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.

Small Businesses: Part Time CFO’s Can Help You Make Smarter Financial Decisions

No big business can afford to be without a qualified chief financial officer or CFO. This role is one of the most important in the company.  The expertise, advice, and guidance that these individuals provide are vital to the success of the business.

Big businesses can afford to hire full-time financial experts.  Owners of smaller firms Read More

By |May 16th, 2022|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

How to Get the Best Deal from Vendors

Whenever you buy anything for a business, the first quote put on the table is likely not the best that the vendor could offer. Not everyone is comfortable trying to hammer out a deal with a vendor. But negotiating with suppliers need not be a stressful, combative exchange. Indeed, most salespeople expect a certain degree Read More

By |April 15th, 2022|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

9 Tips for New Business Owners

Running a business isn’t easy. What’s more, being the best lawyer, roofer, or web designer doesn’t guarantee that you will make a great entrepreneur. Fortunately, though, the skills you need to run a business can be learned.  Here are nine tips to guide first-time business owners toward a successful business venture.

Plan Everything

If you have done Read More

By |March 15th, 2022|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

The Pros and Cons of Buying an Existing Business

You have two options when you go into business. You can start a new business from scratch or purchase an existing business. Buying a business might seem like a good option because you skip the painful start-up period. However, this approach has disadvantages that it would be wise to consider. Here are the pros and Read More

By |February 15th, 2022|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

Creating a Successful Employee Benefits Package to Attract and Retain Talent

An employee benefits package can be a big deciding factor for individuals when they are looking for the next opportunity. If you are an employer, it’s important to know what benefits will matter most to your employees.

What Are Employee Benefits?

Employee benefits are the compensation provisions that employers provide in addition to basic pay. These can Read More

By |January 15th, 2022|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

Your New Year Business Plan

The best way to keep any business on track is an annual business plan. This allows you to set goals for the next twelve months and determine the general direction of your company. The annual business plan includes the steps required to achieve these goals.

Each of your annual targets will probably have consequences for the Read More

By |December 29th, 2021|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

Reduce Your Carbon Footprint – Go Green at Your Office

Saving the environment has become more prevalent, with people wanting to make a difference both at home and at work. When you, as a company, take action, you are helping the environment and helping your employees make an impact. Here are some tips on how to become more eco-friendly.

1. Reduce paper usage

Do you really need Read More

By |November 15th, 2021|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

8 Ways To Downsize Your Business To Save Money

Running a business can quickly become expensive. When your business is flying high, these expenses won’t seem like a big deal. However, when things slow down, you might want to downsize your business to cut costs.  Here are eight ways to downsize your business to save money.

1. Downsize Your Work Premises

If you’re looking to cut Read More

By |October 15th, 2021|Small Business Tips|

Building a More Resilient Supply Chain: The Benefits of “Just in Case” Supply Chain Management

For many years, the word inventory has been a dirty word in the world of business. Factories expect their parts to show up at the docks and head directly to the assembly line. Management teams at retail stores want fashion that arrives ready to display and sell. The idea of devoting space to unsold and Read More

By |September 15th, 2021|Small Business Tips|

8 Signs Your Small Business is in a Healthy Financial Position

Small business owners sometimes neglect to keep a watchful eye on their business accounts. After all, there is a lot to do when you are running your own business. Even so, it is advisable to carry out a financial health check occasionally to ensure that your small business is healthy and on track.  Here is Read More

By |August 16th, 2021|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|