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 […]

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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, […]

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Small business owners know that time is precious. There are never enough hours in the day, and you need all your energy, insight, and diplomacy to keep everything humming along. It’s difficult to dwell on the “what ifs” when you’re juggling a host of absolutes. But unforeseen disasters happen – and more frequently than you […]