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Canadian Income Tax & Your Business

Sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation, you'll find the tax information you need here, from how to declare your business income through the details about specific tax deductions.

Help to Get Your Taxes Done
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7 Tips for Avoiding Computer Viruses

Thursday April 17, 2014

The ongoing fallout from Heartbleed is a real wakeup call. Many of us pay very little attention to the security of our data until something goes wrong - a practice that can be disastrous for small businesses.

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Heartbleed is not a virus but a "serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows stealing the information protected, under normal conditions, by the SSL/TLS encryption used to secure the Internet" (heartbleed.com).

But such vulnerabilities are only one way that your business data can be endangered. One of the more common scenarios is having a virus or malware infect your computer or network, damaging or destroying your data.

Read How Not to Become a Computer Virus Victim to learn how you and your employees can keep your valuable data safe.

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Help! Online Businesses Are Killing Mine!

Wednesday April 16, 2014

Is this the way you feel because there seem to be so many people selling products and/or services online similar to the ones your small business offers - without having even half the overhead you have as a bricks-and-mortar business?

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Then you'll want to read this article about 5 Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Online Businesses so you can start fighting back.

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7 Ways to Make Your Business Thrive in Tough Economic Times

Tuesday April 15, 2014

What would you do if your most popular products were suddenly as popular as typewriters?

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Or if most of your customers suddenly lost their jobs all at once?

Bad economic times aren't necessarily something that you see coming for a long time, like low grey clouds on the horizon. They can also be something that hits someplace like a tornado that no one saw coming.

And small businesses are much more vulnerable than bigger ones.

Read 7 Ways to Make Your Business Thrive in Tough Economic Times to learn how you can protect your small business.

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About Small Business Canada: Weekly Roundup Apr 8 to Apr 14

Monday April 14, 2014

What went on last week at About Small Business Canada? Here's your round-up of last week's new articles and posts on the website so you can catch up with anything you've missed!

Posts & New Articles

What's It Really Like to Be an Entrepreneur?

Are You Declaring All Your Business Income?

Target Your Market Before Marketing

Leadership Styles and Your Business

Two Things You Need to Know If You Haven't Filed Your Canadian Income Tax Yet

18 Pet Business Ideas

About Small Business Canada: Weekly Roundup April 1 to April 7

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