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On Tap with Tyler Chisholm: Calgary's new business landscape

Tyler Chisholm is the CEO of clearmotive marketing, and is obsessed with helping businesses connect with their customers in more meaningful ways. I love picking his brain on how we can gain a...

May 31, 2020

COVID-19 info for small business owners

We have outlined the different programs offered by the government to help you understand what initiatives apply to you. Our goal was to explain everything in plain language, so you can find the...
May 19, 2020

Received your COVID-19 relief money? What now?

If you've received money from any of the government relief programs, expect to be asked to prove your eligibility. We outline what the government will ask you for, how to be prepared and what to...

May 11, 2020

Tools to take your business remote (like we did)

Since the COVID-19 outbreak hit in Alberta, we have had to quickly adjust, like so many businesses. We temporarily closed our offices and pivoted to phone calls and online meetings, webinars and...

Apr 19, 2020

FAQ about COVID-19 government support for small businesses

As your small business guide, we’re here to help you navigate through this tough time. We have all been hugely affected by COVID-19 and for small business owners, there are many questions around...

Apr 14, 2020

5 tips for working at home with your partner

We work with a lot of small businesses run by couples who are familiar with the terrain of working and living together 24/7. As we settle into the new reality of self-isolation, most of us are now...

Mar 19, 2020

How to file your taxes online with True North

We are in uncharted waters with the Covid-19 outbreak. Nothing is more unnerving to small business owners than uncertainty, and there's a lot of it right now. We have big news and lots of...

Mar 16, 2020

2019 personal tax year update

As we dive into tax season, we want to give you an update on what’s new and different this year. 

The biggest change this year is a new tax credit called the Climate Action Incentive. We've got...

Mar 03, 2020

Tax grey areas: Make the most of your vehicle and home office expenses

We recently met with a potential client who had worked with two previous accountants. One was liberal, encouraging her to push the limits when it came to write-offs. The second, a former CRA...

Feb 25, 2020

Healthcare benefits for small businesses

As a small business owner, healthcare may be a big question mark for you. A traditional health insurance plan can be expensive. But your kid needs braces, and you have a couple of prescriptions....

Feb 07, 2020