exporting. Whether you are selling to other provinces or countries, exporting rules and regulations apply!
Access free and confidential support for your business with Export Navigator.

Thinking About Selling Your Business?

Thinking About Selling Your Business?

Elizabeth welcomes Darrell Goertzen for a walk-through of Venture Connect. Where you can access expert, confidential advice and support throughout the process of selling (or buying) a business!

Why it is Necessary to Understand Your Books

Why it is Necessary to Understand Your Books

Do you have a handle on your books? As a business owner, knowing and understanding your books will help you operate efficiently, make better business decisions and save you time and money. We welcome Ellen Gross to walk through the top three reasons why it is important to know and understand your business' books.

How to Keep Your Bookkeeper Happy & Save Money!

How to Keep Your Bookkeeper Happy & Save Money!

We welcome Ellen Gross for a walkthrough of three (3) easy things you can do to keep your bookkeeper happy and save money!

Employees vs Self-Employed Workers

Employees vs Self-Employed Workers

Small businesses are currently faced with a tight labour market, meaning there is a high demand for labour and a low supply. We understand the challenges this causes our small businesses. You have options!
Community Futures’ very own Sherri Flavel shares the key differences of hiring an employee vs a self-employed worker. Knowing and understanding the key differences can allow your business to be scalable as needed and save you money.

Planning A Successful Succession

Planning A Successful Succession

Are you considering selling your business? Elizabeth welcomes Laurie Walters, CF's own succession planning pro! We discuss the key elements that will help you Plan A Successful Succession.
Download your own copy of the Planning A Successful Succession workbook to get you started!

Interviewing a Bookkeeper

Interviewing a Bookkeeper

As a business owner, you may be considering hiring a bookkeeper... Before you do, there are some things you should know!
It is important to have an interview process that will ensure you are confirming the skills and abilities that are required for the position. Elizabeth welcomes Ellen Gross for a roundtable discussion (part 2) where you will discuss interview tactics and skill testing options.

The Chamber Plan Employee Benefits

The Chamber Plan Employee Benefits

Recruitment and Retention, it's not just about wages anymore! More often employees are considering work-life balance, benefits, the culture of their workplace...
Greg Andrews outlines the Chamber Plan - Employee Benefits. This could be a game-changer for recruitment and retention within your business.

Hiring a Bookkeeper

Hiring a Bookkeeper

Considering hiring a bookkeeper? There are some things to plan before you hang your "We're Hiring" sign.
Ellen discusses 3 things to plan when hiring a bookkeeper. Things that will save you time and money!

Month End Reconciliation

Month End Reconciliation

Month-end reconciliation is a necessary task that will keep you on track and potentially save you money! Walkthrough a typical month-end reconciliation with Ellen. Are you dotting all your i's and crossing all your t's?

5 Things You Can Do to Boost Recruitment & Retention

5 Things You Can Do to Boost Recruitment & Retention

Elizabeth welcomes Kathy Somerville for My R&R Hat. Kathy shares her top 5, tried and true, inexpensive things you can do to boost Recruitment & Retention in your business.
Kathy brings 35 years of experience working in retail, managing employees, keeping them engaged and making them feel like they are a part of the team.
Have questions? You can connect with Kathy at qchamber@quesnelbc.com

My Digital Marketing Hat

My Digital Marketing Hat

As a business owner or Not-For-Profit manager, you have projects to track.
We discuss and explore three digital tools to make it easier for you and your team to plan, collaborate, share details and be sure you are all on the same page! Elizabeth introduces Project Planner, Simple Gannt Chart and Trello.

Digital Tools to Keep & File Receipts

Digital Tools to Keep & File Receipts

Elizabeth welcomes Ellen Gross, our own Bookkeeping expert! Keeping and filing receipts is mandatory as a business owner and can be a daunting task!
Ellen introduces Google Docs, Auto-Entry and Wave, digital tools that can help you keep and file those much-needed receipts!

Asset Tracking with SAGE

Asset Tracking with SAGE

As a business owner, you will need to track dollars spent on specific projects to determine the project viability for the business. Ellen walks through an asset tracking scenario using SAGE.

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