Email Management Tips for Professionals

Business communication used to be centered around in-person meetings and phone calls made from a landline. Fax was all the rage for a period of time, but nothing has really impacted professional communication the way email has. Not only does email make messaging easy and convenient, it allows professionals to work from just about anywhere […]

The Negative Effects of Multitasking

It’s a phrase that often appears on a job seeker’s resume: ‘excellent multitasker’. As so many of us list it among our professional skills, the ability to multitask is thought to be an asset. But what if tackling several tasks at once not only makes us less effective, it actually has a negative effect on […]

Health and Wealth: Why Employee Financial Wellness Should Matter to Business Owners

It takes a lot of different elements to create a successful business, but there is one constant across all industries: the importance of human talent. Employees say a lot about a business and have plenty of influence on the success or failure of projects. Knowing this, many companies have instituted programs to support the physical […]

3 Great Financial Apps

When life gets busy, it’s easy to lose track of your budget or even veer from your financial goals. Whether you’re a business owner, a professional or a stay-at-home parent, managing your finances requires time and effort that you simply may not have. Enter the financial app: a great way to keep track of your […]

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 […]

Millennials: Easy Targets for Fraud & Scams?

Due to the nature of our business: managing your money, technology is an indispensable tool. Our alignment with well-established firms ensures that information is processed over digital platforms designed to protect and maintain the confidentiality of sensitive client data. For Millennials, also known as Generation Y, (definition: People born in the 1980s and 1990s; mostly the children […]

Mac vs Windows

For decades, Microsoft Windows users have been engaged in a debate with supporters of Apple’s Macs over who had the superior platform. This was, at root, a conflict precipitated by the very public rivalry between Bill Gates and Steve Jobs. As Matt Weinberger observed recently in Business Insider: ‘Eventually things settled into a duopoly, as […]

Business Succession Planning

A business often represents a lifetime of work and vision. However, despite almost three-quarters of business owners wanting to transfer control or exit ownership within the next decade, barely a third has a formal succession plan in place. Lack of a plan is the most common reason family businesses fail to survive first-to-second generation ownership. […]