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The Impact of COVID-19 on Business: Cash Flow Strategies

The Impact of COVID-19 on Business: Cash Flow Strategies

John Chisholm on March 24, 2020 in Advice for Business Owners

Since the spread of COVID-19 SB Partners’ focus has been the safety of its team, clients and community. The firm is committed to keeping ahead on the latest Corona Virus developments and will provide access to resources to help business leaders navigate during these unprecedented times. At this point, risk management is vital for a … Continued



Health & Leadership

John Chisholm on September 24, 2019 in Advice for Business Owners

John Chisholm, Partner and CEO of SB Partners discusses 3 things that any leader can start today to help establish a healthy leadership edge…



Is Trust in Crisis?

John Chisholm on April 8, 2019 in Uncategorized

John Chisholm, Partner and CEO publishes a column in BIZ Magazine each quarter.  The following was published in BIZ Magazine’s Q1 issue. January to April is the busiest time of year for CPA’s.  Although demanding, it is also the most rewarding for me.  Nothing can replace the value of face to face meetings with your … Continued



Message from John Chisholm

John Chisholm on November 13, 2018 in SB Partners News

With the spooky, sugary pleasures of Halloween behind us, 2018 begins to wind down, and our thoughts turn toward the New Year ahead. The business climate is unsettled. On one hand, the Bank of Canada is raising interest rates to combat inflation (the fifth hike in 15 months) and predicting solid growth in the months … Continued



Honouring our Friend and Colleague

John Chisholm on March 1, 2018 in SB Partners News

It is with sadness that we share that our former colleague and friend, Arch Lawrence passed away on Saturday, February 24th. Arch was a valued Associate Partner when SB was called Scott, Batenchuk & Company and retired in April 1997. If you did not know Arch, you probably know Beth. Beth helped us during tax … Continued



From the CEO

John Chisholm on January 31, 2018 in SB Partners News

Happy New Year! What will 2018 bring for you, and for SB Partners? These early months herald new beginnings and fresh opportunities. And with them, endings, and periods of transition.   Transitions are much on my mind this year. Sherry and I became grandparents in 2017, and it has been a euphoric experience.  The thrill … Continued



Leadership Wisdom from Mr. Wonderful

John Chisholm on September 14, 2017 in Uncategorized

Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a. “Mr. Wonderful”, was the opening keynote speaker at the AICPA (American Institute of CPA’s) ENGAGE 2017 conference in June.  AICPA is world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 418,000 members in 143 countries offering conferences, workshops and the latest in knowledge and insights to CPA’s. Since this is … Continued



SB Partners Rebrand Press Release

John Chisholm on February 6, 2017 in SB Partners News

On January 31, 2017 SB Partners unveiled a new corporate identity and tagline that reflects the basic essence of what they do ‘Accounting for Our Community’, together with a new, easier-to-navigate website supporting the company’s evolution as Burlington’s leading full-service accounting firm. The rebranding process took place over months of consultation and integration with valuable … Continued



Strong Economic Headwinds for 2016

John Chisholm on February 4, 2016 in SB Partners News

We’ve only just launched into 2016, and already there are some strong economic headwinds. Business owners are being buffeted by uncertainty in the markets and a challenging tax environment. Commodity prices have cratered, and oil is now at its lowest level since 2003. The loonie has sunk to 70 cents U.S. Growth is sluggish, with … Continued



“It Takes Each of Us to Make a Difference for All of Us”

John Chisholm on July 21, 2015 in SB Partners News

Choosing to give back is the culture that we have fostered at SB Partners – that’s why you’ll see in each partners’ bio, just a bit of text on their personal interests and what is important to them.