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.

How to Create a Financial Contingency Plan for your Business

Having
a financial contingency plan allows a business to react quickly and more
effectively in times of economic uncertainty. In young businesses, it can often
mean the difference between the success or failure of the entire enterprise so
it’s an important consideration for an organisation looking to promote
longevity and sustainability of profits. Financial uncertainty can stem from
many different sources Read More

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By |January 15th, 2020|Small Business Tips|

5 Common Small Business Mistakes to Avoid When Starting Out

Starting your very first
business is never easy, as there is a steep learning curve. While learning from
your mistakes is part of the process, trial and error isn’t the only way to
glean useful knowledge and experience. Observing other people’s mistakes and
failures can also save you a lot of trouble in the long run. So, watch out Read More

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

How to Make Your Company More Attractive to Investors

When
you are trying to entice investors to put their money into your business, it
makes sense to make your organization look as attractive as possible. You can
accomplish this by following these five tips:

1.    Keep proper financial records

Financial
records show the performance of your company and help investors gauge the
returns they can expect if they inject funds Read More

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

5 Ways Small Businesses and Startups Can Get Bank Funding

Fundraising
is a difficult task for many startups and small businesses. Due to the fact
that your business is essentially new, banks will usually be leery about giving
you a loan. This will usually force you into choosing alternative funding
options. However, if your circumstances demand a bank loan, the good news is
it’s far from impossible to get them Read More

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

5 Signs Your Business Is Ripe and Ready to Be Sold

For many entrepreneurs, the exit plan involves selling the startup when it is good and ready. The problem you face is figuring out when that time has arrived. Here are five signs your exit plan is good to go:

1. You Know What the Company Is Worth

If your exit plan involves selling your startup, then Read More

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

Tips for Avoiding Foreclosure from the Beginning

Most homeowners don’t worry about foreclosing on their home until it is too late. While nobody goes into purchasing their new family home thinking they’ll foreclose, it’s a good idea to consider the possibility. The following tips should help avoid foreclosure before it’s even a possibility.

1. Never Go over Your Budget

Know from the Read More

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

5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling a Small Business

Small business owners selling their businesses make mistakes all the time. They end up making thousands less from their business for this reason. Fortunately, the kind of mistakes often made are ones that are easily avoided. If you always dreamed of building a business and then
selling it to retire, you need to know how to Read More

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

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.

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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 Read More

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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

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