5 Federal Tax Tips for Retail Businesses

With the recent oil price downturn in Calgary and the increase in labor costs, many businesses are looking for ways to save on their taxes and keep their doors open. Here are five ways that retail business owners can potentially save on income taxes and increase their profitability.
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By |January 15th, 2018|Small Business Tips, Tax Tips|

Tax Tips for Real Estate Professionals

As a real estate agent, taxes can be one of the biggest challenges you face. Unfortunately, it’s extremely easy to miss out on deductions and thereby add unnecessary overhead to your annual revenues.
3 Tips for Handling Real Estate Agent Taxes
Fortunately, there are three very simple easy tips you can implement right away to save on Read More

By |December 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips, Tax Tips|

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

By |November 15th, 2017|Small Business Tips, Tax 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: https://business.financialpost.com/personal-finance/the-delays-are-tremendous-widespread-backlogs-hamper-cra-streamlining-frustrate-taxpayers

 

By |October 24th, 2017|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

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

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

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

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

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