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5 ways to amplify your small business marketing in 2019

It’s a new year which means new opportunities. The holidays are over and its back to business. As each year passes, more and more changes are taking place in the marketing and social media space and it’s important for businesses of all sizes to keep a pulse on industry trends and emerging technology.  Review the…

20 new laws across Canada to know about this January

The federal and provincial governments have announced numerous new rules for 2019. The changes in legislation range from the arrival of a federal carbon-tax plan to a fee for plastic bags in Prince Edward Island and more.

4 ways to end the year strong and get ahead for the New Year

The New Year brings an opportunity for reflection and forward-thinking on actionable goals. While December is quickly winding down, ending the year strong as a business owner can give you a stronger foothold to prepare for the next one. Take time to acknowledge your successes It’s difficult to make any measurable progress if you haven’t…

5 Ways to Handle Employee Time Off During the Holidays

Encouraging employees to take time-off during the holidays and spend time with loved ones is an important consideration and can be great for boosting productivity and motivation.

Black Friday kicks off holiday sales season

  With Black Friday coming up, it’s the most wonderful time of the year — for sales!  The season of giving brings celebration and time with friends and family.  For business owners however, it also brings a special type of Holiday jingle ringing in the “festive sales season,” which is soon-to-be-here.  While we all know…

US Mid-Terms Create Greater Uncertainty for Small Businesses

On the November 6th U.S midterms the Republicans preserved their Senate majority, while the Democrats took control of House seats — a divisive situation which leaves the future of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal somewhat uncertain.  As many know, trade deals must be passed by both the House and the Senate, so this new…

Lest We Forget

  On November 11th – Remembrance Day – we at Bullfrog Insurance want to take a moment to recognize the sacrifice made by Canadians who fought to protect the rights and freedoms we enjoy each day. To all veterans and to the family and friends of veterans THANK YOU  

Prep Your Business for Carbon Tax

  In Canada, the federal government announced the implementation of a country-wide carbon pricing plan as part of Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s small business tax changes last year.  If you live in Ontario, New Brunswick, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, you’re about to be impacted by the federally imposed carbon tax coming into effect in 2019.  Being…

Perks and Pitfalls of Selling On Amazon

  Amazon has taken the world by storm in a way that’s transformed the e-commerce space.  As many storekeepers know, back in the day, it was no easy process to set up a brick and mortar shop.  Humble beginnings, community-built relationships and customer service were the core characteristics of a successful small business.  Today those…

Legal Cannabis – Business As Usual?

Today – October 17th, 2018 cannabis legalization takes effect making Canada the second country in the world to lead the charge on pot legalization.  This is a pivotal point in history from both a cultural and economic perspective.  As every entrepreneur and small business owner knows, changes to the Canadian landscape can have far-reaching impacts…