Understanding your financial statements

Every Small Company’s Owner Should Understand Their Financial Statements

Do you review your company’s financial statements regularly? Do you understand what they tell you about your business? If not, you are not alone. Many business owners are focused on starting, growing, or maintaining their businesses. As a result, they do not take the time to understand their financial statements and the vital information they provide about their business. When used effectively, your financial statements are a tool that will help you plan better, address …

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Should Not-for-Profit Incorporate?

Should you Incorporate your Not-For-Profit Organization?

Incorporation can require a lot of paperwork and involves incurring legal fees, all of which may lead you to ask, is it worth it? No federal or provincial legislation requires a Not-for-Profit Organization (NPO) to incorporate. Like anything in life, there are both benefits and costs associated with incorporation. The answer to whether or not an NPO should incorporate does not have a “one size fits all” solution. Each NPO needs to consider its activities, …

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Business Valuation

Why Knowing the Purpose of the Valuation Engagement is Important

There are many reasons why you may need to determine the value of your business. Some of the more common examples are marital dissolution, litigation and ownership disputes, buy/sell agreements, business and estate planning, and gift and tax planning purposes. Examples of the common users of a valuation report are the company shareholders, potential purchasers, the Courts and the Canada Revenue Agency (“CRA”). A valuation report prepared for one purpose is not necessarily appropriate for …

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Should I Incoporate my Practice

Should I Incorporate my Practice?

Should I incorporate my practice? This is a common question for medical and dental professionals and it is one that has become increasingly more relevant since the new tax on split income (“TOSI”) rules were introduced in 2017. Determining whether or not incorporation is right for your practice is not straightforward and can be costly if you make the wrong decision. To begin the process of determining whether or not you should incorporate, consider the …

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Accounts Receivable - Bill early, Bill often, Be vigilant

Accounts Receivable – Bill Early, Bill Often, Be Vigilant

Not every business owner has the luxury of owning a business where customers/clients pay at the same time that the service/product is delivered. While this may be the case for restaurants, retail stores, auto repair shops and so forth, the majority of businesses have to wait for payment. Managing credit risk and collections is a critical aspect of running their business successfully. A key thing to remember is that a sale is not a sale …

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