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.

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|

5 Ways to Reinvest Your Profits for Further Success

The smartest way to use the profits from your business is to reinvest them back into your business. Not only will reinvesting in your business result in further growth, but it can also help your business run much more smoothly. However, you need to ensure that you find the best ways to reinvest your business Read More

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

Planning Your Company’s Graduated Return to Work (GRTW)

As the COVID-19 pandemic begins to wind down, many companies are looking at a graduated return to work (GRTW) program that will slowly allow them to resume normal operations.  Understanding how to implement your company’s GRTW plan can help you to avoid any mistakes or pitfalls.  Here are some key points to consider when creating Read More

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

How to Politely Turn Down Business Offers Without Ruining a Relationship

When you run your own business, not every opportunity is a good one. Sometimes you might want to politely decline some type of offer. How you do this without burning any bridges or hurting your reputation can be a challenge.  Here are a few things to keep in mind.

When to Say No

When deciding whether or Read More

By |May 19th, 2021|Small Business Tips, SmallBiz Builder|

Leasing Commercial Space for Your Business

With more employees opting to work from home, many small businesses are either looking to downsize or to take advantage of very affordable commercial lease rates.  Your ability to make the best possible deal on the lease terms for commercial space can make or break your business. Whether you’re a new business or an established Read More

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

5 Questions to Ask Before Accepting a Business Partner

Getting a business partner as an entrepreneur is a massive commitment. Whoever you have at your side will, ideally, stick with you until the current venture ends. They are part of your core team and will play a huge part in the startup’s growth and success. That kind of commitment cannot be taken likely. Here Read More

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