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Susan Ward

Updated Articles and Resources

By Susan Ward

    Updated Articles and Resources
    • Top 10 Ways to Attract Quality Employees Created: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      Employee recruitment can be difficult for small businesses. These tips for attracting employees will up the odds of recruiting the people you need.
    • Home-Based Business Insurance Created: Friday, May 16, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014
      An explanation of the types of business insurance that all home-based businesses need.
    • Answers to Common Questions About the GST HST Created: Thursday, July 26, 2007 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Answers to common questions about Canada's GST/HST for business people and/or non-residents operating in Canada.
    • 7 Ways to Make Sure Customers & Clients Pay What They Owe You Created: Monday, July 12, 2010 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Have customers or clients that aren't paying you the money you owe? Here are seven ways to make sure you get paid for the goods and services you sell.
    • The Top 7 Sales Blunders Created: Thursday, October 14, 2004 Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014
      Even the best sales professionals make mistakes. Avoid these seven common sales mistakes and increase the odds of making the sale.
    • Patent Created: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      This definition of patent includes a brief explanation of what can be patented and how long patents last in Canada, the United States and Mexico.
    • Help! Online Businesses Are Killing Mine! Created: Monday, April 02, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      Having a hard time competing with people using online storefronts to sell similar products and services? Here are five ways your small business can compete with online businesses.
    • Business Income Created: Friday, February 18, 2011 Updated: Monday, July 28, 2014
      What is business income and how do you declare it on your Canadian income tax? Here are the details.
    • Are You Sabotaging Your Small Business? Created: Thursday, October 03, 2013 Updated: Sunday, July 27, 2014
      Find out if you're actually contributing to the failure of your small business rather than its survival.
    • How do I report my business income and which income tax returns do I need? Created: Saturday, December 27, 2003 Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014
      Here is how to report business income in Canada and which Canadian income tax returns you need for corporations and sole proprietorships/partnerships.
    • 29 Ways to Drive Traffic to Your Business Website Created: Friday, July 25, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Dramatically increase the number of visitors to your business website with these traffic-generating ideas.
    • My business is incorporated. Do I still need to file a T1 income tax form? Created: Saturday, December 27, 2003 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Answer to the question of whether or not you need to file a T1 income tax form if your business is incorporated.
    • What happens if I can't pay the income tax that I owe? Created: Sunday, December 28, 2003 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      What to do if you can't pay the Canadian income tax you owe.
    • Top Backup Software Created: Friday, June 15, 2007 Updated: Friday, July 25, 2014
      Here's a selection of top PC backup software for small business users that will give you the data backup protection you need.
    • What is the time limit on an income tax audit? Created: Sunday, December 28, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      How long does the Canada Revenue Agency have to decide to audit your business after you've filed your income tax return?
    • Audit Created: Saturday, December 13, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      Definition of term audit and an explanation of the Canada Revenue Agency income tax audit process for Canadian small business owners.
    • How to Have a Worry-Free Vacation Created: Wednesday, July 23, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 24, 2014
      You don't need to take it with you or fret about it while you're there. Here's how small business owners can have a truly worry-free vacation.
    • 7 Ways to Come Up with a Winning Business Idea Created: Monday, July 21, 2003 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      How do you find the business ideas that will be the most profitable and personally fulfilling? Learn how to think like an entrepreneur.
    • When must corporate income tax returns be filed? Created: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 Updated: Wednesday, July 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.
    • When are corporate taxes due if there is a balance owing? Created: Thursday, February 10, 2011 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      If your Canadian corporation has a balance owing when you file your corporate tax return, here are the details about how long you have to pay.
    • The Best Business Opportunities 2014 Created: Monday, November 25, 2013 Updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
      These best business opportunities are not only worth starting now but will make profits for years to come. Check them out if you want to start a small business in 2014.
    • Canadian Income Tax and Your Small Business Created: Thursday, February 28, 2008 Updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      Do you operate a Canadian small business? This guide presents all the information you need to know about preparing and filing Canadian income tax returns.
    • Define Your Customer Before Marketing Created: Monday, December 08, 2003 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Marketing without a target will miss the mark. Learn how to define your customer before marketing to reach your target market.
    • 7 Ways to Make Your Business Thrive in Tough Economic Times Created: Thursday, March 27, 2008 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Factories fail. People lose jobs. Follow these best practices to ensure your business survives.
    • 7 Ways to Beat Summer Slowdown and Get Your Work Done Created: Thursday, July 26, 2012 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Finding it hard to resist the siren call of summer and focus on the work you should be doing for business and professional clients? These seven tips will show you how to keep your work motivation and productivity high.
    • Attracting New Business On a Shoestring Budget Created: Thursday, July 22, 2004 Updated: Monday, July 21, 2014
      Want to attract new business? Kelley Robertson presents eight inexpensive marketing strategies that will generate new business leads.
    • 6 Secrets for Selling More at Trade Shows & Craft Fairs Created: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Updated: Friday, July 18, 2014
      Watch your booth or table sales soar when you apply these sales secrets to engage potential customers and make them want to buy.
    • When is the Canadian taxes due date? Created: Sunday, December 28, 2003 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Wondering when Canadian taxes are due? Here's information on Canadian taxes due dates for both personal income tax and corporate income tax returns.
    • Profit Test Created: Thursday, February 17, 2011 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      The profit test refers to the business definition used by the Canada Revenue Agency. Learn how it applies to your Canadian small business here.
    • 3 Business Valuation Methods Created: Monday, January 14, 2008 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Selling a business? Here is an explanation of the three most common business valuation methods to help you determine how much your business is worth.
    • Back to School Marketing Ideas Created: Thursday, August 05, 2010 Updated: Thursday, July 17, 2014
      Take advantage of one of the biggest retail seasons of the year with these back to school marketing ideas.
    • 8 Rules For Good Customer Service Created: Sunday, August 15, 2004 Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014
      These 8 simple rules will ensure that your business becomes known for its good customer service and allow you to reap the benefits that good customer service provides.

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