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February 8th, 2019

We All Deserve A Place to Call Home

Kristi Meier, Principal, CPA and CA Originally from Campbell River, Kristi Meier had her heart set on being a vet since day one. But in her early teens, she was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, dashing her dreams of entering veterinary…

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January 29th, 2019

7 Things to Think About When Selling a Business

Colleen Ellison, Business Advisor, CPA, CA and CGA How to plan for a successful sale Selling a business is a complicated, time-consuming process. In order to meet your objectives, such as maximizing your selling price or continuing your corporate culture,…

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January 22nd, 2019

Get the Word Out and Grow Your Business

Ann Scott, CPA, CA Comox Valley’s LIFT Startup can help As an accountant in the Comox Valley, I get to meet with all sorts of creative entrepreneurs. It’s inspiring to see people work to bring their business dreams to fruition….

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January 15th, 2019

Grow Food, Give Back and Get Credit for it

Kathryn Jones, CPA, CA Provincial tax credit for donating food benefits everyone Are you a farmer who grew a little too much or has space to grow a little extra? Or maybe you raise cows or poultry? If you’re a…

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January 8th, 2019

Building Brighter Futures Through Youth Financial Literacy

Colleen Ellison, Business Advisor, CPA, CA and CGA Colleen Ellison manages to keep pretty busy. Not only is the mother of two a successful business advisor and an accountant with decades of experience, but she’s also a cornerstone member of…

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September 11th, 2018

Outsourcing a CFO – A Great Idea for Private Businesses

Mike Bannerman, CPA, CA CEOs and CFOs aren’t just for the big guys CEO, CFO, COO and CIO. Hear those terms and visions of large, public companies with thousands of staff come to mind. But the truth is, the size…

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August 14th, 2018

New Tax Rules, Income Splitting and the Family Business

Colleen Ellison, CPA, CGA, CA Things get more complex for professionals As you may be aware, the federal government has been working hard to eliminate income-splitting tax benefits where a related family member hasn’t made what they deem a sufficient…

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August 2nd, 2018

Money is About to Start Falling Off the Table!

David Christie, CPA, CGA Make sure you’ve applied for this education grant If you have a child born between 2006 and 2009, you’ll want to read this! In 2015 the British Columbia government introduced the BC Training and Education Savings…

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February 7th, 2018

What Employment Expenses Can You Claim on Your Personal Tax Return?

Shirley McIlroy, Accountant If your employer requires you to pay expenses related to earning your income, you may be able to claim those expenses on your personal income tax return. There are several rules and requirements to understand – and…

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February 1st, 2018

Starting A Small Business? Read These 3 Tips

Colleen Ellison, CPA, CGA, CA A trio of guidelines to keep your new business on track Starting a small business is an exciting, busy and eventful time, with so many things to plan and do. At Presley & Partners, we’ve…

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