Going Into Consulting? Prepare for Scope Creep

Are you new to consulting? Planning to start soon? Beware of scope creep. It’s a real problem in a lot of professional services. I ran into...

The 411 on Online Lenders

Online business loans are a quick and relatively easy way to get funds. However, there are often risks, too, including very high interest rates...

Do You Owe Estimated Taxes on April 18?

We all know that April 18, 2017 is Tax Day this year—the day by which personal income tax returns must be postmarked and mailed...

Company Savings: How to Find Deals on Business Equipment and Materials

Every dollar you save in business is one more dollar you don't have to pay for. Earning revenue has a cost (sales, time, advertising,...

Common Pitfalls When Seeking Financing for Your Small Business

Small business owners often seek working capital to help with business growth, refinance existing business debt, or to purchase/update technology or equipment. When you...

Tax Rules for Bad Debts on a Balance Sheet

How do income tax rules treat bad debts? Facts: There are two provisions in the Income Tax Act (ITA) for bad debts. Discussion: The first way to claim...

The Future of Contactless Payments for Businesses and Consumers

During the last few years, the way we pay for everyday products has changed dramatically. After saying goodbye to the signature, the era of...

Angel Investment Red Flags

Last week at an angel investment meeting one of our group members asked whether anybody had a list of red flag problems that would...

Tax Refund Coming Your Way? 10 Frivolous Ways to Spend the Money

It’s tempting to pay off car loans or credit card debt with a tax return windfall, but it’s more fun to dream of ways...

7 Work Ethic Elements Will Get You Investor Funding

Starting and running a business is hard. Don’t believe the old myth that with a few hours of work a day and a great...

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