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September 12th, 2018

TFSA and Death: Have You Planned for What Will Happen With Yours if You Die?

If you own a TFSA, you undoubtedly started it because it allows you to invest and earn dividend or interest income and make a capital gain without paying tax. Unfortunately, similar to any investment vehicle, complications may arise after your…

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September 5th, 2018

Setting Salaries

Payroll day…every small business owner’s least favorite day! Complicated, confusing, yet important and mandatory. Yet setting initial salaries can often be the most stressful part of this process. There are some across the board tips that can help a small…

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August 29th, 2018

Business Books That Everyone Should Read

As a small business owner your role is constantly evolving, focus shifting and exertions are parlayed into many, many roles. One of the best ways to be prepared to step seamlessly from role to role is to brush up on…

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August 22nd, 2018

Signs of Impending Cash Flow Problems

While it may seem too simple of a deduction, what with the complexities surrounding small business ownership, but it rings true all the time: cash flow can make or break your business. With such huge stakes, it is vital that…

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August 15th, 2018

Using Online Surveys to Target Your Customers

Creating and utilizing specialized online surveys can provide intricate insight into the mind of your customer, and with the right message and crafted content, they can be a deep well of consumer information. There are two general challenges to online…

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July 25th, 2018

The Little Black Book of Scams

A few common-sense strategies can protect your business from external fraud. Scams and frauds are probably as old as humanity, but recently they have taken a new turn with the arrival of the Internet and the development of sophisticated telecommunications…

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July 11th, 2018

Your Window to the World

If your company does not already have a website, now is the time. Having a website is essential because so many potential customers are connected to the Internet. Statistics confirm this: by the end of 2017, an estimated 95% of…

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July 4th, 2018

The Eyes Have IT

Better ways of viewing computer screens can reduce eye strain and increase productivity. Regardless of occupation, we all spend an inordinate amount of time staring at computer, laptop or smartphone screens. The result is often eye strain known clinically as…

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June 28th, 2018

We Owe How Much?…OUCH!

Manage cash flow better by projecting future tax liabilities. Unforeseen circumstances often leave owner-managers short of the cash needed to pay federal and provincial taxes. Unfortunately, many owner-managers consider unpaid tax bills to be the same as unpaid trade credit….

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June 19th, 2018

Age Management

Combining the skills and experience of older workers with the enthusiasm of younger employees makes a more productive workplace. Of Canada’s 19.7-million labour force, about 5.0 million persons (25%) are 55 years of age or older, most of whom are…

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