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March 26th, 2019

Experts Weigh In – Is FB or Instagram better for SMB?

Time for a decision, people! That’s right, time to answer that new-age small business inquiry: which one works best, Facebook or Instagram? Many entrepreneurs wear more hats than they can keep track of and as we constantly strive to cut…

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March 21st, 2019

Will I or Won’t I?

You’ve met with your lawyer and drafted your last will and testament. Congratulations – you are doing better than half of your fellow Canadians! But drafting your will should never be a “one and done” exercise. It’s generally best practice…

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March 19th, 2019

Promoting Healthy Competition

Ah, the proverbial double-edged sword that is a competitive work place! Done right, a healthy competitive nature boosts productivity, motivates team members and injects energy into a project. Done wrong, competition can breed jealousy, backstabbing and a “me myself and…

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March 14th, 2019

Partner Spotlight

One for the books: Presley & Partner’s newest partner reflects on his first year Mike Bannerman, Partner, CPA, CA Mike Bannerman may be the firm’s newest partner, but you’ll find he has a familiar face. Mike joined the Presley & Partners…

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March 13th, 2019

Importance of Improving Diversity in the Workplace

If there ever was the ‘right’ time to pay attention to social trends- it’s now. With the growing influence of the “Me Too” movement and the increasing awareness that younger generations are placing on diversity, small businesses should definitely lean…

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March 8th, 2019

Tax Changes for 2018/2019

Whether you prepare the return yourself or have them prepared by your CPA, it’s time for all Canadians to be gathering their paperwork together for their 2018 personal tax returns. So, what changes for 2018 might affect your business? And, what…

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March 5th, 2019

Let’s Talk SMAC!

Another acronym? Yep! This one is being used more and more to describe the nature of the way we do business during a constantly changing technological landscape. SMAC stands for: Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud. Generally defined as “the concept…

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February 27th, 2019

The ‘Three Stages’ of a Consumer

A consumer is defined as anyone who purchases services or products from the market, for their own personal ‘consumption’. Services/products are for sale, consumers buy services/products. Sounds simple right? In actuality, consumer behavior is a marketing study all on its…

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February 20th, 2019

Coldest Night lead sponsor “just doing their part” for the community

Mike Hamilton Logging helps shine a light on homelessness This Saturday, February 23, hundreds of local participants and sponsors will be on hand at the Coldest Night of the Year fundraising walk-a-thon showing support for homeless and hurting people throughout…

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February 20th, 2019

Bartering, the Internet and Taxation

The normal procedure for business transactions follows the tried-and-true method of selling a product or service and recording the income. The income earned is taxable as earned income. Rather than use the traditional approach, many individuals and businesses may decide…

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