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The Noise of Budget 2018 – Or Rather The Collective Sigh Of Relief That Was Echoed Across Canada’s Business World

The income sprinkling rules outlined in July 2017 held strong and the rules pertaining to passive investment income weren’t as harsh as predicted. Specifically, Budget 2018 has implemented two simple measures as it pertains to passive investment income: Limiting Access to Small Business Tax Rate Budget 2018 proposed to provide for an alternative reduction to the […]

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BC’s 2018 Budget: Does it Balance Opportunity?

  BC’s 2018 budget was announced on February 20th. Its focus was to provide lower income households with tax relief. It provides some parents with reduced child care fees while also reassuring parents that spaces in child care and in schools would become more adequate. There are numerous articles that focus on the many highlights […]

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Our Biggest Partner in Life

In life and finances, the government is our biggest business partner, usually in the form of taxes. If you are a business owner: 1.  You are a tax collector (payroll taxes, GST, PST). 2.  The government is your business partner (corporate taxes). As a family, taxes are often your largest expense: 1.  Income tax (as […]

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Succession Planning – have you planned your exit strategy?

You may have built a successful business but have you planned your exit strategy? Preparing for succession may not be at the forefront of every business – but it should be.  Having a succession plan allows for employees, owners and the company itself to have a clear direction on how the company will move forward […]

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Baby Boomers Ready To Sell!!

Planning On Selling Your Business… Are you approaching retirement and planning on selling your business? As an entrepreneur, you dreamed of building your own successful business. After all those years of hard work, you plan to reap the rewards in the form of a successful business sale. Sounds like a great plan! But, making the […]

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Business Owners Fail To Plan

Prepare Your Business For Sale Only 9% of business owners have a documented transition plan in place and yet 70% of small business owners plan to transition in the next 10 years*! As a financial planner I continue to meet business owners who are planning to sell or transition their company but they do not […]