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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



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



QR Codes: What Are They and Why Use Them?

Gregory Clarke on January 16, 2013 in Advice for Business Owners

You may have noticed a strange square symbol on ads, business cards, product packaging or signs and wondered “what is that?” Well, you’re not entirely alone. This symbol, as shown below, is actually a type of two dimensional barcode called a QR Code: We are all accustomed to the traditional barcode system that we see … Continued



Golden Horseshoe Manufacturing Network Innovation Breakfast

Glenn Taylor on October 31, 2012 in Advice for Business Owners

Robert Hattin’s words of wisdom rang true for many attendees at a recent Golden Horseshoe Manufacturing Network Innovation Breakfast.  Two things power the leadership of a company … passion and ethics, however “if you compromise your ethics, you will definitely fail”, he said.  Rob is the President of ProVantage Automation in Hamilton, an engineering company that provides … Continued



Golden Horseshoe Manufacturing Network (GHMN)

Elaine Holding on September 5, 2012 in General

SB Partners is a proud sponsor the Golden Horseshoe Manufacturing Network. GHMN’s goal is to encourage innovation and growth of manufacturing in the Golden Horseshoe. An effective tool for doing this has been through the Innovation Breakfast Series. Business leaders share their experiences and lessons learned.



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