Four Tips to Survive Your First Year in Business

The
business world can be quite cut throat; swallowing up corporations and spitting
them out with some regularity. A new business can find it difficult not just to
make a mark, but to survive as well. If you are a startup, here are four tips
that will help you survive that crucial first year.

Dig in for the Long Term

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By |June 15th, 2019|Small Business Tips|

How to Get Your Small Business Expenses under Control

Building
a thriving business is a two-part equation – your sales need to grow while your
expenses stay low. Sales growth stirs an entrepreneur’s imagination with
creative solutions and attractive charts, but while you’re distracted with the
revenue end of the equation, your expenses can easily spin out of control. If
your expenses are eating up too much of your profits, Read More

By |May 15th, 2019|Small Business Tips|

How to Adopt the Right Mindset to Get out of Debt

The mental stress that can accompany dealing with a huge amount of debt to pay off can seem never ending. Whether it’s trying to keep up with medical bills, childcare expenses, or unexpected home repairs, dealing with the stress that it can cause is enough to wear anyone down. The following details a few ways Read More

By |April 17th, 2019|Small Business Tips|

Make Sure That These 6 Bad Financial Habits Don’t Weigh Down Your Small Business

Good financial habits are vital to success in business. The way you make money and spend it can either take your business forward, or weight it down. Here are six poor financial habits that business owners often struggle with, and tips on how to break them.

Buying things that you haven’t budgeted for

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By |March 15th, 2019|Small Business Tips|

10 Reasons to File Your Taxes Early

Tax filing season is almost here, but chances are you are not looking forward to this tedious and time-consuming task. Many taxpayers put off filing until the last minute. But if you have been procrastinating, it may be time to change your ways. There are some great reasons to put this annual task behind you, Read More

By |February 15th, 2019|Tax Tips|

Credit Where It’s Due: Which Debts Should You Pay First?

When you’re struggling under the weight of debt problems, it’s all too easy to lose perspective. But panicking about your situation isn’t going to help, no matter how understandable that may be.

To stand a chance of overcoming your problems, you need to take a calm approach and decide which of your debts are the most Read More

By |January 15th, 2019|Small Business Tips|

11 Ways to Help Your Business Survive the Next Recession

During the first two years of the last major downturn in the world economy, many businesses in the United States and Canada failed. Downturns or recessions are not one-time events. With the stock market hitting record highs, and a booming economy, it doesn’t take an expert to see where we are in the economic cycle.  Read More

By |December 15th, 2018|Small Business Tips|

Use Capital Losses

You can use your 2018 capital losses to reduce your current year’s income taxes by applying such losses against your 2018 capital gains. You must, however, be careful of the superficial loss rules preventing you from claiming a capital loss on an identical asset that you reacquired 30 days before or after the sale date.

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By |December 5th, 2018|SmallBiz Builder|

Capital Gains Exemption Deduction

The lifetime capital gains exemption deduction, if you dispose of shares in a qualified small business corporation, is $848,252, or $1,000,000 for a qualified farm property or qualified fishing property. If you have already claimed the $100,000 personal capital gain exemption (ended in 1994) then this reduces the available lifetime capital gains exemption. You must Read More

By |December 4th, 2018|Small Business Tips|

Contribute to your RRSP

The most popular tax tool available to taxpayers is investing in a registered retirement saving plan (RRSP).

Contributions to RRSP’s are tax deductible and the income earned within the plan grows tax deferred until retirement. You can claim a contribution of up to 18% of 2017 earned income to a maximum of $26,230. Earned income is Read More

By |December 3rd, 2018|SmallBiz Builder, Tax Tips|