Check out CFIB Webinar Series Today!

CFIB is committed to helping serve our small business  members in the way they want to be served.  We have heard from members - like you - that quick access to relevant information is a high priority. CFIB has recently begun to offer webinars to members on a variety of subjects that can help their business.

Upcoming webinars:

Creating a Successful Small Business Website:
Approach and Execution

September 27, 2016 at 1pm EDT

Creating a Successful Small Business Website:
Approach and Execution

September 28, 2016 at 1pm EDT

How to be Your Own HR Department: Hire Like a Pro
October 18, 2016 at 1pm EDT

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

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

 

Check out our webinar series below and please let us know if there is a topic you would like us to cover.

Social Media Mastery Webinar

Social Media Mastery

Ramp Up Your Business and Impact and Life

CFIB Business Resource counsellors have been getting a lot of questions about social media marketing lately. In response, we’ve invited Bobby Umar, one of Inc Magazine’s Top 100 Leadership Speakers and Amazon #1 Best-Seller author of “How to Network Anytime.” He is also a four-time TEDx speaker, personal brand, networking & social media leadership advocate, and Huffington Post writer. With over 320,000 Twitter followers, Bobby will cover the topic of social media mastery for small business owners. 

Bobby will cover the following topics:

  • Understanding how social media works for your small business
  • Top 5 business strategies each for Facebook, Linkedin and Twitter
  • How social media and networking work together to generate revenue
  • Building great content and thought leadership

  

Win the B2B Social Media Game

Win the B2B Social Media Game

In the world of social media, your business has seven seconds to convey your story. Can you pass the test? Facebook. Instagram. Pinterest. Vine. Snapchat. Every week there seems to be a new social media network to be a part of.  How do you decide where put to your focus in order to connect with customers?

In this webinar, we’ll help you develop your B2B social media strategy by answering the whos, the whats, the wheres, the whys, the whens and the hows of social media. You’ll learn which networks to focus on, what tools to use, and how to craft a B2B social media strategy in a way that supports your brand and your business goals. 

CFIB is pleased to introduce Kevin Smith, owner of The Story Architect.  Kevin has spent over 14 years in enterprise sales and marketing, and after thousands of pitches, he has perfected the art of storytelling. He specializes in using story and strong visual elements to craft and deliver powerful messages that get attention and results. 

  

 

Preventing fraud in your small biz

Preventing Fraud in Your Small Business

Small businesses can be very susceptible to fraud. Every year, entrepreneurs become victim of fraud because there are fewer people within the business to catch the various types of fraud out that may be targeting them. It is estimated that fraud is costing small businesses millions of dollars annually. 

During this webinar, participants will learn about the types of fraud specifically targeting small businesses (credit card, directory, health and safety, etc.), what to do when you see fraud and what steps to take if you are a victim of fraud.

  

Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) – What Does it Mean for My Business?

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Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) – What Does it Mean for My Business?

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) came into effect in July 2014 and business owners across Canada are still struggling to comprehend the rules and procedures surrounding CASL. 

This webinar will answer many of your questions, including:

  • What is CASL and why does it matter?
  • What is considered proper consent?
  • How do I ensure I’m obtaining what the government considers proper consent/disclosure?
  • What will the government expect of me in terms of record-keeping?
  • What penalties might I incur if I fail to implement CASL?

If your small business uses email to communicate with your customers, you’ll want to learn how to navigate the red tape and convoluted rules of CASL. Watch the webinar by clicking on the screen.

  

How to Navigate the Red Tape of Hiring

CFIB Webinar Series

How to Navigate the Red Tape of Hiring

Hiring your first employees is an exciting step forward for your business!  It means your dream is moving in the right direction. A mistake made during the hiring process, however, can cost your business precious time, money and resources. CFIB will help to ensure your business complies with provincial and federal laws, and to navigate through the red tape. 

This webinar will cover essential hiring questions, including:

  • Are my employees federally or provincially regulated?
  • Are there tax forms I need to fill out for government?
  • How do payroll deductions work?
  • Do I need to register with workers’ compensation?
  • How do I protect my business and my employees with a proper employment contract?

If you’re hiring for the first time, view this webinar today by clicking on the screen.

  

Better Safe than Sorry:  5 Simple Ways Your Small Business Can Improve Workplace Health and Safety

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Better Safe than Sorry:  5 Simple Ways Your Small Business Can Improve Workplace Health and Safety

Ensuring a safe workplace for your employees is vital to the success of your business. It is estimated that leave caused by injury accounts for more than 240,000 claims, resulting in considerable lost productivity each year. For a small business, employees are indispensable. Their absence can lead to project delays, lowered morale, loss of revenue, loss of opportunity, and it can even open up the possibility of lawsuits.

While 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. CFIB is here to help your small business. This webinar will illustrate five simple steps any small business can take to improve health and safety in the workplace.

View this webinar today by clicking on the screen.

  

Credit Card Processing Contracts: What Your Small Biz Needs to Know

CFIB Webinar Series

Credit Card Processing Contracts: What Your Biz Needs to Know

Choosing a merchant service provider can be a daunting task for any small business owner.  Every day, merchant processing companies are competing for your business, which often leads to high-pressure tactics and promises of huge savings. 

At CFIB, we have received thousands of calls from small business owners like you looking for guidance.  To help you make an informed decision, CFIB has developed a webinar that can save your small business time and money. 

This webinar provides small business owners with the tools they need to make educated decisions about payment processors. Learn what you should be looking for before signing a merchant contract, what makes a good service provider, what the common warning signs are in a bad merchant contract, and how the newly updated Credit and Debit Card Code of Conduct  protects your business.

  

How to build your business plan

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How to build your business plan

A business plan is a ‘must have’ for any entrepreneur, in almost any stage of their business cycle. It’s a valuable tool, giving your business structure, direction, and identity, and it is a critical document for procuring investments or loans to start, run, and grow your business. 

How to Build Your Business Plan will cover the format of a successful business plan, highlight the necessary components, and offer examples of syntax that all successful business plans contain. In addition, this free webinar will guide you through a step-by-step approach, starting with the basics of where to find templates, to data and information needed to research your industry and company, through final formatting tips and submission. 

By the end of the webinar, participants will have a firm grasp on the process, what to expect, and how their completed business plan can be used and adjusted as their business evolves.

  

Stop Paying Unnecessary EI Premiums for Family (and Get Your Money Back)

CFIB Webinar Series

Stop Paying Unnecessary EI Premiums for Family and Get Your Money Back

Each year, employers and employees across Canada are required to pay sizeable Employment Insurance (EI) premiums.  What many business owners and their employees don’t realize is that if a family member is employed by you, they may not be eligible to collect EI benefits. Both the employer and the employee are paying thousands into a system that will never benefit either of them!  There are some companies that may help you get a refund from the Government of Canada for overpayment, but they often charge a fee that can run into thousands of dollars. CFIB would like to help you through this process for free. 

Over the course of this free webinar, CFIB will provide you with:

  • Step-by-step instructions to apply for a ruling with the government to determine whether or not your employee should be paying into EI.
  • Instructions on how to get a refund of any overpayment you have both made within the last three years. 

Don’t wait to find out if your employee is eligible – there is nothing worse than an employee being turned down for benefits that they have been paying into for years.  Get clarity now.

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