Adaptation rather than reinvention

Submitted by Business Link Web on Thu, 10/29/2020 - 10:21

By Mauricio Zuluaga 

The last time the world saw the majority of countries falling into recession at the same time was in 1870. That period, known as the Long Depression, was generated by a decline in the value of silver, and it is considered the first international economic crisis. Today, the World Bank points at the COVID-19 crisis as the deepest recession in 250 years. The international financial institution forecasts that the global economy will shrink by 5.2% this year, twice as great as in 2008. 

Try This Icebreaker at Your Next Virtual Meeting

Submitted by Business Link Web on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:16

With people working remotely, we understand how hard it can be to develop your team.  Here is a virtual icebreaker that is easy to deliver and proven to be effective.  Enjoy! 

October Surprise (approximately 10 minutes) 

Here in Canada, our Thanksgiving holiday takes place in October.  Regardless of the date of your Thanksgiving – or if you celebrate the holiday or not – this icebreaker is a great way to set a tone of gratitude and appreciation in your team. 

A Shining Example of Resilience: George's Greek Village in Niagara

Submitted by Business Link Web on Thu, 10/22/2020 - 10:08

Can you give a brief introduction about yourself?  

I’m the owner of George’s Greek Village here in St Catharines.  We just celebrated our 4th Anniversary October 05.  It’s been an interesting four years, especially during the last six months. It been overwhelming to say the least.  We have an unbelievable location here along the Welland Canal.  It’s always a treat to see the many ships that pass us daily.

How has Covid-19 impacted your business?  

Running a Business Can Take a Toll on Your Mental Health

Submitted by Business Link Web on Tue, 10/20/2020 - 09:55

By Dr. Alok Trivedi 

Due to COVID and widespread job loss, many people have decided to become entrepreneurs and start their own business. It’s a great idea to go to work for yourself and build your own dream, but unfortunately, many of these people don’t know what they are getting into and quickly find themselves stressed out, depressed and overwhelmed.  

 What if it didn’t have to be this way? How can these new entrepreneurs build their new businesses while staying mentally healthy? It is very doable if done right.    

Hedge the downsides 

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