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Posts by Matt Peterson

Getting through a CRA audit

Nobody likes the idea of an audit — we’re here to demystify the process for you. This post will shed light on why you might get audited, what will happen if you’re audited and, if the CRA decides...

Oct 20, 2020

B-Corps & building a purpose-driven business: On Tap with Jay Baydala

This is an excerpt of our On Tap interview with Jay Baydala on September 24, 2020. Questions and responses have been edited for length and clarity. Thank you to Village Brewery for being this...

Oct 04, 2020

How to register for CRA My Business Account and My Account

Setting up your business and individual Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) accounts is not only important, it makes your tax life a lot easier. If you run a business, you’ll need both business and...

Sep 13, 2020

Receipts and record keeping: what to keep and how to organize

Bookkeeping is the day-to-day task of recording and categorizing your business transactions. When you hire us to do your bookkeeping, we’ll import your bank and credit card transactions right into

Sep 02, 2020

How to pay taxes in Canada

With several tax payment deadlines coming up on September 30, we wanted to give you detailed instructions on how to pay your taxes. 

Aug 15, 2020

Step-by-step guide to setting up Xero for your business

As a small business or entrepreneur, having the right tools to run your day-to-day business is so important. That’s why we love using Xero at True North — it’s accounting software specifically for...

Aug 09, 2020

Cybersecurity tips to protect your small business

Cybersecurity is a big topic, and many small business owners might be surprised to know that your own people are your biggest security threat. Today’s hackers try to lure people into giving secure...

Jul 27, 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...
Jul 15, 2020

10 questions with Mel McKay: how to build community

Mel McKay is a freelance ad writer, instructor at AUArts and the founder of Camp Hoo-Ha, a social and skill building club that now spans 12 cities in 3 provinces. The Hoo-Ha journey started in...

Jul 10, 2020

Why you need a business plan and how to write one

Have grand plans for a start-up? Before you quit your job and throw all your energy into starting a business, you should establish a vision of where you want your business to go and how you’re...

Jun 08, 2020