5 Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Improve Their Work Culture

5 Steps Small Businesses Can Take to Improve Their Work Culture

Having a robust and healthy work culture is imperative when running a small business, no matter what industry you’re in. Regular interactions in your workplace (whether between your employees and management, between just your employees or within the management team) all significantly influence your business operations for better or for worse. The atmosphere inside a […]

Key Person Business Insurance — Why is it Essential?

Key Person Business Insurance — Why is it Essential?

Do you own or operate a small business? If so, are you prepared in case you, a partner, or one of your key employees are unable to perform their duties? Most small businesses are not ready for the financial risk of suddenly losing an integral person in their business, like a manager or co-owner. Without […]

Why Have a Contingency Plan for Your Business?

Why Have a Contingency Plan for Your Business?

With all the recent news stories and financial experts discussing the potential of an upcoming recession, it’s hard not to get a little uneasy about the future of your business. Amidst all the red signs, do you sit back and hope for the best or do you start preparing in advance? The answer is simple […]

Self-Employed? Here Are 5 Tips to Help Nail Your Taxes

Self-Employed? Here Are 5 Tips to Help Nail Your Taxes

Being your own boss has its perks, but it also comes with additional responsibilities. Taxes, being one of them, can be particularly complicated and confusing when you’re self-employed. It’s wise to talk to a professional who can help you plan, organize, and submit your forms to avoid penalties from the CRA. If you’re in need […]

Where are You in Your Entrepreneurial Life Cycle?

Where are You in Your Entrepreneurial Life Cycle?

Do you know what stage of the entrepreneurial life cycle you and your business are currently in? Most entrepreneurs have no idea, but it’s an essential business detail to consider. If you know what stage you’re at, you can use the information to determine when to push for more growth, when to keep your finances […]

4 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Business

4 Things to Consider Before Selling Your Business

Have you been thinking about selling your business? There are some things you should determine first before you make any decisions, or you could risk selling for the wrong reasons or the wrong price, which can jeopardize your future wealth and security. Here are four things to consider before deciding to sell your business. Is […]

6 Common Myths About the Canadian Tax System

6 Common Myths About the Canadian Tax System

No one is exempt from paying taxes in Canada! Surprisingly though, many Canadian citizens aren’t’ fully aware of how the tax system work – they have a general knowledge and know how much they are taxed – but they don’t really understand the details. Many people actually believe common myths that have been kept alive […]

Effective Ways to Advertise Your Small Business

Effective Ways to Advertise Your Small Business

Looking for a way to grow your client base and improve the revenue stream of your small business? Advertising can dramatically accelerate the success of your business, and there are many different methods and tools you can use to do so. Let us show you some practical ways to advertise your small business and obtain […]

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