About Gerald Hunt

After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, Gerald joined KPMG (Formerly Thorne Riddell) as a Computer Accounting Customer Service representative. In this position, Gerald installed accounting systems in over 200 different small to medium sized companies over a 6 year span. In 1989, Gerald left KPMG to continue to work with small business clients in his own corporation installing computer accounting systems. While in this role, he was engaged by the DeVry Institute of Technology in Calgary to teach various courses. In time, Gerald moved up through the ranks of DeVry until he attained the position of Director of Finance for the Calgary Campus. He also acquired his Masters of Business Administration from City University of Seattle, Washington in 2001. Gerald’s career has always been focused on small business, accounting and education.

6 Tax Tips for Medical Professionals

Working as a medical professional comes with no shortage of challenges. At Padgett Business Services®, we can’t help you with the day-to-day responsibilities you have to your patients, but we can help give you peace of mind by ensuring your finances and taxes are handled properly.  To this end, we have created this list of Read More

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By |November 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

Widespread backlogs hamper CRA streamlining, frustrate taxpayers

There is presently an article in the Financial Post that is very important.  You can find it at: http://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/the-delays-are-tremendous-widespread-backlogs-hamper-cra-streamlining-frustrate-taxpayers

Gerald Hunt

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By |October 24th, 2017|Small Business Tips, Tax Tips, The Library|

Small Business Employment Taxes – What You Should Know Before You Hire Your First Employee

Running a successful small business comes with one challenge after another. So it’s a major achievement – and relief – when you can finally hire that first employee and start benefiting from some extra help. Unfortunately, if you don’t understand business employment taxes, this initial hire may turn into a burden.
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By |October 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

Self-Employed Tax Tips for Construction Contractors

With the intense physical labor and never-ending headaches, many construction workers would definitely appreciate a long day of rest away from the hustle and bustle of work. Sadly, we can’t lighten your construction work. However, at Padgett Business Services, we can help ease your tax reporting burden. Construction contractors are usually classified as sole proprietors in Read More

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By |September 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

Managing Growth in Your Small Business – Four Common Pitfalls to Avoid

The growth phase of a small business is a very delicate time. Small business owners need to manage their growth very carefully to survive and thrive during that time. They need to avoid some common pitfalls.

If your startup business is lucky enough to be successful and reach the all-important growth phase, it is important to Read More

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By |August 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

Expense Tracking Tips for Your Home Business

One of the greatest things about owning your own business is it puts you in control of your life. Instead of relying on the boss to give you a raise, you can create your own opportunities by landing new clients and cross-selling different products to your existing base of customers. This level of control is Read More

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By |July 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

4 Risks When Starting a Small Business

Hundreds of new small businesses launch daily, with some going on to become big names such as Apple, Google, and Microsoft. However, most small businesses remain just that — an enterprise with a few employees. Only about half of all businesses with at least two employees survive after five years according to the Small Business Read More

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By |June 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

10 Steps to Take When You are Incredibly Behind on Credit Card Payments

More and more Canadians are finding themselves in a bad financial picture because they have fallen behind on their credit card payments.  Although the natural response may be to bury your head in the sand and pretend the debts don’t exist, you can’t do that for long.  Here is what you can do if you Read More

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By |May 9th, 2017|Small Business Tips|

Salaries Paid to Family Members

When deciding as to whether a salary should be paid to a family member, or more specifically to one’s spouse, numerous questions arise. On one side, there is the question of the risk involved that the salary may be unreasonable and having the expense being disallowed. On the other side, there is the benefit of Read More

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By |May 8th, 2017|SmallBiz Builder, Tax Tips|

3 Ways to Stretch Your Small Business Budget

Any small business owner can increase their profit if they follow a certain set of guiding principles.  If you are like many business owners, you have tight budget.  Does it really need to be that tight?

The answer is no. There are ways around paying more to get less. Here are three ways that you can Read More

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By |April 12th, 2017|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|