5 Tax-Refunds that Parents Can Take Advantage of

5 Tax-Refunds that Parents Can Take Advantage of

Are you missing out on significant tax-refunds? According to Turbo Tax, only seven percent of Canadians take advantage of child-care-related tax credits. In fact, some people are missing out on up to $8,000 per year in rebates. To put more money back in your pocket and save thousands every year, here are five tax-refunds that […]

5 Ways to Keep Eating Healthy When You’re Going Non-Stop

5 Ways to Keep Eating Healthy When You’re Going Non-Stop

Skipping breakfast, working through lunch, grabbing takeout for dinner, or doing all of the above are common habits for those who are constantly juggling a busy schedule. The truth is, these type of habits really aren’t doing yourself any favours. Your body and mind need the right nutrients and fuel to perform at their best. […]

How Employee Health and Wellness Impacts Small Businesses

How Employee Health and Wellness Impacts Small Businesses

Numerous studies have shown that employee health and wellness impacts small businesses drastically. In fact, there’s a direct correlation between unhealthy eating, smoking, drinking, and lack of exercise with loss of productivity, absenteeism, and higher health care costs for businesses. Fortunately, you can improve the success of your company by putting a wellness program in […]

7 Situations Where You Would Use a Codicil

7 Situations Where You Would Use a Codicil

A codicil is a document that’s used to update a will. It’s generally used when a person has already created an existing will but wishes to make small changes to reflect financial circumstances or lifestyle changes that could impact the estate. This document lets them make alterations without having to create an entirely new will. […]

5 Outside Factors that Can Help You Determine Your Investment Spend

5 Outside Factors that Can Help You Determine Your Investment Spend

Your investments are heavily influenced by a number of external factors, ranging from interest rates to commodity prices.  Before you invest, it’s essential to understand how these factors affect your returns. Read on to learn more about the most important outside factors that can help you determine your investment spend.    Interest Rates When the […]

3 Ways to Improve the Structure of Your Business

3 Ways to Improve the Structure of Your Business

Many small business owners mainly focus on setting up the operating procedures, company policies, accounting systems, and hiring processes when structuring their business. However, there are processes often forgotten that are crucial to a company’s overall growth and security. If you want to improve the structure of your business, don’t forget to do these three […]

Creating Motivated and Hard-Working Employees Isn’t Hard

Creating Motivated and Hard-Working Employees Isn’t Hard

The success of any business can often be measured by the commitment and morale of its employees. When your team isn’t happy, productive, or inspired to work hard, your business will naturally suffer. How can you create motivated and hard-working employees? Here are a few ways to get them inspired. Show Them You Trust Them […]

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