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Improve the Health and Wealth of Your Small Business

For small business owners who often work day-in and day-out with the same people for years, employees feel like family. And while many small businesses want to help their employees lead healthier and happier lives, they often don’t have the resources to do so. That’s why we’ve committed to providing free educational opportunities and programs focusing on wellness and financial health for small businesses!

Our Workplace Wellness Portal offers an abundance of resources to help you implement a simple and easy-to-follow wellness program at your small business. Along with our wellness event series, which consists of webinars and in-person events, the portal also has a comprehensive toolkit that includes helpful research, tips and best practices for starting a workplace wellness program.

And to help small businesses take the next step, we’re hosting an eight-week long wellness competition in Missouri beginning next month! During our Healthy Business, Healthy Community Wellness Challenge, small businesses in southwest Missouri will compete against businesses in the St. Louis region. Teams will participate in healthy activities and record them through Wellable, a new fitness and nutrition-tracking program, for free. Special prizes, provided by local sponsors, will be awarded at the end of the competition to the winning team.

Many small businesses think implementing workplace wellness programs can be difficult and expensive. But as our new program emphasizes, there are simple and easy steps businesses can take to help promote health and wellness, like encouraging walking meetings or providing healthy snacks. Incorporating these small and simple changes can contribute to a healthier work environment, and have been proven to provide a long lasting impact on your company and your employees.

In addition to our workplace wellness programs, we’re providing a new educational series in St. Louis to help small businesses increase revenue though health and financial literacy. The program is designed to educate small businesses and their employees about how they can secure their health and financial future and help business owners boost their bottom line. This three-part series is a collaboration between local experts and will cover topics like access to capital, retirement security, health literacy and coverage options, workplace wellness, signs of predatory lending, optimizing your credit score and low-cost professional development strategies.

Improving your wellness and financial literacy will have you on your way to achieving a healthier and more financially fit business. And with our new resource portal, events and educational series, there are lots of opportunities to learn more and get involved!