ATV Regulations in Canada

Anthea Miscellaneous

If you own an ATV or plan on using one this summer, it’s important that you understand the regulations that govern ATV use. Regulations allow certain All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) to have greater access to the shoulder and paved portions of some Ontario highways. This change became effective July 31, 2003 and applies only to ATVs with the following characteristics: Four …

Social Media

Business Owners: Why Use Social Media? [Infographic]

Anthea Miscellaneous

We get it. You’re already swamped just trying to keep up with everything that happens in your business each day. How could you possibly make time to get involved in the world of social media? Below is a great summary showing WHY you, as a business owner, should consider using social media, and HOW to use it effectively. Before you …

Referrals

Business Builder: Find New Leads Using a Referral Program

Anthea Miscellaneous

Finding and developing new leads can be one of the most difficult parts of the sales process. So often, businesses focus on cold calling for new leads that they forget to take advantage of one of the most powerful lead generators out there—their clients and social network. Satisfied clients can spread the word about your services, and those referrals can lead …

Workplace Mould

Workplace Mould: How to Prevent It At Your Office

Anthea Miscellaneous

Mould generally refers to any fungus that grows on food or damp surfaces, and it is especially common near pipes, leaks and other sources of moisture. The effects of mould differs for each individual, which means that when it comes to worker safety, there’s no safe level of mould exposure. Health Problems Caused by Mould In fact, when mould grows …

Contractor

How to Choose The Right Contractor

Anthea Miscellaneous

Whether you’re adding a new room or two, replacing an out-dated kitchen or re-shingling the roof, home improvements can be challenging. While some homeowners may have the time and skills to do the work themselves, most people will save time and money by hiring a professional. Finding the right contractor is very important. Choose wrongly, and your project can quickly …

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Don’t Get Shut Out: Insurers Cracking Down on Non-Payments

Anthea Miscellaneous

Canada’s insurance companies have tightened up their rules on late payments and policy cancellations due to non-payment of premiums. Most insurance company’s have issued warning notices and in some cases, are cancelling policies in the event of a single missed or late payment. How Does This Affect You? If you have your policy cancelled for non-payment of premium, chances are you …

Clothes Dryer

Is Your Clothes Dryer a Fire Trap?

Anthea Miscellaneous, Personal Interest

Each year, there are thousands of dryer fires that cause death and injuries and result in millions of dollars in damage. In some cases, faulty appliances are to blame, but most fires can be prevented with proper dryer cleaning and venting maintenance. How a Clothes Dryer Fire Occurs Lint is a highly combustible material that is produced in the drying …

Insurance broker vs agent

Should You Use an Insurance Broker or an Agent?

Anthea Miscellaneous

The following is an excerpt from Insurance Exposed: What You Should Know. Get your complimentary copy and learn everything you need to know about finding the best insurance for your specific needs. Insurance Broker vs. Agent This is a simple question: do you want a broker who works for you or an Agent that works for the greater good of “the …