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Bookkeeping for sole proprietors

Bookkeeping is the task of recording all the day-to-day transactions of your business, like sales invoices, cash receipts and expenses. 

 

If you're a sole proprietor, we have good news about...

Oct 29, 2019

Estate Planning: 4 reasons every small business owner needs to do it

 

Small business owners have especially complicated financial situations; you want to be sure your loved ones are taken care of if something were to happen to you. A bit of work with your CPA,...

Oct 14, 2019

Get The Most Out Of Your Accountant

We know that working with an accountant is an investment. We want our small business clients to get the most value possible from us. That means doing the obvious things: getting everyone’s taxes...

Sep 26, 2019

12 SCHOOLS FOR ENTREPRENEURS

We’ve all got back to school on our mind. Getting back to brainy endeavours isn’t just for the little ones - there are tons of opportunities for small business owners to level up their leadership,...

Sep 06, 2019

Do I really need to pay tax instalments?

When you start your own business, you realize how great it was to have taxes magically lifted away from your paycheque. Now, rather than doing your taxes once a year, you’ll have to make tax...

Aug 29, 2019

Bankruptcy: how to get in and how to get out

Nobody wants to go into bankruptcy, but it happens. The good news is that bankruptcy may not be as bad as you think, and it can be an opportunity to reset and learn. Here’s a clear-eyed look at...

Aug 11, 2019

Sole Proprietor Vs Incorporation

When you start your business, you’ll need to decide if you want to be a sole proprietor or if you want to incorporate. Not sure which is right for you? Let’s define and look at the pros and cons...

Jul 17, 2019

An inside look at ATBX with Empowerment Inc’s Shelley Hayes

If you’re a small business owner, you may have heard of ATBX, an accelerator program for businesses that want to grow. The free (!) program offers weekly workshops, mentorship, co-working space...

Jul 08, 2019

Mid-year financial check-in

We often hear from small business owners that they wish they heard from their accountants throughout the year. This year, we invite you to make a meeting with us for a mid-year check-in. Don’t...

Jun 20, 2019

Big Tips for small businesses

This post comes from our Marketing Director, Erica O’Donnellwho has worked in the digital marketing world for nearly 15 years.

 

“Marketing is telling a story that resonates with your customers”...

Jun 11, 2019