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Case Study: Outsourcing accounting achieved huge tax savings and growth in Andrew’s companies

tax savings and growth

It had a positive domino effect on his whole business portfolio.

With three companies to run, Andrew’s accounting had become an afterthought. His books were a mess, he felt stressed about surprise CRA audits and he didn’t realize he was paying more than he needed to in tax. Here’s how we transformed his accounting and …

How to successfully set up your small business

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Ready to take the plunge and start your own business? Here are ten steps to successfully set up your small business:

 

  1. Register your business with the province of Ontario. Google “register a business Ontario” – make sure to use the ontario.ca page
  2. Think about setting up your systems for future growth now. It’s easier to

How much debt is right for my business

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A growing business is a business that is usually consuming cash flow. Rapid expansion means investments in development costs, marketing, inventory, and accounts receivable, the time between your investment and receiving the money from your customer can stretch out for months.

Large construction projects can take forever! Additionally, we want to match the cash flow

How to apply for a bank loan to expand your business

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Business is great, customers are excited about your product but you need more capital to service all of your new accounts. It’s time to think about bank loans to expand your business.

What to consider when applying for a business loan to expand your business

Start early! Banks are going to want to see two

How to apply for your first bank loan

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As business owners, we invest our experience and capital to service our customers, pay our employees and return a profit on our investments.   Capital can come from the owner in the form of equity investments and also your first bank loan.

At a certain point, your business may need more investment to continue to grow.

What am I doing that might make my small business fail?

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You’re a Type A business owner with grand visions of where you want to take your company. Because of this, you’re always looking for ways you can improve your business, or things you’re doing that might unintentionally be holding you back. In my years of experience working with talented entrepreneurs, I’ve noticed four big mistakes

How can I improve my cash flow?

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Cash is the number one limiter of growth for most businesses.        The bigger you grow the more cash your business needs to buy inventory, pay staff, develop intellectual property and provide credit terms to your customers.      A cash flow crunch can force a profitable company to halt its growth or even become insolvent.    A few …