Small Business

7 Ways to Build the Perfect Small Business

Size needn't dictate success. To celebrate Small Business Week, here are some crucial skills and strategies that can help you outshine the competition, sell more and build a top-notch workforce

How to Ease the Pain of Accounting

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New services help business owners track expenses, invoices and more—all on a smartphone

Why You Shouldn’t Borrow Heavily Despite Today’s Low Interest Rates

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In the current climate, it’s tempting to lean on loans and lines of credit. Here's how it could backfire

5 Tips for Maximizing Your Money from the PROFIT 500

(Clockwise from top left) Joe Thacker of Fusion Retail Analytics; Sarah English of Usability Matters; Sajan Choksi of Innovative Vision; Kevin Higgins of Fusion Learning; and Kevin Danylchuk of Vanguard Pharma.

Smart cash flow strategies from Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies

5 Simple Ways to Get Paid Faster

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Your success hinges not on the money you’re owed but on the money you get. Here’s how to hasten delivery of your hard-earned cash

10 Cash-Flow Red Flags to Watch Out For

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Having a solid grasp of the money you’re owed—and when—is a must for every small business owner. These signs might indicate that your bank account is about to run low

The Debt-Free Way to Grow Your Business

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Proof that bootstrapping is actually possible: Calgary's Splice Software funded a major expansion by hoarding cash for surprise expenses and staying focused on cost controls

How to Keep the Cash Flowing

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An entrepreneur's guide to making sure the money coming in to your company always tops the money going out of it

Why Job Descriptions Still Matter (and How to Use Them Right)

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Forget formulaic lists of skills and duties. Three tips for crafting and enforcing the most useful document in management

5 Tax Filing Tips for Solopreneurs

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For self-employed individuals, it's not as simple as submitting a T4. With the CRA cracking down on some common practices, here are a few things you need to know

How the 2016 Budget Could Affect Small Business Tax Policy

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will deliver the 2016 federal budget on March 22. Photo: Fred Chartrand/CP

What Canadian SMB owners can expect from the Trudeau government's first round of economic policy

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