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Virtual CFO

As a business owner, we know you are very busy working in your business, delivering services to your customers. The whole administration and finance area just isn’t your priority when fighting the urgent daily fires. Before you know it, your year end has...

Lead Yourself First

We all have heard that great leaders exert great influence over others, that leadership is a guarantor of sustained key performances and therefore leads to better bottom lines. So how do we become great leaders? To lead others effectively you must be able to lead...

Canada Revenue – Audits and Scams

Canada Revenue Audit The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has recently commenced a corporate post-assessing limited review project on Class 10 (vehicles) additions, focusing on tax years ended in 2015. Read what you need to know about the review » Please notify us...

Crushed by CashFlow Crunch?

I started writing this blog with the idea of writing about the top 5 ways to improve your cash flow but the more I thought about it, it is not information that is needed, it is the motivation to action! More businesses fail due to poor cash flow than poor...

You Get What You Tolerate

Thought to ponder: “As a leader, you get what you tolerate.” (Susan Scott, Fierce Conversations) Being a leader is a huge responsibility. As a business owner, it is our responsibility to set the vision, values and tone of the organization and aligning the team to...

‘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...

Reflections on Change

I am struck again how quickly the world around us changes and how what we thought was normal seems to suddenly change. Change seems to come out of the blue – we feel as though we never saw it coming. But is that true? Were there warning signs that we ignored and...

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,...