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July 14, 2016
The kids are home for the next couple of months. They’ll be running through sprinklers and getting brain freeze from ice cream cones. Or they’ll be glued to their mobile phones or gaming stations and generally underfoot. What to do, then, to keep them otherwise occupied, healthy, fit and out of trouble? Send them off to […] ... Read More
July 14, 2016
School’s out for summer and if you run your own business, you may have decided to hire your kids. The decision makes business sense: You’ll get tax and financial benefits. Consider that by hiring the children, you can: Redistribute company income to lower taxes, Form a type of partnership with your kids, working together toward paying education […] ... Read More
July 14, 2016
Your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) poses the potential threat of a large tax liability, as well as probate fees, when you die. This can place a burden on your spouse or other heirs unless you carefully map out a plan to either minimize or defer taxes. Here are some considerations: If your RRSP isn’t paying retirement […] ... Read More
July 14, 2016
Sometimes It Only Takes A Smile and a Friendly Word Businesses can’t afford to underestimate the influence customer service has on their bottom line. One nearly certain way to lose customers is to make them wait too long. Breaking Point    One survey by Maritz Research asked how long individuals thought was an acceptable wait […] ... Read More
July 14, 2016
If your company is mature and you are looking for financing to bring it to the next level, but you don’t want to go public and are unwilling to give up any control of your business, mezzanine financing could be for you. Mezzanine financing –  also known as subordinated debt, junior debt, structured equity, and equity-linked […] ... Read More
June 30, 2016
The living seems so easy on the lake, at the beach or in the mountains. If you’ve been renting a vacation retreat each year, you may think it’s finally time to dive in and buy one of your own. It can be the right choice, but be sure you go in with your eyes wide open. […] ... Read More
June 30, 2016
Did your twenty-something kids return to the roost? You’re not alone. Millennials are the largest cohort in the Canadian workforce, according to 2014 data from Statistics Canada. And in ordinary times, the fact that 36.8% of our employees are between the ages of 18 to 34 would suggest that many of those young adults have moved […] ... Read More
June 30, 2016
Estate freezes are considered by many to be the cornerstone of estate and succession planning for Canadian family businesses. Crystallizing Capital Gains When considering an estate freeze, you will want to consider crystallizing capital gains in order to take advantage of the lifetime $750,000 capital gains exemption. Let’s say you opted for an internal freeze, that […] ... Read More
June 30, 2016
It’s every boss’s goal: Hire the right person for the job. To achieve this goal, you need to put more time and energy into a job analysis. With this tool, you can match an applicant’s skills and qualifications to those of the opening you are trying to fill. Let’s imagine you’re hiring telephone service representatives to […] ... Read More
June 30, 2016
Allowing employees to work from home can provide significant benefits for your staff and your company. It can improve morale, reduce real estate and facility costs. It can even reduce traffic congestion and make the environment cleaner. However, appropriate oversight is necessary to avoid potential fraud and abuses that can wipe out many, if not all, […] ... Read More

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