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August 18th, 2017

How to be Assertive Without Bullying

Successful managers and supervisors know when and how to be assertive. They communicate their needs in a way that earns them respect and gets results. Let’s say you need a budgeting project done by Friday. Here are seven best tips to improve…

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August 15th, 2017

Testamentary Trusts and Taxes

Testamentary trusts, unlike inter vivos trusts, are formed by wills and executed when an individual dies. A trust is a legal structure that allows you to separate the control and management of an asset from its ownership. Trusts involve relationships…

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August 14th, 2017

Building a Social Media Marketing Plan

There is one most important factor here- it’s not rocket science- it’s simple. It’s the common sense commodity of planning ahead. This is almost always the step that small businesses skip over, and then wonder later on, where they went…

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August 11th, 2017

Tighten Branch Office Cooperation

If your company has branch operations, or you’re thinking about setting up satellite businesses, you need to take steps to avoid excessive departmentalism. The more business you do outside of corporate headquarters, the more likely you are to run into…

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August 8th, 2017

Customer Service: 7 Ways to Lose Business

Top Notch Service is a Must “Growing up in retail, I have known from the very beginning that the customer is far smarter than the retailer is. When retailers fail, it’s because . . they believe they know what the…

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August 4th, 2017

Canada – Fifth Most Millionaire Households, Yet Many Are Buried in Debt

Canada moved up to fifth place from eighth of countries with the most millionaire households in 2016, according to a recently published report by Boston Consulting Group (BCG). And yet, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), Bank of Canada and…

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August 1st, 2017

Questions to Ask Before Buying a House

Buying a home may be the largest, most satisfying financial transaction of your life. Finding the right house and getting a good deal, however, can mean the difference between living in your dream home or in a dwelling that consumes…

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July 31st, 2017

Better Blogging – Ten Tips to Tap More Readers

Sure, that cooking blog you publish in your spare time seems like a breeze, but business blogging? Well, it’s different. For one thing, it’s really hard! That’s because it’s not simply a platform for people to record their thoughts, reflect…

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July 28th, 2017

Get the Most Out of Your RRSP

Retirement planning can occupy much of your financial planning thoughts, even when you aren’t running up against the annual deadline for contributing to your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP). If you avoid waiting until the last minute, you have a…

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July 25th, 2017

CRA Gets Tough On Real Estate Tax Cheats

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) says it has taken significant steps to address tax cheating in the real estate sector. The CRA says that, in recent years, it has increased its real estate audits, particularly in the Greater Vancouver and the…

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