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.
Practical advice for time-pressed entrepreneurs
Strategies to stay mentally well during a crisis
During a crisis such as the COVID-19 pandemic, it can be difficult to maintain or restore a sense of personal balance when so much can be uncontrollable.
These practices can help
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?
Here is how
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.
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.
When it all becomes too much
We know entrepreneurs face significant stress. Too often, they keep it to themselves. The consequences can be tragic. BDC Chief Strategy Officer Michel Bergeron shares a powerful story of his brother’s struggles and the importance of supporting entrepreneurs.
Read the blog
The state of mental health
In 2019, with the support of BDC, the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) surveyed close to 500 Canadian entrepreneurs about their mental well-being.
Discover the study highlights
of entrepreneurs feel depressed at least once a week.
of entrepreneurs say mental health issues affect their ability to work.
say their business’s cash flow is a cause of stress.
Source: CMHA (2019), “Going it Alone: The mental health and well-being of entrepreneurs in Canada”