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 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|

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

Cash flow is of Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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.

If capital Read More

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By |December 5th, 2018|SmallBiz Builder|

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

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

Tips to Help You Move On After Your Business Failed

Many people let a business failure ruin their life. However, if you choose to learn from your mistakes, you can move on and be even more successful.  It is not easy to move on after a business failure. Here are some tips to help.
Figure out what went wrong.
After you spend time examining your business, you can Read More

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

“Soft” Loans For Your Children

Parents quite often make loans to their adult children to help them purchase a car, a home, or for other reasons. A loan is different from a gift. The parent can charge interest so that the loan will earn some investment income. The loan can be set up for blended payments of principal and interest Read More

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By |November 3rd, 2018|Small Business Tips|