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Susan Ward

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By Susan Ward

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    • Filing Tips for People Who Hate Filing Created: Tuesday, September 26, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Do you hate filing? These tips for cutting down on the time you have to spend filing include how to use a two-stage filing system and how to file by group to speed up the process.
    • When must corporate income tax returns be filed? Created: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Wondering when Canadian corporate tax returns are due? Here's how to know when the T2 corporate tax return must be filed with the Canada Revenue Agency.
    • My business made no money this year. Can I still claim business expenses? Created: Tuesday, January 04, 2005 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      What happens when you have business expenses but not enough business income to offset them? This explanation will help you make the most of your business loss (part of the income tax FAQ for Canadi...
    • The 7 Most Common Business Plan Mistakes Created: Friday, August 10, 2012 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Starting a new business? Save yourself future grief by learning what the most common business plan mistakes are before you write one." itemprop="description">"description" Thursday, February 26, 2009 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      This article about bankruptcy in Canada explains the bankruptcy process, from how to initiate bankruptcy through what you have to do to obtain an absolute discharge and be released from the legal o...
    • Charging HST on Services Created: Thursday, April 01, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, April 23, 2014
      Do you need to charge HST on the services you provide? This article outlines and discusses the place of supply rules for services which determine whether or not HST needs to be charged."
    • The Best Business Opportunities 2013 Created: Tuesday, December 11, 2012 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      As always, the formula for making money is meeting people's needs. But which? And how? Read this list of the best business opportunities of 2013 to find out.
    • 5 Rules for Twitter Promotion Created: Friday, March 13, 2009 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Using Twitter to promote your business is possible, but must be done carefully. These five rules for small businesses explain how to use Twitter promotion successfully.
    • Accounts Receivable Created: Sunday, June 13, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      A definition of the accounting term accounts receivable and how account receivable applies to small businesses.
    • Green Marketing Created: Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What is green marketing? This green marketing definition includes an introduction to the key issues and general trends in green marketing, such as greenwashing.
    • What Is a Business Model? Created: Thursday, August 08, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      B2C. B2B. C2C. Learn about the basic types of business models and why some types of business models are better than others.
    • Top Label Printers Created: Wednesday, August 15, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Label printers can be real time-savers. Portable labeling systems are a godsend for labeling wires and cables while desktop label printers eliminate the need to feed individual sheets of labels thr...
    • What Is a Wholesaler Created: Friday, February 22, 2013 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Learn what a wholesaler is and why you, as a retailer, should bother to use one.
    • Year End Checklist for Small Businesses Created: Tuesday, December 23, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      We all know how important business planning is, but it's easy to put off in the press of daily events. This year end checklist will inspire you to get to it and make your business planning easier."...
    • What happens if I don't file my income tax on time? Created: Sunday, December 28, 2003 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      What happens if you file your income tax late? Part of the income tax FAQ for Canadian small businesses.
    • 3 Rules for Setting Business Goals Created: Thursday, December 11, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014
      Like setting personal goals, setting business goals provides us with direction and motivation. But only if we set the right goals, goals that will keep our business on track rather than derail it. ...
    • Sample Vision Statements Created: Thursday, September 25, 2008 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A page of sample vision statements to inspire you.
    • 5 Ways To Negotiate More Effectively Created: Saturday, November 29, 2003 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Learn how to negotiate more effectively with these five negotiation strategies that will help you improve your negotiation skills and drive more dollars to your bottom line."
    • Invoice Sample With GST & PST Created: Wednesday, August 04, 2004 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      Here's what information has to be on your invoice and a sample invoice with GST and PST that you can use as an invoice template for your Canadian small business.
    • Tips for Better Customer Service: How to Help a Customer Created: Wednesday, January 13, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      A customer or client seeking help is the most common customer service interaction so it's extremely important to get this customer service interaction right. Properly done, a customer seeking help ...
    • 12 Unique Business Ideas Created: Friday, September 24, 2010 Updated: Monday, April 21, 2014
      From head lice through road kill, all of these unique business ideas have one thing in common; they're all real businesses that make money." itemprop="description" Friday, March 04, 2005 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      This FAQ outlines the basic process to register a business in Canada.
    • Customer Service and Customer Engagement - Your Competitive Edge Created: Thursday, July 30, 2009 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      This article presents strategies for improving customer service and building customer loyalty based on the results of a Telus/ Lumos Research study, including suggestions for using social media to increase customer engagement.
    • How to Write a Vision Statement Created: Thursday, September 25, 2008 Updated: Sunday, April 20, 2014
      A vision statement is your ticket to success as it provides the inspiration for your business's strategic decisions. Here's how to write one in three easy steps.
    • Top Gift Baskets for Administrative Professionals Day Created: Thursday, April 09, 2009 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      Show your appreciation of the Administrative Professionals who work for you with a gift basket this year from this selection of gift baskets for all tastes.
    • How to Answer the Phone Properly Created: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014
      How you answer the phone says a great deal about your business. Here's how to do it properly.
    • How Can I Get Local Clients? Created: Thursday, January 02, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      An online business asks how to get local clients. My advice will help any business learn how to get known and connected locally.
    • How Do I Pay Income Tax as an Independent Contractor in Canada? Created: Friday, February 21, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are you an independent contractor? Here's what you need to know about your Canadian income tax - and a method for figuring out how much money to set aside for paying it.
    • How Does Freelancing Affect My Canadian Income Tax? Created: Friday, December 20, 2013 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are you freelancing outside your regular employment in Canada? Congratulations! You've started a business. Learn more here, including how your taxes are affected.
    • How Does Being in a Partnership and an Employee Affect my Canadian Income Tax? Created: Thursday, April 17, 2014 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      Are you an employee and a partner in a business? Here's how being both affects your Canadian income tax.
    • How To Charge and Remit Provincial Sales Tax in Saskatchewan Created: Monday, June 28, 2010 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      An outline of the process of charging, collecting, and remitting provincial sales tax (PST) in Saskatchewan, using the example of a small retail business." itemprop="descriP='t3'" --> itemprop="des...
    • Marketing Created: Friday, January 13, 2006 Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2014
      What is marketing? This definition explains and outlines the basics that are the key components of a marketing plan for any business.

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