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LSM in the News: Is Your Business Ready for a Four-Day Work Week? (The Voice)

Lorne S Marr LSM Insurance is known throughout the land for its four-day work week. As a result, its founder, Lorne Marr, is often called upon in the media to talk about its genesis. Recently, he recounted the story for The Voice, the business magazine for The Markham Board of Trade. As the story goes, Lorne was running a much smaller, six employee, version of LSM Insurance and he wanted to reward his workers for a great year, but couldn't afford to give them a raise. Instead, he ...
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Lorne Marr Interviewed in The Pulse With Devon Peacock

Lorne Marr, Director of New Business Development at LSM Insurance, was interviewed in The Pulse with Devon Peacock that is broadcast on AM980 every workday. Devon Peacock and Lorne Marr discuss the concept of a four-day workweek that LSM Insurance established in 2009. Devon Peacock in the Studio at AM980 In the interview, Marr explains the advantages of the four-day workweek and the positive impact it's had on his employees' morale and productivity. If you want to read more about the ...
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Lorne Marr interviewed on The Bill Good Show

Lorne Marr, the Director of New Business Development at LSM Insurance, was interviewed in the Bill Good Show that is aired on the waves of the Vancouver-based radio CKNW AM980 on 14th of July. Bill Good and Lorne Marr discuss "Is it time for a long weekend every weekend?" and talk about the advantages and disadvantages of four-day workweek. (more…)
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The Four-Day Work Week: How Does Canada Stack Up?

The Four-Day Work Week: How Does Canada Stack Up?

The four-day work week is more common around the world. LSM Insurance is one of the few companies in Canada to offer a four-day work week. We started offering a four-day work week to all our employees in 2009 — following the recession — as a way to continue to motivate the staff without having to give them a raise. Essentially, all LSM employees can work however they want, as long as the work gets done and they get to stay home on Fridays or whatever other day during the week ...
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The Tax Advantages of Working from Home

Having a home-based business can be incredibly rewarding— being your own boss, setting your own schedule, telecommuting while wearing sweat pants and a t-shirt. Working from home has a lot of things going for it, and there are many reasons why more and more people are choosing to start a home business. One aspect of telecommuting that all home business owners enjoy is the tax benefits of operating a business from home. (more…)
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Lorne Marr Featured in the Toronto Star

The Toronto Star: Stay-home Fridays becoming feasible: Goar Lorne Marr, the founder of the LSM Insurance, was featured in the Toronto Star on April 24, 2014. The article called "Stay-home Fridays becoming feasible," written by the Star's columnist Carol Goar, is about the four-day workweek that Marr implemented in his company in 2009. The article is about Lorne Marr's decision to switch to a four-day workweek with flexible work hours for his employees. He made the decision after the ...
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LSM 4 Day Work Week Featured in Globe and Mail

LSM 4 Day Work Week Featured in Globe and Mail

Four Day Work Week Our campaign for the 4 day work week turned up in the Globe and Mail last week as full page article in the business section. We were honoured that they chose Jack and Lorne as the lead photo. We were also thrilled to see that other companies are moving to a four day work week as well. Our staff is more productive than ever. Unfortunately, for the moment we are finding that the four day work week doesn't apply to company owners. Writer Kira Vermond analysed the Monday ...
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LSM Insurance a role model for proposed 4 day work week in Nova Scotia says CBC

LSM Insurance a role model for proposed 4 day work week in Nova Scotia says CBC

CBC News has again featured our four day work week initiative as a good example of how to combat high fuel costs. Now, Nova Scotia is looking at a four-day work week for government employees as a way to save energy, the online news service says. Energy Minister Richard Hurlburt is reported to have said that his department is preparing a report on how how much the province would save in energy costs. The article, among others, reads: In Canada, some companies, such as LSM Insurance in ...
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LSM’s four day work week still attracts media attention

LSM’s four day work week still attracts media attention

Newspapers and community websites continue to report on our initiative of introducing four day work weeks to combat skyrocketing gas prices. Following our appearance on the front page of the Globe and Mail, the Business News Network also ran the story on our four day work week. For full details, you can read our press release complete with images and a video footage on our four day work week.
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4 Day Work Week on front page of Markham Economist

4 Day Work Week on front page of Markham Economist

4 day work week raves An exciting day. I woke up to see our 4 day work week on the front page of the city newspaper, The Markham Economist and Sun, with my picture. It looks like my cover as a normal Markham family guy has been blown. Next thing you know I'll be stopped for impromptu insurance sessions in the local grocer's produce section. The Markham Economist & Sun got the focus of the 4 day work week absolutely right: the tremendous benefits to employees: Mr. Marr ...
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