Operations Resources

Downloadable business operations resources to help you make sound decisions as you navigate the ins and outs of operating a business in BC!

The primary concern of inventory management in manufacturing is to maintain raw material and finished goods inventories at levels that are not too low as to result in lost sales or costly production delays or too high as to tie up capital and space. The marketing success of your business depends upon your ability to […]

Date: 2013/10/07

In many retail and wholesale operations, the single largest asset is inventory. Control of this investment is vital. It will eliminate a number of the problems associated with capital shortages and will also provide capital to permit expansion of operations for increased sales and profit. The marketing success of your business depends upon your ability […]

Date: 2013/10/07

Many businesses often need to reveal some of their confidential information to new employees, independent contractors, venture capitalists or bankers. But they want to make sure the information stays relatively secret. This article explains how non-disclosure agreements allow confidential information to be revealed without fear.

Date: 2013/10/07
Date: 2013/10/07

Find out how technology can help your business!  Information and communications technology can make your business more efficient, productive and competitive. That’s true today, and it will be even more important in the future. This tool examines such topics as website strategy, improving your productivity, and it includes FREE assessments of your website!

Date: 2013/10/07

The Society of Composers, Authors, and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN) is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of more than 100,000 composer, author and music publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada.   If you use music, live or recorded, in your business make sure you are […]

Link: Socan
Date: 2013/10/07

Do you believe in employees working together as a team?  Do you want your employees to take the initiative when problems arise at the work site?  It would be hard to find an employer who would answer “no” to any of these questions. Now, let’s look at what is actually happening.

Date: 2013/10/07

The Department of Justice website provides the latest information of the federal Acts and regulations maintained by the Department of Justice as a convenient way for the public to view the state of the law, without having to carry out research and put together the various amended provisions.

Date: 2013/10/07

If time is money, how much is yours truly worth? If you charge less than your competition, potential customers might question the quality of your services. On the other hand, if you charge more, they might be frightened away. Somehow, you need to find a safe middle ground — a reasonable price that attracts customers, […]

Date: 2013/10/07

One of the questions that business operators frequently ask is: “Should I hire this person as an employee or an independent contractor?”  With the high cost of employee benefits, complicated payroll rules, and changes to the Employment Standards Act, there are many factors for small business owners to consider when faced with hiring decisions.

Date: 2013/10/07