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Live Well, Work Well – December 2019

Live Well, Work Well – December 2019

Tips for Managing Your Stress During the Holidays Although the holidays can be an exciting and special time of the year, they can also bring about increased levels of stress. Long-distance travelling, preparing for a large party, navigating crowded stores, the increasingly cold temperatures and unforgiving weather can all contribute to heightened anxiety. In addition to external factors, internal factors such as unrealistic expectations, social anxiety, financial pressure and loss of sleep can also make the holidays more stressful. Consider the following tips to make the holidays less stressful and more enjoyable: Manage expectations—Whether they’re your own or someone else’s, it’s easy to get swept up in the “holiday spirit” and plan for more than can reasonably and healthily be accomplished. Carefully assess what you and others expect of the holiday season, and plan accordingly. Set a budget—The holidays can…read more →

International Marketplace Insights | December 2019 Edition

International Marketplace Insights | December 2019 Edition

International Marketplace Insights | December 2019 Edition Events, developments, and opportunities in the international marketplace. We occupy a unique position in the international risk management and employee benefits marketplace, and have the ability and resources to help you globally. We provide our clients exclusive access to a dedicated, in-sourced international department, effectively on their payroll and fully integrated within their operations, acting as an extension of their team. Our network provides access to more experience, technical resources, and innovative industry expertise. We are able to provide direct local involvement worldwide and strengthen insurer relations, providing regional knowledge and expertise as well as regulatory compliance. Please contact us at 1-800-661-1518 if you have any questions or concerns regarding international insurance. Recent Successes: Placed primary & excess Products Liability policies in China for the in-country sales of a locally based sugar substitute manufacturer. Placed Products Liability…read more →

10 simple ways to save energy and lower your heating bills this winter

10 simple ways to save energy and lower your heating bills this winter

10 simple ways to save energy and lower your heating bills this winter Heating your home or cottage during a cold Canadian winter can cost a pretty penny — and it can take a hefty toll on our environment, too. Save energy and your hard-earned cash by keeping these simple tips in mind this season: Weatherproof your windows. This might be old news if you’ve already prepared your home for winter, but it’s worth a reminder: Inspect your windows each year and patch any cracks or holes with fresh caulking. For even more protection from the cool air, consider sealing your windows with a thin layer of plastic and waterproof tape. Even one or two neglected windows could be making your furnace work harder than it needs to — and you might be surprised just how much you could save by doing away with…read more →

Market Entry Strategies: A Step-By-Step Process for New Export Markets

Market Entry Strategies: A Step-By-Step Process for New Export Markets

Market Entry Strategies: A Four-Step Process for New Export Markets Information provided by Mentor Works Business owners need to evaluate the export opportunity, pilot and test exporting if possible, and have an export market plan. Now that you’ve decided that the rewards outweigh the risks and that there’s a positive return-on-investment (ROI) in your export market plan, you need to start planning export market entry strategies. In this article we’ll review some of the steps you should consider when developing an export market plan. While the following list is by no means exhaustive, it should help you start brainstorming to determine your business’ export market readiness, and some of the ways you can reduce the risks and increase your export plan ROI. Export Market Strategy Development: Review, Plan, Review, and Plan You should always review your company’s export history and…read more →

Live Well, Work Well – November 2019

Live Well, Work Well – November 2019

It’s That Time of the Year Again: Flu Season Is Here The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, flu activity peaks between December and February. Flu Symptoms Seasonal influenza can cause serious complications for people of any age, but children and the elderly are more vulnerable. The flu is most often associated with the sudden onset of fever, headache, fatigue, muscle aches, congestion, cough and sore throat. Most people recover within a few days to less than two weeks. Occasionally, complications such as pneumonia, bronchitis or other infections can occur. Flu Prevention The flu vaccine is your best chance of preventing the illness. Currently, the Public Health Agency of Canada recommends that anyone over 6 months of age receive an annual flu…read more →

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