Strategy for Corporations
Recently, many of our clients have set up (or are contemplating setting up) operations in the United States to take advantage of favourable export exchange rates. American subsidiaries owned by the Canadian parent company are one way to carry out operations. This approach with readily understood tax filing obligations and reporting forms for both jurisdictions, also brings with it the … Continued
Recently, I had the privilege of meeting with a group of financial professionals to discuss CFO/Controller succession planning. The subject was topical given findings from a 2013 study authored by the Financial Executives International Canada, the Canadian Financial Executives Research Foundation and Robert Half that cited only about one-third of SME private businesses had developed … Continued
Are you planning on purchasing equipment for your business in 2016? If you purchase that equipment and it is available for use before January 1, 2016 you could use the accelerated CCA Class 29 which would allow you to write off the cost of the equipment over a 3 year period instead of an 8-10 … Continued
On March 18th, Prime Minister Harper announced a total of $50 million over five years to support export market development.
“It’s different this time.” That was how Peter Hall, Vice-President and Chief Economist for Export Development Canada introduced his presentation at a recent Burlington Economic Development Corporation breakfast. The promise of ‘different’ got everyone’s attention. Hall believes that things are finally on the way up with a revival of confidence pointing to a … Continued
Given the current economic climate, where we are seeing increased M&A activity within our client base, it is important for business owners to start to think about and focus on activities that they can undertake to enhance the value of their business.
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
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
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
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