Majority of Small Business Owners Nearing Retirement

As small business owners retire, the effects will be felt in communities across Canada, impacting their families, society, and the economy. According to the latest analysis by Barlow Research, the average small business owner is just over 60 years of age, and almost 40 per cent are 65 years or older – a percentage that […]

Have Your Say

On Oct. 16, the federal government announced it would cut the small business tax rate to 9 percent from 10.5 percent by 2019. While this is welcome news for most small business owners, it has failed to alleviate concerns about proposed changes to the way private corporations are taxed. These changes are designed to target […]

Protect Your Small Business from Online Criminals

Cyber crimes targeting small businesses rarely make the headlines, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t a popular target for online criminals. If anything, small businesses are a target of choice because, compared to large corporations, they typically have weaker cyber security and more accessible assets. There are some simple steps you can take to protect […]

Long term Relationship Lessons from Royalty

“The Firm” Is In Action Again “We’re not a family, we’re a firm.” It’s a revealing line, spoken by George VI (played by Colin Firth) in the movie The King’s Speech. The statement does a great deal to explain the longevity of the British monarchy and the appeal it continues to enjoy in the modern […]