Contractor at desk on laptop and writing plans

As an independent contractor, you’re likely very busy balancing projects on different job sites week after week. Because of this, there’s probably been a time or two where you’ve had concerns about where some of your tools and equipment are, and what they might cost to replace. They could be lost or even have gone […]

electrician insurance

If you’re an electrician, you’re familiar with the risks of your job. You work with electrical wiring and high voltages, so you’re at risk of electrical shock and burns, as well as slips, trips, and falls. You might work at heights or in enclosed spaces, and you often work long hours or shifts. But you […]

e-commerce seller

Online shopping is now a norm in Canada. People have grown accustomed to the ease, speed, and security that shopping on the internet offers. In 2022 alone, there were over 27 million e-commerce users in Canada, which accounts for 75 per cent of the Canadian population. These numbers are expected to grow even more by […]

Canada is built on small businesses and a large portion of new Canadian businesses are started by immigrants. According to an Immigrant Entrepreneurs Research Program study 11.9 per cent of immigrants aged 25 to 69 either owned a private incorporated company or were primarily self-employed. When considering running a business as a newcomer to Canada, […]

damaged roof from high wind storm

Did you know that strong winds can have the strength to blow the roof off your building? Low-pressure areas are more prone to severe windstorms and tornadoes, but property damage from high winds can occur in any geographical area, even if it doesn’t occur often. These weather conditions can produce high winds and rain that […]

business owners doing taxes

If you’re a small business owner, you likely consider your rent, utilities, office supplies, and other business expenses as tax deductions. What you may not realize is that you can write off many — though not all — of your business insurance policy premiums. In general, tax deductions include items that help your business operate […]

Has your business changed due to COVID-19? To stay operational in today’s unprecedented circumstances, many businesses have had to alter their course to meet new customer expectations, adapt to restrictions that help slow the spread of COVID-19, and continue thriving amid uncertainty. In Canada, small businesses have risen to the occasion: seemingly overnight, manufacturers began […]

Wooden blocks with social media icons

Social media has become a powerful tool for businesses of all sizes to help promote themselves, establish a brand presence, and engage and connect with their customers. But as a small business owner, managing social accounts may seem like a daunting task. Coming up with new content and posting on multiple platforms can be time-consuming, […]

A woman working in her home office.