How to build Mental Toughness like an Olympic Medalist for your Small Business

Have you ever wondered why some people can thrive after life’s dramatic challenges and others mentally collapse? According to Jim Loehr, a performance psychologist and Paul G. Stoltz, Chairman of the Global Resilience Institute, working in peak performance and maintaining resiliency needs to be practiced. For example the average professional athlete spends most of his or her time practicing and only a small percentage actually competing. However the typical executive…  Read more

Trying to get pregnant? Claim Tax Credit For fertility Treatments in Canada

  Many Canadians who have used reproductive technologies over the past 10 years are now eligible for a tax break due to Finance Minister Bill Morneau’s 2017 budget. This will assist couples or singles who may spend into the thousands to get pregnant. A single round of In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) can cost $10-15,000 and is generally not covered by health insurance. Add this to the meagre success rates of 20-35%…  Read more

How to Maintain a Work-Life Balance for Small Business Owners

Did you become an entrepreneur so that you can get away from the nine to five grind but are getting crushed by the 40-60 hours you’ve ended up working in your small business? We are here to help. It can be easy to feel overwhelmed by work. But with these tips, you can move your life-work balance into your favour… 1. Stop doing things you suck at As a small…  Read more

How to Change Subconscious Beliefs about Money

Shame. Fear. Guilt. Power. Freedom. These are some of the automatic emotions we feel about money according to motivational speaker Tony Robbins. He believes we have trained our brains to react to financial circumstances with those emotions. We make these choices unconsciously, and therefore we often select emotions that do not serve us in a productive way. If you have negative subconscious thoughts towards money, such as “I do not…  Read more

3 High performance habits from a survey of 20,000 high performers

Brendon Burchard, the world’s highest paid performance coach, surveyed 20,000 high performers such as athletes, CEOs, and founders to see what habits made them rank so high in their performance and found they all had these three habits in common. If you are small business owner or a person who wants to improve your performance, check out how these following three high performance habits can change your life. 1. Develop…  Read more

Steps to start a rad small business in Vancouver, Canada

Let’s say you want to start any small business – like making dog Christmas sweaters made out of organic cotton, kale and love. You are excited. Your middle-aged dog Andy and your neighbour Sue with the blonde, curly hair thinks it’s going to be a hit. But you don’t know where to start. Well my friends, here is a little handy dandy small business guide that will get you on…  Read more

How Federal Small Business Tax Changes Affect Canadian Business Owners

A lot of things have changed lately. The weather was awesome – now it’s rainy. Dogs and kids were running free – now they are in patterned raincoats. And the federal government had so-called loopholes for small biz owners. Now the rules may be changing. What are the proposed tax changes? Tax changes are being put in place for small businesses that are incorporated. In July, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced…  Read more

9 Surprising Stats about Why Small Businesses Are a Big Deal in British Columbia

9 Surprising Stats about Why Small Businesses Are a Big Deal in British Columbia Take a stroll through Vancouver’s eclectic Gastown on a weekday and you’’ll see a number of fresh faced entrepreneurs meeting for coffee. Gastown – which is Vancouver’s latest hub for tech accelerators and start-ups is a bustling example of British Columbia’s biggest business – small business. So why are small businesses such a big deal in…  Read more

How BC’s new government will affect your small business

How BC’s New Government Will Affect your Small Business Summer is here. You’ve bought a new glow-in-the-dark BBQ. Your fluffy dog has been shaved. And the NDP and Green party have formed a minority government. If you are wondering how the new BC government will affect your small business, we’ve got the answers for you here…. Check out these 2017 BC Government changes that will affect your small business: 1.…  Read more

3 Ways To Be Authentic Like Oprah In Your Business

3 Ways To Be Authentic Like Oprah In Your Business Did you know we all have inbuilt BS detectors? We have mirror neurons in our brains that make us mimic other peoples’ body language. So if they don’t believe what they are saying – neither will you. For example – think of a time where you truly believed what a person was saying. It’s very likely the person’s words matched…  Read more

