Making entrepreneurs’ mental health and well-being a priority

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

We know that entrepreneurs are human. Despite your drive and resilience, building, running, and owning a business can take a toll.

In fact, entrepreneurs experience more mental challenges than the general population and are less likely to access support.

That’s why BDC is committed to supporting the mental health and well-being of entrepreneurs. By sharing ground-breaking research, raising awareness, and providing access to support, BDC wants to help every entrepreneur do well by being well.

Entrepreneurs talk about their mental health

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

Anna Sinclair - Founder of The Total Mom Show

Why Anna Sinclair redefined what success means to her

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Marie Chevrier Schwartz - CEO of TheSamplerApp

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

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Nathon Kong - Founder of Nathon Kong Label

Nathon Kong accepting he was not superhuman to become stronger

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Erin Blaskie - Fractional CMO and marketing consultant/advisor to startups and scaleups

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

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The state of entrepreneurs’ mental health

Mental Health Report

Study

Survey on SME owners’ mental health: November 2022

Study

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

Study

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

BDC Insights on mental health

Blog Leadership
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 to support your mental health

Article

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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Blog

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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Article

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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Article

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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Article

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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Article

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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Article

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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Article

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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If you need help

Looking for more?

If you’re looking for more information or help with your mental health, we’ve curated a collection of resources to help guide you.