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First-Time Home Buyer Tax Credit (HBTC)

Are you a first-time home buyer? Did you know you can claim an amount of $5,000 for the purchase of a qualifying home acquired in 2015?

To be eligible for the Home Buyer’s Tax Credit (HBTC) you must meet the following criteria…

Do You Have a Succession Plan for Your CFO/Controller?

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

Ways to Simplify Your Payment to SB Partners

Interac e-Transfer  If you’re already an online banking customer, consider using Interac e-Transfer for your financial transactions. This simple, convenient and secure method can be used to send money to anyone with an email address and a Canadian bank account– without disclosing any personal financial information. It’s that easy.  Since you’re already an online banking … Continued

Are You Radicalizing the Norms of Recruitment?

SB Partners’ annual Not-for-Profit series Think Camp returns on June 8, 2016! Read why not-for-profits should rethink their recruitment strategies.

Small Business Job Credit

Receiving money from CRA and don’t know why? If you are a business owner that has recently received a cheque from the Receiver General, do not be alarmed.

SB in the Community

“It’s about empowering individuals and businesses”, shares Neil Errington, Founder and President of Errington Integrated Marketing. Focusing on relationships, Errington IM helps clients take their entrepreneurial vision and turn it into reality through integrated marketing solutions. Their philosophy? Behind every good idea there must an even better execution strategy.

2016 Ontario Budget Commentary

On February 25, 2016 Finance Minister Charles Sousa tabled his fourth Budget. Stronger economic growth in Ontario boosted government revenues resulting in the province's budget deficit to decrease to an expected $5.7 billion, down from the $8.5 billion projected at the end of 2015.  The deficit is expected to drop to $4.3 billion for 2016-17 … Continued

10 Industries Poised to Benefit in Canada’s New Economic Climate

The newly-elected Prime Minister’s campaign includes an extensive economic platform, substantial increases in federal funding for many sectors of the Canadian economy and forward-looking strategies that may have significant implications for 10 key industries.

Strong Economic Headwinds for 2016

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