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Posts by Matt Peterson

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

Do I need a business coach?

Just as a personal trainer helps you reach your fitness goals, a business coach can help you reach your business goals. A business coach will help you clarify your vision, set the right goals and...

Jan 28, 2020

Should I pay myself dividends vs salary?

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

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