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‘Tis the Season

'Tis the season in which many employers like to show their employees how much they appreciate all their hard work throughout the year. Could you think of any better way than to provide your employees with an up to $500 tax free gift? Especially if such a gift would...

Tax Update

Proposed tax rules In the summer, the federal government introduced potential changes to the tax rules that impacted private corporations. Since then the government has backed off on most of the proposed changes. Two major changes are still in discussion: 1. Income...

Intentional Living

I put my foot in the stirrup and swing a leg over. As soon as I sit in that saddle I have a purpose. Every single thing I do has meaning, an intention. Horseback riding as taught me so much in the short time I’ve been involved in the equestrian sport. Responsibility,...

6 Steps for a Smooth Succession Plan

It's never too early to start thinking about how you will exit your business. Here are 6 key considerations for your strategic planning that will yield the best chance of achieving your goals. Consider who you want to take over your business - family, employees, third...

From the Desk of Deanna

Very often at this time of year people take time to pause for reflection and look back at the past year for learnings, takeaways, smiles and memories. It's a great practice to take stock of the year behind before diving into the year ahead with its new goals and...

Starting a New Year

With the New Year comes a pause for reflection on the past year and contemplation of the year ahead. It's a great time to consider your goals, intentions and possibilities for your business in 2016.   Let's think about business management using a sports analogy....

Retention of Books and Records

On May 11, 2015, Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) updated its policies and information related to the retention of books and records. This update includes information about what can and cannot be destroyed and provides examples about what is considered permanent records...

What is your ‘why’?

Understanding 'why' you are in business is an important key to business success and distinguishes you from your competition. Customers buy your product or service because your business is solving a need that they have. Maybe think of it this way - no one really wants...