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When you participate in one of CFIB’s webinars, you will learn strategies and acquire tools to overcome issues facing you every day as a small business owner, from industry leaders and CFIB counsellors. Your questions will be answered live by industry leaders and CFIB counsellors, and you will leave with tips and tools that can make you and your business more knowledgeable, more productive and more efficient.

You can also access our library of on-demand webinars, which are always available as part of the resources available to CFIB members. 

Featured webinar: Let the CRA help you with your taxes!

Your tax obligations can be hard to understand, and often get pushed to the backburner, but knowing your options is an important part of running your business. To help reduce the burden in understanding your tax obligation, we partnered with CRA to show you how to get the most out of their Liaison Officer Service. Don’t delay your business financials – make them a priority!

You'll learn about everything the Liaison Officer Service has to offer, and how it can help your small business meet its tax obligations. With seminars and in-person visits, these CRA staffers can:

  • Answer your tax-related questions (such as how you can file your taxes, discover possible deductions and submit the right forms)
  • Show you how to use CRA tools like My Business Account
  • Review your books and recommend ways to strengthen your bookkeeping

Unsure about your taxes? CRA can help!

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Human Resources

Cannabis legalization: save thousands with a drug and alcohol policy! Cutting the red tape in hiring
Host: Fasken Host: CFIB's Business Counsellors
Topics covered:
  • Hear what legalization means for private businesses like yours
  • Learn how to talk to your employees about cannabis
  • Discuss the importance of a drug-and-alcohol policy
Topics covered:
  • How to clear regulatory hurdles when hiring someone
  • What health & safety requirements you may need
  • How to save time by accessing our templates

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Getting smart about seasonal hiring How to be your own HR department
Host: Fitzii, CFIB's recruitment partner Host: CFIB's Business Counsellors
Topics covered:
  • BEFORE - Planning for the season
  • DURING - An effective advertising and hiring process
  • AFTER – Learning and improving for next year
Topics covered:
  • Writing a persuasive job ad
  • Interviewing - Asking the right questions to find the right person
  • Using social media to investigate candidates – dos and don’ts
  • And more!

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How to build a cost-effective, employee-focused return-to-work plan How to navigate the red tape of hiring
Host: CFIB's Business Counsellors Host: CFIB's Business Counsellors
Topics covered:
  • Proactively protect your business
  • Return-to-Work Plan
  • Employee Care Package
  • Modified Work Offer
Topics covered:
  • Are my employees federally or provincially regulated?
  • How do payroll deductions work?
  • How do I protect my business and my employees with a proper employment contract?
  • And more!

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Managing Millennials Retain and gain career management for small business
Host: CFIB and Microsoft Canada Host: Lisa Taylor, author
Topics covered:
  • Find out how millennial-friendly your business is
  • Hear how millennials want to work
  • Discover the four “Ts” of motivating millennials
  • Learn how to break down generation barriers
Join workforce expert and small business owner Lisa Taylor, author of a Retain and Gain: Career Management for Small Business, to learn low-cost career management tips, activities and actions that you can take right now.

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The ABCs of Building an Employee Handbook The Secrets of Hiring Success
Host: CFIB's Business Counsellors Host: Fitzii, CFIB's Recruitment Partner
Topics covered:
  • Provide an introduction to your company and its internal structure
  • Ensure that operating rules, procedures and working conditions are enforced fairly and rigorously
  • Facilitate employee integration and commitment, and foster a feeling of belonging
Topics covered:
  • Sourcing and attracting ideal candidates
  • Screening and shortlisting for “fit”
  • Selecting the best person for the job

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Managing difficult employees: Solutions to improve your workplace  
Host: CFIB's Business Counsellors  
Topics covered:
  • 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
 

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Marketing Your Business

Creating a successful small business website 101: Approach and execution Grow your business by making business buyers buy
Host: Andrew VanderPloeg, VP Communications at Bark Communications Host: Michael Haynes
In this webinar, you will learn valuable strategies on how to strategically approach your site, and then within that strategy, employ effective tactics to win on the web. Topics covered:
  • The 5 things you must know about business buyers to make them want to buy
  • How to develop products and services that business buyers want
  • 3 marketing strategies every small business should be using to drive growth

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How to compete with industry giants How to grow your retail business online
Host: Cyberimpact, CFIB’s partner for email marketing Host: Kevin Smith, Chief Marketing Officer for Selectcom, and Ryan Petrimoulx of the Story Architect
If you’re up against businesses that are bigger and have more resources than you, this webinar is for you! You'll hear about:
  • Cyberimpact’s positioning
  • Their successful sales and marketing strategies
  • How they’ve learned from past mistakes
Topics covered:
  • What your customers experience online
  • How to choose the best e-commerce platform for you
  • How Amazon and eBay have become titans of online retail

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How to leverage LinkedIn for your business How to save time and gain customers with marketing automation
Host: Microsoft and LinkedIn Host: CyberImpact, CFIB's email marketing partner
Topics covered:
  • 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
You’ll get tips from digital marketing experts on:
  • Maximizing your sales and holiday promotions
  • Increasing your email subscribers
  • Setting up your first automated emails

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Email marketing success in the CASL era Powering UP Your Business Communications
Host: Cyberimpact, CFIB's email marketing partner Host: Kevin Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at SelectCom
Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) confuses many businesses. At CFIB we’ve made it our mission to fight for your email marketing rights and help you understand this regulation. We’ll give you the tools you need to comply. In this webinar, we'll give you an update on business communication trends and walk through some of the tools and software that you can use to communicate smarter. If you’re savvy and keep on top of communication trends. You’ll be more likely to attract new clients and retain existing ones.

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How to master social media Social media street smarts – Build a plan to grow & protect your brand
Host: Bobby Umar, #1 Best-Selling author of “How to Network Anytime” Host: Kevin Smith, Chief Marketing Officer at SelectCom
Topics covered:
  • 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
Engaging with customers over social media is a fantastic way to enhance your brand, and make authentic connections resulting in more business. To do so effectively you'll need to ensure that your employees and contractors can speak on your behalf, follow your brand values, and convey your sense of personality and tone.

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Win the B2B social media game  
Host: Kevin Smith, owner of The Story Architect  
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.  

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