Boats and Business Safety

The first thing that comes to mind with boats is the fun summer days spent on the lake. Whether you are a passenger or the driver, preparation for an afternoon of boating begins early. Everyone thinks about the safety precautions that are necessary in case an emergency occurs while on the water. Unlike boating, there are no required exams to prove you know how to safely operate a business. Unless you choose to seek an education in business, there are no swimming lessons to make sure you can keep your business afloat in deep waters.

Be Mindful of Red Flags


If you are hearing the phrase, “we’ve always done it that way” circulating around the workplace, a red flag should be waving in the back of your mind.

Pets in the Workplace

Being a small business owner can be stressful, but having your cat or dog around can bring positivity to any work day and help reduce the amount of anxiety in your life. When deciding whether or not your furry friend should be brought to work, there are several things to consider. Let’s explore the upside, the downside and the how-to of having cats or dogs in the workplace.


The Upside


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About Community Futures

For over 25 years, we’ve been fostering entrepreneurship in rural BC. We offer small business loans, business counseling and specialized programs to help you start or grow a business, and to help communities become more resilient and dynamic.

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Williams Lake, BC
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