Ontario Budget Not a Good One for Small Business

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Ontario Budget Not a Good One for Small BusinessLast month, fresh from a majority election win, the Liberal Party re-introduced the same budget it tabled on May 1st.

I won’t mince my words, I don’t like it.

Generally speaking, I don’t like it and in particular I don’t like that I think it will hurt small business. Especially troubling to me is the introduction of ...

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Bookkeepers Anonymous – “Hi my name is John. I am a business owner, and I still do my own bookkeeping.”

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Bookkeeping HelpAs business owners, we are constantly pulled in a multitude of directions.  We are salespeople, human resource managers, IT professionals, bookkeepers, janitors and marketing managers.  Almost a year ago, Steve and I hired a business coach, Dan Holstein, of ActionCoach Business ...

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Working from Home – Heaven or Hell – Strategies to stay focused and on track

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For many “wanna be” small business owners, working from a home office is often a factor in their decision to start their own business. Low overhead, more freedom, even may be staying in their pajamas all day!

But for many of us who have been operating a home-based business for a while, we know that reality does not very often match the fantasy.

 

Everything from kids quarreling to computer break downs to doing laundry in the middle of the day are all ...

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How to Overcome the Ten Biggest Mistakes in Decision Making

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I recently came across this article written by LeAnn Thieman (author of many “Chicken Soup” books, including Chicken Soup for the Soul) and thought I would share it with you. Over the years I remember making many of these same mistakes and hopefully learning from them. The great thing about her article is that she doesn’t just point out the mistakes but also offers solutions to them.

How to Overcome the Ten Biggest Mistakes in Decision Making

By LeAnn Thieman

Making decisions about ...

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