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Cloud Computing

Posted on 2 June, 2015 at 17:30 Comments comments (3)

Working in the cloud has been a part of our lives for a long time but Cloud Computing is the "new thing" in bookkeeping especially for small business.

So I decided to check it out. I have now certified in SageOne, QuickBooks Online and Freshbooks. I also took a look at Wave and Xero.

Which do i recommend? It really depends on what  information you need, your budget and how you plan to use the service. Some of my new c...

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The Simple, Often Forgotten Secret to A Profitable Business

Posted on 8 January, 2015 at 17:20 Comments comments (0)

Here is an interesting article by Dave Kerpen based on the idea of paying yourself FIRST from your business by setting profit targets.

Many entrepreneurs don't understand GAAP and author Mike Michalowicz makes the point that changing the formula to

Sales - Profit = Expenses encourages business owners to focus more effectively on their goal of making money and to eliminate

unnecessary expenses. What do you think?


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Moving to Victoria

Posted on 20 June, 2014 at 17:15 Comments comments (0)

Well moving to Victoria has been a wonderful, time-consuming experience filled with new things to learn.

I have bought a home in the Oaklands area which means I will have a 250 number by the first week of August which should make it easier to do business in this beautiful City of Victoria.

Helpful Info Videos for the Small Business Owner

Posted on 24 March, 2014 at 22:50 Comments comments (0)

Did you know that the CRA has a whole series of videos to explain requirements for the new and small business owner?

There are videos about GST, payroll, record keeping and even one called “Starting Your Business”.

Each series has a number of short videos about specific topics. The videos are about 2 – 12 minutes long so you can choose to watch just one on a specific topic or the whol...

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Your Weekly Inspiration

Posted on 17 March, 2014 at 10:40 Comments comments (0)

Infograhics - What Are They and How Can I Use One???

Posted on 13 March, 2014 at 13:50 Comments comments (0)

Infographics are a great way to present facts and figures in an easy to understand way. They can be used in a business plan or in making a presentation to a potential investor.

An infographic can make a set of figures in a spreadsheet easy to comprehend.

You could use an infograhic in a business meeting to show partners and/or employees your business goals and how clo...

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Measure Your Business Success

Posted on 10 March, 2014 at 10:00 Comments comments (0)

Starting a new business is exciting, exhausting, frustrating and fulfilling.

You have goals and plans.. but what you don’t have is historical information.

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Do I need to be worried about being audited? How do I get ready?

Posted on 26 February, 2014 at 11:50 Comments comments (0)

OK, OK, I won't make you wait a week for the answers to how to calmly survive an audit... :P

Do you need to be worried about being audited?

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Audit - a word that scares many business owners.

Posted on 24 February, 2014 at 16:55 Comments comments (0)

I have a small business, will I get audited sometime? What triggers an audit?? :mad:

These are questions that can keep many business owners tossing and turning at night. But an audit doesn't have to be scary.

So let's explore the answers to these questions :

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How to Keep All Your Accounts Receivable Current.

Posted on 17 February, 2014 at 11:10 Comments comments (0)

I heard about Powtunes at the Fraser Valley Business Network lunch a couple of weeks ago and I had such fun making a little video with some simple but effective tips for keeping ALL your accounts receivable current.

Click the link below for 1 1/2 minutes of fun!


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