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Passing the torch: The complexities of succession planning

Passing the torch: The complexities of succession planning

It is a common scenario. An entrepreneur has put their heart and soul into developing a successful business and now has some crucial decisions to make about who will run the business and how the accumulated wealth will be shared after he or she retires or dies. Succession planning is a detailed, often emotional and […]

How to Stress Test Your Business

How to Stress Test Your Business

We are in the midst of a remarkable economic period. A few weeks ago, ‘inverted yield curves’ brought predictions of an impending recession. In September, the TSX reached a record high and unemployment levels hit historic lows. But warning signs and threats persist, including on-going trade wars, geopolitical tensions in the EU and Middle East, […]

How To Cut Out The Guesswork And Bid Smart on Construction Projects

How To Cut Out The Guesswork And Bid Smart on Construction Projects

Competition is tough for construction companies. There are contracts to be had but they are increasingly more difficult to win. To be competitive, and win those contracts, these are some basic financial questions that company owners should be asking themselves. What profit margin should I use to bid on the job? I want to keep […]

Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Independent Contractor vs. Employee

Determining whether you’re an employee or a contractor is a critical decision with important consequences for both the worker and payer (the company, employer or individual paying for the work). Employee or contractor? It might sound like an easy distinction to make, but it is not. This article covers both the factors CRA uses to determine the tax treatment, and the advantages and disadvantages for the individual in each circumstance.