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T4 Reminder

SB Partners Admin on February 13, 2014 in Financial Services

The deadline for filing T4 forms is February 28th. As the deadline is rapidly approaching, we encourage all our clients to bring in their records. For further information, please contact Monique Flaisch at (905) 633-6365.

Employer Source Deductions

Richard Weber on February 13, 2014 in Advice for Business Owners

Good news! Did you know the federal budget is proposing to change the remittance threshold levels in employer source deductions? The proposal is to apply for remittances after 2014. The threshold for remitting two times per month is to increase from $15,000 to $25,000 and remitting four times per month to increase from $50,000 to $100,000. … Continued

New Tax Relief Measures

Richard Weber on February 6, 2014 in Advice for Business Owners

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

Impress Your Clients with the Best Communication Tools

Elaine Holding on April 17, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

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

Mustafa Dossajee on April 10, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

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

Writing a Business Plan - Part 1

Mustafa Dossajee on April 3, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

Are you planning to write a Business Plan? Below you will find the subjects to address, the order in which they should be tackled and a short description of the subject matter to be included under each section. Executive Summary This section must appear at the beginning of your business plan but since it summarizes … Continued

Cross-Promotion can Draw More Customers

SB Partners Admin on March 27, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

Effective cross-promotion is a great way for even the busiest of business owners to bring in more customers. The simple fact is that when you team up with other trustworthy businesses that also reach your target market, you will be able to access  your customers far more efficiently and impressively as long as you utilize … Continued

B.C. Transition Back to PST

Richard Weber on September 26, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

Effective April 1, 2013, B.C. will be returning to the PST regime. The PST rates will include: 7% for taxable goods and services 10% for liquor 8%-10% on accommodation 12% for private sales of vehicles, boats or aircraft Rates varying from 8%-10% for motor vehicles where the purchase/lease value is $55,000 or more Registering for … Continued

Ascending the Maturity Curve

John Chisholm on May 2, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

Software provider SAP has provided SB Partners with VIP access to several noteworthy reports prior to being published publicly. We have promised to share those we believe will be of most interest to you. I recently reviewed Ascending the maturity curve: Effective management of enterprise risk and compliance, an Economist Intelligence Unit briefing paper sponsored … Continued