Help Manage Stress by Using Technology

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As a business owner, you have likely experienced stress and anxiety during the past year.  In order to run your business successfully, you need to ensure that your health and wellness takes priority in your life. When you travel on a plane, the announcer tells you that in case of an emergency, you need to […]

Save Money with a Health Services Plan

How can you save $100’s and maybe $1,000’s in taxes in one simple step with a Private Health Services Plan? Are you an employee of your own company and do you have significant medical and dental expenses each year of $2,000 or more not covered by a health plan?  Then creating a “Private Health Services […]

Your “Unexpected Death” Checklist

Death, specifically your own death, is a subject that is tough to talk about, however having the conversation today will save a lot of stress tomorrow should the unexpected happen. Here are 7 items for your “Unexpected Death” Checklist: Ensure that your spouse/executor are aware of any pre-paid funeral (or specific) arrangements you have made […]

Update – The Canada 75 % Wage Subsidy

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Finance Minister, Bill Morneau, announced today (April 1st, 2020) that the 75 % wage subsidy would be available within 3-6 weeks time. What we know so far: The subsidy is available to all businesses, charities and non-profit organizations as long as they can prove that they have lost 30 % of their revenue due to COVID-19. […]

What is the Canada Emergency Business Account?

The new Canada Emergency Business Account will provide interest-free loans of up to $40,000 to small businesses and not-for-profits, to help cover their operating costs during a period where their revenues have been temporarily reduced. To qualify, these organizations will need to demonstrate they paid between $50,000 to $1 million in total payroll in 2019. […]

New Information on Wage Subsidy Program – 30 March 2020

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Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced today businesses and non-profit organizations seeing a drop of at least 30 per cent in revenue due to COVID-19 will qualify for the government’s 75 per cent wage subsidy program. The number of people a business employs will not determine its eligibility. Charities and companies big and small will qualify, he […]

Breaking News for Small – Medium Size Businesses – 27 March 2020

Ottawa hikes wage subsidy to 75% for small and medium-sized businesses The federal government is hiking its wage subsidy for small and medium-sized businesses from 10 per cent to 75 per cent, a move that business leaders have called for amid the coronavirus outbreak. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the payroll subsidy, as well several additional measures to […]

New Information from the Alberta Government – 25 March 2020

In addition, it is now mandatory for travellers returning from outside of Canada to self-isolate. This legal requirement also applies to close contacts of confirmed COVID-19 cases, as well as to any individual with symptoms, such as a fever, cough, sore throat or runny nose. “We must do everything we can to protect Albertans through […]

Government introduces Canada Emergency Response Benefit to help workers and businesses

March 25, 2020 – Ottawa, Ontario – Department of Finance Canada The Government of Canada is taking strong, immediate and effective action to protect Canadians and the economy from the impacts of the global COVID-19 pandemic. No Canadian should have to choose between protecting their health, putting food on the table, paying for their medication or […]

Support for entrepreneurs impacted by the coronavirus COVID-19

As announced by the Minister of Finance, BDC puts in place additional measures to provide relief for Canadian entrepreneurs. Effective March 18, 2020, new relief measures for qualified businesses include: Working capital loans of up to $2 million with flexible repayment terms such as principal postponements for qualifying businesses; Flexible repayment terms, such as postponement of principal payments for up to […]