Segregated funds offer all the benefits of mutual fund investing – professional management, liquidity and diversification – and the added peace of mind of the potential for creditor protection. If you are a small business owner, or face personal liability in business, segregated funds may be for you. Risky Business – Safeguarding Assets Many small […]
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 pyjamas all day! But for many of us who have been operating a home-based business for a while, we know that […]
Getting sick isn’t something most of us think about. . . until an unplanned illness strikes like cancer or a heart attack. Today, thanks to medical advances and healthier living, we recover and get on with life. Fortunately we recover, but the business may not, UNLESS. the business owner had a critical illness insurance policy […]
As a business owner, there are so many demands on our time….staff, clients, marketing, office admin, accounting….the lists are endless. We’ve all read from numerous sources how fundamental it is to work on our business, instead of in our business. But the often missed topic and question is when do we work on ourselves? As […]
Any business owner that is running QuickBooks 2008 or earlier, an important message from Intuit Canada. AS OF MAY 31, 2011 live technical support and business services will be discontinued for QuickBooks 2008 Support Throughout March and April, we’ll be contacting QuickBooks 2008 customers to prepare them for this change. Why We Discontinue Support for […]
The RRSP Deadline for 2010 was March 1st, so if you haven't already contributed, you can't for last year. But this year is a whole other story.......
I read this great blog post on Short Term vs. Long Term Strategic Management for businesses. It certainly did get me to reflect on what I was...
Building a team, be it a business team or a sports team, requires the ability to select players who have the qualifications AND fit with the rest of the team AND want to be a part of it. Yet, so many organisations do not apply an objective process to recruitment and then wonder why their new hires don’t “work out”.
The newest version of QuickBooks 2011 was released by Intuit at the end of September. There are no significant changes to the interface, but there are some time-saving modifications to the program itself. The ultimate goal of QuickBooks is always to have the small business owner spend less time working on their numbers, but still providing them with all of the data required to run their business.