This one exercise will improve your emotional intelligence AND your bottom line…

This One Exercise will Improve your Emotional Intelligence AND your Bottom Line… Surprisingly, studies show that the biggest factor that influences a company’s bottom-line is the leader’s emotional intelligence (EI). This is their level of self-awareness, empathy and rapport with others. This makes sense. A leader’s mood, psychopathic or motivational, can sweep through an office like wildfire affecting productivity and turnover. For instance, according to HBR’s 10 Must Reads On…  Read more

What Jay Z Can Teach You About Succeeding in Business

What Jay Z Can Teach You About Succeeding in Business “You could be playing outside with your friends, having fun – then next thing you know men with uzis would be in the playground, and we had to run back inside.” This was a typical day for Jay Z in his youth growing up in one of the toughest project houses in New York. The entrepreneur, rapper and founder of…  Read more

Small Business Accounting Intentions to Help You Make Money in 2017

Small Business Accounting Intentions to Help You Make Money in 2017 You’ve made it through the hype of Christmas and the getting-back-into-work-mode of January. Now it’s go time. You want to accomplish suave goals and make this a 2017 full of grace and success. If you are looking for some motivation to make 2017 one of your most successful years yet, check out these intentions: 1. Focus On Quality over…  Read more

5 Rad Ways For Your Biz To Increase Employee and Client Happiness This Christmas

5 Rad Ways For Your Biz To Increase Employee and Client Happiness This Christmas It’s nearly time to sip drinks with nogs in them and get together for big gatherings with odd family members – because it’s going to be Christmas soon! The cool thing about Christmas is you can use it as a tool to increase employee and customer happiness. As happiness is really one of the biggest gifts…  Read more

Why you might want to sell your business before 2017…

Why you might want to sell your business before 2017… If you’ve been looking for the right time to sell your business, you may want to do it before 2017. Here’s why Some of the most valuable business assets that can be sold are the awesome intangibles such as goodwill and customer lists. These types of assets are presently classified as “Cumulative Eligible Capital” (CEC). When sold, there is often…  Read more

4 Uncommon Ways to Save Money Like A Boss In Your Small Biz

4 Uncommon Ways to Save Money Like A Boss In Your Small Biz Being an entrepreneur can be really rad. You can schedule your own hours, do work that feels soul-fulfilling and choose the plants you put in your office. (We are really digging cacti currently). However the first few years can also be quite a drag when it comes to saving money – especially when you haven’t established a…  Read more

3 Ways to Make Accounting More Fun Like Pancakes On A Sunday Morning

3 Ways to Make Accounting More Fun Like Pancakes On A Sunday Morning Accounting can really suck for people who don’t enjoy it. In fact, ask entrepreneurs what they dislike most about running a business and a large number of them will admit it’s the accounting side of things. If you are a business owner, you probably became one to do more of the things you enjoy and have more…  Read more

Keep An Ear Out for CRA Scammers

Keep An Ear Out for CRA Scammers Tax season is over and you can finally take a breath. If you get a call from the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) claiming that you owe money or that you are eligible for a refund or benefits, be aware that it could be a scam as there have recently been reports of scammers impersonating CRA collection agents. How to know if you’re speaking…  Read more

7 Interesting and Quirky Facts About Accounting

7 Interesting and Quirky Facts About Accounting Now that tax season is coming to a close, it’s time to put away the laptops, bring out some margaritas and learn some fun facts about accounting. Why? Because you’ll never know when you might need this information at a party or at an impromptu game show. You are welcome. Here they are… If you were wondering where the word accountant comes from,…  Read more

Accounting Stuff You Should Know When Starting A Small Business

Accounting Stuff You Should Know When Starting A Small Business You’ve bought a blender, you are growing pineapples in the back of your van, and you are ready to start a piña colada food truck. (Or this doesn’t describe you at all, but your business is as awesome as a piña colada food truck.) If you are like most new small business owners, you really don’t enjoy the accounting side…  Read more

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