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Smart Employee Benefits for Small Businesses

Smart Employee Benefits for Small Businesses

December 15, 2020

It’s one of the best kept tax secrets for small businesses, Health Spending Accounts.

For companies that are looking to provide employees with health and dental benefits, but trying to avoid a costly traditional insurance plan, this could be the solution for you.

This episode explains what a Health Spending Account is, how it is funded, how employees can make claims, if any employee contributions are required, and the tax benefits it provides for both employees and businesses.

Thank you to our guest, Daniel Gillis.

Learn more about Olympia Benefits' Health Spending Accounts: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/employee-benefits

Subscribe to the podcast: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/the-small-business-mastermind

More information about Health Spending Accounts:

1. The Beginner's Guide to a Group Health Spending Account: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/beginners-guide-health-spending-accounts-for-small-business-with-employees

2. How do they work? https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/how-does-a-health-spending-account-work-for-small-business-in-canada-hsa

3. Full definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Spending_Account

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Changing the Way We Approach Fitness in Tough Times

Changing the Way We Approach Fitness in Tough Times

December 1, 2020

What if instead of going into the holiday season and seeing it as a time where your fitness falls apart and the new year as the time to restart, you looked at fitness as a variable that ebbs and flows with every season? What if instead of counting calories and tracking miles run, you made a goal of being able to carry up your groceries alone or bend down and pick up your child without any pain? It’s a different way of looking at fitness, and our guest today explains why it’s more sustainable in the long-run.

Thank you to our guest, Gillian Goerzen: http://www.superyou.ca   

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Learn how to reduce your healthcare costs: https://www.olympiabenefits.com   

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Keeping Your Email Safe, Handling Remote Work & Debunking Cyber Security Myths

Keeping Your Email Safe, Handling Remote Work & Debunking Cyber Security Myths

November 17, 2020

This episode is Part 2 of our cyber security series with Dominic Vogel. We talk: keeping your email safe, common cyber security myths, how the cyber risk landscape has changed as a result of COVID-19, how to handle the risks associated with having a remote workforce, creating a safe website for visitors, why stress puts us more at risk for cyber crime, and how employees can talk to management about cyber security. 

Thank you to our guest, Dominic Vogel: https://www.cyber.sc 

Cyber.SC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cyber.sc/ 

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Learn how to reduce your healthcare costs: https://www.olympiabenefits.com 

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Handling Ransomware Attacks, Protecting Your Data & If You Should be Using the Cloud

Handling Ransomware Attacks, Protecting Your Data & If You Should be Using the Cloud

November 3, 2020

This episode is Part 1 of our cybersecurity for small business series. Learn: what cybersecurity is, how at-risk our data is, if our phones or computers are more at-risk, if it's safe to store data on the cloud, how often we should be updating our software, how to handle a ransomware attack, and more. 

Thank you to our guest, Dominic Vogel: https://www.cyber.sc 
Cyber.SC LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/cyber.sc/ 

To subscribe to the podcast, visit: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/podcast

Learn how to reduce your healthcare costs: https://www.olympiabenefits.com 

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The Best Kept Tax Secret for Incorporated Professionals

The Best Kept Tax Secret for Incorporated Professionals

October 20, 2020

Take a deep dive into the best kept tax secret for small businesses, Health Spending Accounts. HSAs help business owners reduce taxes and healthcare costs.

This episode walks incorporated professionals through everything they need to know about Health Spending Accounts, from what they are to how they are CRA compliant. 

Thank you to our guest, Daniel Gillis. 

