Is a Partnership Right for Your Small Business?

Going into business with a friend, family member or acquaintance can be a tempting proposition, but is it the right choice for your business idea and your relationship? When two or more people blend their skills, resources and connections to go into business, the resulting partnership can create a strong […]

Guide to Paying Your Small Business Taxes Online

It’s never too early to prep for the arrival of tax season, but there’s no need for mounds of paperwork or the accompanying sense of dread they bring. Filing your business taxes online is easy with the Canada Revenue Agency’s (CRA) online tools. Your information will be handled securely and […]

What’s Going on in December at Small Business BC?

The Holiday Season is often described as a time of giving, and there’s no better gift for your small business than the gift of education. This December we’re decking the halls of Small Business BC with a packed education calendar featuring 19 new and returning seminars and webinars, as well […]

Are You Tracking Your Business Mileage?

As a small business owner, it’s extremely likely you use your car for business. The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) allows you claim back a portion of your business mileage as a deduction on your taxes, so it’s important to ensure you’re accurately tracking your mileage throughout the year. Short Term […]

BC Wildfire Resources For Small Business

Our thoughts go out to everyone affected by the wildfires across British Columbia. During this difficult time, there are several resources available to business owners to help with managing the day-to-day situation, as well as planning for the rebuild. Below, we detail answers to some of the most common questions […]

5 Reasons a Bookkeeper Can Save You Money

If you’re a small business owner, chances are that you’re a fan of the do-it-yourself lifestyle. After all, you went into business for yourself. But while many small business owners love the freedom that owning their own business brings to them, it also means that expenses need to be kept […]

Year End Tax Planning Strategies for the Small Business Owner

Strategy and planning are always a key focus area for any small business. From an accounting perspective, there are a number of simple, but effective ways in which small business owners can optimize their tax planning approach. 1. Income Splitting In Canada, taxpayers are subject to a system […]