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New Tax Relief Measures

It’s a new year with lots to think about.
New tax relief measures shouldn’t be one of them.

RRSP Contributions Deadline is Approaching

RRSP contributions deadline is approaching for your 2013 tax returns. RRSPs are beneficial for individuals and for owners of unincorporated businesses as it will lower your overall tax rate. To determine the amount you may contribute this year, refer to your last notice of assessment or please contact Richard Rizzo at (905) 633-6332 or email … Continued

Employer Health Tax for Employers Changes as of January 1, 2014

Guide for Employers Employers have to pay Employer Health Tax (EHT) on the total Ontario remuneration paid to employees and former employees who:  report for work at a permanent establishment of the employer in Ontario do not report for work at any permanent establishment of the employer, but are paid from the employer’s permanent establishment … Continued

Be Careful When it Comes to Your Online Content

When you leave in the morning, you always lock your front door. We lock our cars and we secure our businesses. Our hard assets are physically secure and we have property insurance in case a break and enter occurs. This is standard practice and gives us peace of mind, but what about your online content? … Continued

Reducing Costs in the Finance Department Through Technology

I recently read an interesting report by Erik Dorr and Martijn Geerling about Taking Finance Transformation to the Next Level, and thought I would share some of their insights. All companies strive to be cost-effective in their operations. Most focus on centralized processing to minimize costs in these operations including many finance functions such as … Continued

How To Choose Your Service Provider

What should you look for when hiring a service provider?

Using Analytics to Drive Your Business

I had the opportunity recently to review a report from Bloomberg Businessweek "Finance as Analytical Partner to the Business". This was a very interesting report that had some key points that can be applied directly to the Owner-Manager Private Enterprise level organization. The report was based on a survey of 318 global business leaders and … Continued

SMEs Must be Ready for the Next Generation

Attracting Top Graduates Will Carry Weight Small- and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) can gain a great deal by hiring graduates. The problem is that top grads tend to prefer larger companies, though this trend has changed somewhat due to the increased unemployment status graduates are facing nowadays. However, since many graduates decide to take jobs in … Continued

Impress Your Clients with the Best Communication Tools

How you communicate has become just as important as what you communicate. Using technology effectively and staying current with social media tools demonstrates to your clients that you stay current – and implies that you also stay current (and knowledgeable) in the marketplace. Consider these tips: Email: Do you send emails to a large list … Continued

Writing a Business Plan - Part 2

Click here to read part 1 of "Writing a Business Plan" Marketing Plan This should include an in-depth description of your company's sales, pricing and marketing strategies, and the benefits of your products and services. As you begin to develop your Marketing Plan, refer to the market research you undertook when writing your Competitive Analysis. … Continued