Record Keeping Tips

One of the biggest advantages to operating your own business is the ability to claim expenses incurred when you file your taxes. You can do this because the government wants to encourage you to open your own business; the more people who can do this, the more employment opportunities for Canadians of all stripes. The downside to this is you … Read More

Creating the Perfect Home Office

I’ve heard people call working from home “the dream”. There are a lot of advantages to it, especially if you make your own hours, but an improper setup can cause a serious loss in productivity. There’s a lot of distractions in the home, from family members to chores you want to do to your home entertainment system; that’s why it’s … Read More

What to Look For In An Accountant

Finding a professional to work with your business can be a daunting task. The goal is to find someone who understands complex and arcane systems that are integral to your businesses success; lawyers, software developers and accountants, to name a few. The problem is, if those systems aren’t in your wheelhouse, it can be hard to tell who is right … Read More

Understanding China’s Canadian Canola Ban

For any company looking to export its goods overseas, the Chinese market is incredibly attractive. The country has the highest population in the world, which means plenty of potential consumers; they’re also seeing some of the highest rates of GDP growth in the world, and their middle and consumer classes are growing rapidly. The country can be a bit fickle, … Read More

Basic February Tax Overview

February is a wonderful month. We have the Festival du Voyageur, where we can warm our hearts and celebrate Franco-Manitoban and Métis culture and heritage. We have Valentine’s Day, when we can express our love for those who matter the most to us. Above all in the world of accounting, February is, in most people’s minds, the start of tax … Read More