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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,...

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...