When You Can See the Numbers, You Have Control
A guest post from Linda Daley, a happy client… For a few years, I struggled with keeping up with my small business bookkeeping and accounting. It’s a mess I got myself into very easily and … Read more
Starting a Small Business? You Need a Plan!
Have you considered becoming a business owner? It’s always recommended that you understand the need in your preferred industry. This helps you uncover who your completion is and whether a new business can hold a … Read more
How to Deal with Uncollectable Accounts
It has been a rough year with Covid-19 being the center of attention for not only our personal lives but for small businesses struggling to get back on their feet. Sometimes these unexpected events cause … Read more
One Big Reason to Ensure Your Financials are Up To Date
Many business owners have told me about their challenges with keeping up with their bookkeeping, about constantly being “behind”. No matter if you are a sole proprietor or own a corporation, if you don’t have … Read more
How Do You Know When To Borrow Money For Your Business?
Following your business plan helps you make decisions about borrowing. You know, that document you created when you first started your business? You never did one, you say? I don’t know how many times I … Read more
More Money In Your Pocket And Better Decisions
As sole proprietors, we tend to mix business and personal expenses together on the same accounts, bank or credit card. I cannot stress how important it is to keep them separate! Open a bank account, take … Read more
Can You Negotiate Lower Prices From Your Vendors?
Missed opportunities result from complacency. Occasionally questioning the prices you pay for products and services makes sense for businesses of all sizes. The trouble is that small businesses are more likely to lack the skills … Read more
Are You Unknowingly Part Of The Underground Economy?
“Can’t I just pay my employees with cash?” We still hear some version of this question now and then. Moonlighting or “working under the table” is the basis for the underground economy in Canada. According … Read more
Beyond Data Entry
It’s good you’ve invested in having someone (an employee or a contractor) dedicated to doing your routine entry of invoices and vendor payments. You’re too important to your business to do that stuff yourself. Now … Read more
Should I Buy or Lease My Next Vehicle?
As a business owner, I have debated this question many times over the years. I have both leased and purchased, and I like to get a new vehicle every 3 or 4 years… whether I … Read more