Learn more about Olympia Benefits' Health Spending Accounts: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/health-and-dental-plans-for-small-business 

Subscribe to the podcast: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/the-small-business-mastermind

More information about Health Spending Accounts:

1. What's covered? https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/whats-covered-in-a-health-spending-account

2. How do they work? https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/how-does-a-health-spending-account-work-for-small-business-in-canada-hsa

3. Full definition: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Health_Spending_Account

4. Top 19 FAQs about Health Spending Accounts: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/the-top-19-faq-for-a-health-spending-account-hsa-in-canada

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3 Branding Secrets to Make the Sale

3 Branding Secrets to Make the Sale

October 6, 2020

Discover Bryton Udy’s Brain Clarity Framework, which establishes 3 core pillars for creating a successful, memorable brand. This episode explores ways to simplify your messaging to facilitate sales, common branding mistakes small business make, and stories of businesses that are at the top of the branding game. Whether the brand is old, or new, these tips will help you look at it in a whole new way.

Learn more about Bryton and At Heart Co.: https://atheart.co

Subscribe to the podcast: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/the-small-business-mastermind

More about Olympia Benefits: https://www.olympiabenefits.com

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Social Media for Small Business: Where to Start, Finding Your Audience, and What to Post

Social Media for Small Business: Where to Start, Finding Your Audience, and What to Post

September 15, 2020

If you’ve ever wondered why or how to start a social media account for your small business or work, this is the episode for you. Social media expert, Mitzi Payne, explains how to use social media for almost any industry or size of business, which platforms to use and how often to post, what metrics really matter, and more.

To learn more about Mitzi Payne, please visit: https://www.arcadearcade.ca/

To subscribe to The Small Business Mastermind, please visit: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/the-small-business-mastermind

Additional resources:

1. Here's How a Small Business Can Excel in Marketing: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/how-a-small-business-can-excel-in-marketing-part-1

2. How to Complete a Digital Marketing Strategy in 4 Simple Steps: https://www.olympiabenefits.com/blog/how-to-complete-a-digital-marketing-strategy-in-4-simple-steps

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How to Get Work Done While Working from Home

How to Get Work Done While Working from Home

September 1, 2020

Discover strategies for handling the distractions, loneliness, and communication issues that arise while working from home. Remote worker of 10+ years and author of the new book, “Working Remotely: Secrets to Success for Employees on Distributed Teams,” Teresa Douglas, gives strategies for making WFH productive and balanced on this episode.

Learn more about "Working Remotely" book: https://books.google.ca/books/about/Working_Remotely.html?id=7lTDDwAAQBAJ&source=kp_book_description&redir_esc=y

Learn more about Teresa: https://teresamdouglas.com

Learn how Olympia Benefits helps small businesses reduce healthcare costs: https://www.olympiabenefits.com

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Small Business Secrets: Stress Management, Debt, Tax Savings & More

Small Business Secrets: Stress Management, Debt, Tax Savings & More

August 18, 2020

How can you lower your taxes, reduce your stress levels, and get better sleep… All in 30 minutes?

We’ve rounded up the “must-know” moments from the podcast to create a jam-packed episode that is guaranteed to get you thinking about small business in a different way.

This episode explores: burnout, sleep, debt, dividends and wages, tax savings, and emotional intelligence.

Speakers:

Dr. Michelle Hagel ND: https://docerewellness.com/meet-dr-michelle-hagel-nd/
Rick Tiedemann: https://www.copemanhealthcare.com
Mark Kalinowski: https://www.nomoredebts.org
Curtis Gabinet, CPA: https://www.truenorthaccounting.com 
Shane Wallace: https://culturesmithinc.com 

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Mental Health in the Workplace: Adaptability, Stress Management, and the “New Now”

Mental Health in the Workplace: Adaptability, Stress Management, and the “New Now”

August 4, 2020

With all that has happened so far this year, how do we manage our own mental health while meeting work demands? How can business owners and leaders help employees adapt to new working conditions? Is it possible for us to minimize our stress? And, what is the current state of mental health in Canada? Keirstyn answers all these questions, and more, on this episode.

 

You can connect with Keirstyn and learn more about her work through her website (keirstynsecord.com) or by engaging with Dancing With Darkness (@dancingwithdarkness_) and The Brave Space (@thebravespacepodcast/@thebravespaceTM) on social media.

 

Learn about Olympia Benefits: https://www.olympiabenefits.com

 

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