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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, […]

Young physicians and financial health: Getting the right diagnosis

Young physicians and financial health: Getting the right diagnosis

Young physicians at the beginning of their careers are well-versed in the workings of the human body, but usually have lots of basic questions when it comes to the fundamentals of running a business.

Claudia Rosianu, GGFL’s assurance and advisory services principal, specializes in physician finances and has the answers to these questions.

The Doctor’s Financial Lifecycle Part 2: Transitioning From Salaried to Self-Employed

The Doctor’s Financial Lifecycle Part 2: Transitioning From Salaried to Self-Employed

Becoming a doctor is no easy feat. We can tell you a few things about the business side of your practice and help get you on the road to financial security.
We can help you navigate the tax issues that distinguish the salaried resident from the self-employed physician. You should know about paying income tax installments, allowable business deductions, and filing returns. And, should you incorporate?

The Doctor’s Financial Lifecycle Part 1: Medical Residency

The Doctor’s Financial Lifecycle Part 1: Medical Residency

Anyone embarking on a career as a self-employed physician has lots to think about. While retirement might seem light years away, it isn’t too soon to start thinking about it, so, we’re offering you this starter kit on how you might want to save and protect some of your hard-earned money.

Employees and the Cost of Owning a Small Business

Employees and the Cost of Owning a Small Business

When the Department of Finance announced earlier this year that it was planning to end “income sprinkling,” GGFL was at the vanguard of local protest. It’s not news to anyone that the protests have grown and the issue has since become a major thorn in the federal government’s side. Along with the nation’s accountancy community and, collectively, our millions of clients, we anxiously await what we expect and hope will be significant changes to the proposed legislation.