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 Prepare Your Small Business for a Post-Coronavirus Recession

Many people are hoping for an economic bounce-back once the coronavirus threat has receded. However, it is more likely that the world will enter a period of recession. With many people out of work and the world’s supply chains disrupted, consumer demand will be low, and getting products to market will be challenging. Some economists Read More

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

Eight Tips to Help You Negotiate Better Deals with Your Suppliers

From your office supplies to your raw materials, the price you pay for the goods and services you use impacts the net profit of your business. All business-to-business suppliers have some leeway to give you a deal, but you must negotiate with your suppliers if you want to get the best terms. Here are ten Read More

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

How the COVID-19 Pandemic Is Helping Businesses Redefine Employment

The coronavirus pandemic has brought a great deal of upheaval to the work place. For many employees, their regular job now entails the use of remote work environments and the use of new skill sets they have never used before.

In the past, well-defined jobs and job locations were central to the way people thought of Read More

By |May 1st, 2020|Small Business Tips|

Financial Help for Small Business Owners & Individuals Due to COVID-19

The current COVID-19 environment is challenging for everyone. In addition to health implications, there is also concern about financial effects on the economy and many small business owners and their employees are enduring financial difficulties due to shutdowns. While government agencies are committed to helping individuals and businesses deal with the Coronavirus, the pace of Read More

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

5 Smart Ways Entrepreneurs Can Prepare for Recessions

Recessions or economic downturns are just like death and taxes – they’re inevitable. They may not happen soon, but they will happen eventually. Smart entrepreneurs won’t just be aware of this – they’ll prepare for it. Here are 5 ways they should do so:

1. They Must Treat Their Networks with the Same Value They Hold Read More

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

Four Hidden Costs of Starting a Small Business

If you are thinking about starting your own small business in the not too distant future, you have probably already begun to budget for the large and obvious expenses, such as equipment and rent. However, there are also a lot of hidden costs associated with starting a new company. If you aren’t careful, these expenses Read More

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

How to Create a Financial Contingency Plan for your Business

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

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

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

How to Make Your Company More Attractive to Investors

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

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

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

5 Ways Small Businesses and Startups Can Get Bank Funding

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

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