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How To Effectively Market Your Home Business

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Developing technology has made it much easier for people to start a home business – and it appears that many Canadians have grabbed the opportunity to…
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3 Common Misconceptions About Accounting Automation

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The brave new world of cloud computing has caused many small businesses to pivot and adopt new processes and technology in order to thrive. One example…

Getting Your Online Business Off the Ground

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Starting your own online business can represent a wonderful opportunity for you to make money without commuting to the office everyday. You can be your…
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Work From Home and Be The Boss

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Work From Home and Be The BossMore and more people are working from home to get a better work-life balance. Canadians spend 26 minutes commuting to work on…
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Why Small Businesses Don't Have a Board of Advisors - Why You Should Get One

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An advisory board is a body that provides non-binding strategic advice to the management. It's different from a Board of Directors because a BoA is informal,…
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When should I incorporate? AND Pros and Cons

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As a CPA providing bookkeeping services, I often get this question: When should I incorporate? Incorporation has Pros and Cons and we’ll step through…
Know your KPI

Feel Shame Because You Don't Know Your Finances? Doesn't Have to be That Way.

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Entrepreneurs feel shame around not knowing their finances. It doesn't have to be that way. Know your KPI's, and you'll know your business. My friend…
Improve Cash Flow

[8 Do’s and Don’ts] to Improve Your Small Business Cash Flow

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For growing companies, cash is king. For entrepreneurs and small business owners, cash flow can be a defining factor for whether or not your business succeeds.…

Focus - "There are Riches in Niches"

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I’ve heard a saying: “There are riches in niches.” Now, this may not be the best rhyming couplet, but it’s certainly some of the best advice you’ll…
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Lead, don’t manage

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If you’re planning on starting your own business, that means that sooner or later you’re going to be in charge of a team, and the members of that team…
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Bookkeeping Company vs Freelance Bookkeeper

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Why should I hire a bookkeeping company instead of a freelance bookkeeper? Nowadays you can hire freelance contractors to help with almost any aspect…
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5 Ways Bookkeepers Support Business Decisions

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As your business grows, you need to surround yourself with a team of people that have the skills and drive to help you take your vision to the next level.…
7 Apps To Streamline Your Business Cloud Accounting
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7 Apps To Streamline Your Business Cloud Accounting

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It goes without saying that your business should have an online presence. But should you take your business online? And what does that even mean? Simply…
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Three Ways to Achieve More Simplicity in Business

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In so many ways, workplace productivity and efficiency boil down to finding greater simplicity in business, and most of us can agree that simplicity and…
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Bookkeeping Rates of Pay: What You Need to Know

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Have you ever considered how rates of pay can impact your relationship with your bookkeeper? Traditionally, bookkeepers (not to mention many, many…
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Your Stress-Free Guide to Year End Bookkeeping

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“Year end” - what a vague phrase! To non-accountants, it doesn’t mean much beyond planning your new year’s eve party, but for us, it’s a critical…
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How to Register and File a GST Payment

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Starting a new business or organization comes with its freedoms - but there are a lot of responsibilities and information that you must learn to be successful.…
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Issuing Accurate Donation Receipts: Basic Guidelines for Charities and Non-Profits

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Charitable organizations and non-profits rely on the donations they receive and the funds they raise to finance their operations, and in return issue donation…
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How Long Do I Need to Keep My CRA Tax Return?

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After you've inputted your daily, monthly and year-end tax records, you may think that you've completed your bookkeeping work. Unfortunately not. One of…
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How Does the 80 20 Principle Work in Bookkeeping?

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The 80 20 principle is likely a phrase you’ve heard before. But have you ever heard it be applied to bookkeeping practices? Maybe not. For those of you…
5 Things to Ask Your Bookkeeper
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5 Things To Ask Before Choosing Your Bookkeeper

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Your business is thriving - and you realize that it’s no longer a good use of your time to be doing all of your bookkeeping on your own...
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Contractors vs Employees: 6 Ways to Tell the Difference

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For many small businesses, hiring contractors over employees seems like a great idea—it’s cheaper and simpler. You can supplement the skills of your…
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What’s the [Difference] Between Bookkeeping and Accounting?

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Most people ask me the question: “What’s the difference between bookkeeping and accounting?” Let’s distinguish between the two once and for all.…
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How to Setup a Bookkeeping System

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Ok, so there you are, facing the daunting task of building a bookkeeping system. You’re overwhelmed at the prospect of not getting it right…whatever that means!
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Intuit Quickbooks Global Firm of the Future Runner Up!

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Our sincere gratitude to Intuit Quickbooks for voting us a Global Firm of the Future runner up! We take great pride in having been recognized by a global…