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Posts by Matt Peterson

Should I Pay Myself Dividends or Wages?

As a small business owner, you may wonder if you should pay yourslf a salary or dividends? When should you pay it? Is income splitting allowed? This is one of the most important financial and tax...

Jan 05, 2020

Six KPIs for 2020

With the new year on the horizon, you’re probably thinking about setting your goals for the year ahead. Establishing a few key performance indicators (aka KPIs) will give you clarity into your...

Dec 23, 2019

22 books for the business owner in your life

For the holidays, we’ve got a roundup of our favourite business books for the business owner in your life. These are 22 books that I have relied during my journey in business. I highly recommend...

Dec 03, 2019

6 self-awareness tests for small business owners

Being an effective leader requires self-awareness. It also helps to recognize the behavioural tendancies and personalities of those you work with.

Knowing what motivates the way you act and the...

Nov 24, 2019

The legal needs of every small business

As the owner of a growing small business in Canada, there are just a few things you need to take care on the legal side to ensure you keep yourself protected. Too often, small business owners...

Nov 07, 2019

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. 

Matt and Curtis talk about common bookkeeping errors...

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


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