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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 

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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

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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/

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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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The Magic of Sleep: Adding Life to Years and Years to Life

The Magic of Sleep: Adding Life to Years and Years to Life

July 21, 2020

Have you experienced interrupted sleep? Learn 5 major reasons why sleep is more important than many of us even know, and the 4 keys to getting your best night's sleep. Sleep expert, Rick Tiedemann, shares his tips for improving your sleep, and overall quality of life. 

For more information about Rick Tiedemann and Copeman Healthcare, visit: https://www.copemanhealthcare.com/about-us/staff/rick-tiedemann

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

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What Do Accountants Recommend for Small Businesses Seeking Financial Relief from COVID-19?

What Do Accountants Recommend for Small Businesses Seeking Financial Relief from COVID-19?

July 7, 2020

2020 has been a whirlwind for Canadians, and small businesses have been hit hard. As a result, the Government of Canada announced Canada's COVID-19 Economic Response Plan. On this episode, Chartered Professional Accountants, Matthew Peterson and Curtis Gabinet, discuss: the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy, the Canada Emergency Business Account, and the Canada Emergency Response Benefit. Listen to find out which financial relief program is the best fit for your business, and what considerations you should be making.

True North Accounting's COVID-19 Resources: http://go.truenorthaccounting.com/blog/covidsupport 

Learn more about True North Accounting: https://www.truenorthaccounting.com

Pay less for healthcare: https://www.olympiabenefits.com

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How Influencer Marketing Helps Small Businesses Reach New Customers

How Influencer Marketing Helps Small Businesses Reach New Customers

June 16, 2020

Influencer marketing provides the opportunity for small businesses to reach a new, highly-engaged audiences. On this episode, Rachel Antony, local Calgary influencer and marketer, explains what types of businesses may benefit from influencer marketing, how to find local influencers, how to properly reach out to an influencer to collaborate, how to set budgets and expectations, and how creative direction is determined. If you’ve never tried influencer marketing, or you’d like to learn more about it, this is the episode for you.

Find Rachel on Instagram: @almostffamous

Rachel's Digital Marketing Agency: https://poolsidedigital.ca

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What Should You Eat for Productivity & Stress Relief?

What Should You Eat for Productivity & Stress Relief?

June 2, 2020

Registered Dietitian, and self-proclaimed “chocoholic,” Andrea Holwegner talks nutrition and productivity. She explains what the 3 kinds of hunger are, the components every meal should have, the best foods to serve in the workplace for productivity, how to incorporate the foods you love into a healthy diet, and more. 

To learn more about Andrea Holwegner ND, visit: https://www.healthstandnutrition.com

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