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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

What is a Personal Services Business?

A friend was recently offered a contract position with an oil & gas company, but there was a catch: he needed to form a corporation and get a GST number before he could start working. If you work...

May 26, 2019

Small Business Investing with Financial Planner Mitesh Patel


Money. Like it or not, we all need it to live and thrive in this world. Understanding the investments available to you, how markets work and the ins and outs of taxes is uber important so that...

May 01, 2019

5 Best Free Apps For Small Businesses


These are 5 apps that will make your business sturdier, and more organized. There’s so much to track as a small business owner. Stacks of unorganized papers, making up numbers for your...

Apr 16, 2019