All About Credit Bureau Reports & Your Business

Written by Debbie Dias, Branch Manager for National Bank of Canada A credit bureau report is detailed history of how you pay your credit cards, loans, mortgages, Line of credit and even your monthly cell phone bill. Financial and Retail institutions regularly report your payment habits to the credit bureau agencies. Regular reporting includes information […]

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3 Questions to Ensure You Charge What You’re Worth

Written by Rachel Fisch, SAGE Accounting If you’re running a service-based business, you are most likely not charging enough. As with most entrepreneurs you are probably guilty of working way too hard, undercutting your own prices, and still stressing about making ends meet until you receive your next payment from a client. The largest problem with […]

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Your Financial Management Questions Answered

Insights from Tanja Nachtigall, Relationship Manager for Evolocity Financial Group One of the toughest aspects of being an entrepreneur is understanding financial management and how it can impact your business. Financial wellness is something that all entrepreneurs need to focus on, whether they want to or not, but oftentimes knowing the right questions to ask, and […]

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Are you Ready for a Tax Audit?

Written by Linda Spencer Are you at risk? The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) continues to audit the following key areas, as these areas seem to be the ones of greatest error or non-compliance by small and medium sized businesses: Denied expenses – CRA denies unsupported and non-deductible expenses. It is important to have proper and […]

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Green Means Go, Let the Cash Flow

By Danette Harkness Senior Manager, Small Business Banking, Coast Capital Savings What doesn’t kill you may make you stronger, but a negative cash flow will definitely kill your business. Cash flow is your business’ lifeblood, and understanding its behaviours can dictate whether you’ll make it or break it – so take control of your finances! […]

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Empower Your Financial Wellness

Written by Linda Spencer. It’s a fact – money is THE #1 cause of stress in North America today.  That stress places strains on our bodies, our relationships and our emotional and mental wellbeing.  Stress costs billions of dollars in health care and lost productivity each year.  There are programs, pills, tips and tricks to […]

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Finding the Best Payment Solution for Your Business

Written By Marilyn Wilson, Senior Manager, Small Business Banking, Coast Capital Savings When it comes to payment, convenience is king. From tap and Apple Pay, to Amazon’s pilot of a cashier-less grocery story, it seems like new, alternative payments are growing faster than the pumpkin spice craze. It’s crucial that your business can keep up, […]

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