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How to Improve Service Levels: Tax Pros Give Advice to CRA

Posted: December 04, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, Small Business, tax courses, cra business services, Canadian economy, entrepreneur, Auditor General Report, CRA service standards, CRA business enquiries

On the heels of recent criticisms by the Auditor General, Knowledge Bureau Report readers weighed in on CRA service levels and they were conclusive: 87% of last month’s poll respondents say that the CRA needs to work harder. They cited a myriad of issues from 32-week wait times for a T1 Adjustment to the need to correct CRA’s errors, some of them big. 

Don’t Skimp on This: The Cost of Bad Bookkeeping

Posted: November 27, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Bookkeeping, entrepreneur, bookkeeper, Bookkeeping for Small Business, business owner, U.K. study, audit-proof tax, Online Bookkeeping Courses

Even in a DIY culture, there are benefits to hired help – especially when it comes to bookkeeping for small businesses. A recent U.K. study showed just how much it costs business owners who choose to go it alone without essential education and training in professional documentation techniques.

Gender Equality: Gaps Remain in Leadership

Posted: November 20, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , gender gap, gender equality, Canadian economy, women in business, Canadian business, entrepreneur, business development, leadership, diversity, equality, business management, gender parity

New data shows that tracking gender pay gaps is not a priority for Canadian businesses, despite government efforts to bring the issue to the forefront.

Legalized Marijuana May Present New Business Liabilities

Posted: November 12, 2018
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, Human rights, Small Business, disability awareness week, entrepreneur, Business Builder Retreat, business law, Philippe Richer, business owner, business liabilities, accomodating addiction, Executive Business Growth Specialist

Cannabis problems at work? It’s one grey area that remains following Canada’s recent marijuana legalization, and employers need to know their obligations with regard to accommodating employees with addictions. Lawyer Philippe Richer weighs in on this important employment issue, which he says is the single largest area of potential liability for businesses.

Scaling a Business to New Heights: Are You Up to the Challenge?

Posted: October 23, 2018 By : Joanne Sigurdson & Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , entrepreneur, business development, leadership, business courses, business owner, business management, growing a business

If you are in business today, building on what you have accomplished so far can be very exciting. Yet it can also be intimidating, especially if the necessary steps have not been fully thought out and properly planned for, and if you are keenly aware that in the absence of growth comes the peril of mismanaging the equity you have built so far.

Business Owners, Is the CRA Serving You Better?

Posted: October 16, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , CRA, Canada Revenue Agency, corporate tax, Small Business, taxpayer bill of rights, entrepreneur, CE summits, income sprinkling, CRA service standards, proprietor, Stefanie Keller, year-end, small business consultation, Chamber of Commerce

As year-end approaches, financial professionals continue to give mixed reviews on whether or not Canada’s tax system is improving – particularly for the business community. To address these concerns, the CRA has announced a new initiative called Serving You Better, and is requesting consultation from financial professionals and owners of small and medium-sized businesses.