Making entrepreneurs’ well-being a priority

BDC is committed to helping entrepreneurs do well—and be well.

With COVID-19, we are going through unprecedented and unsettling times as the world wrestles with the health and economic impacts of the pandemic.

The pandemic has without a doubt put significant pressure on entrepreneurs who feel more stressed, anxious, hopeless and isolated than ever before.

We remain committed to the cause of entrepreneurs’ well-being. We hope that these tips and resources can help you take care of your health and the health of your loved ones.

If you need help

If you have questions about your well-being or mental health, these resources may help guide you.

Entrepreneurs talk about their mental health

Inspiring entrepreneurs share their personal mental health struggles and how they cope.

Why Anna Sinclair redefined what success means to her

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Why Marie Chevrier thinks you need to be #1 on your company list

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Nathon Kong accepting he was not superhuman to become stronger

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Erin Blaskie crushing it as an entrepreneurs & balancing life/work

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The state of mental health

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Canadian Entrepreneur Mental Health and Well-Being Report: April 2022

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Canadian Entrepreneur Mental Health and Well-Being Report: May 2021

Mental health: let's talk about it!

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April 27, 2022 | Leadership | Annie Marsolais

Why I am cautiously optimistic for entrepreneurs’ mental health in 2022

Publishing in April 2022, our fourth mental health study on entrepreneurs’ mental health shows mixed results.

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Practical advice for time-pressed entrepreneurs

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Failing to delegate? 5 signs you’re hurting your business

If your stress level is rising, it could be a sign you need to delegate more.

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Imposter syndrome: What if you didn’t have to fake it till you make it

Almost every successful founder will tell you that they’ve felt like a fraud at one point or another. We’ve all been there and it’s ok to feel that way.

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How to harmonize your work and personal lives

Conventional wisdom about work-life balance can be overly restrictive for entrepreneurs. It may be more realistic to achieve work-life harmony. Follow these tips to reconcile your work and personal lives to avoid burnout:

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A healthy work environment makes a difference

Maintaining a psychologically healthy work environment is challenging during a crisis like the COVID-19 when there is so much disruption. You can take steps to make mental health a priority in your workplace.

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Three tips to help you cope with a crisis

Happiness doesn’t just happen. A positive outlook can help develop your happiness skills. You can’t always control the big things, but there are many small things you can control to stay upbeat.

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Strengthen well-being with these daily routines

As the leader of your company, you’ve learned how to put a business plan in place to meet any challenges. Have you considered doing a plan to help with your mental health?

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3 steps to manage stress and build resilience

Entrepreneurs often carry a lot of stress. They can feel isolated, bottling up anxieties while trying to project strength and optimism. These tips can help you.

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Top 10 stress management tips for leaders

Organizing your days to make sure you’re doing the right things at the right time takes discipline, but the payoff will be less stress and a better-managed, more successful company.

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