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New and Available in January! Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb

Posted: January 08, 2019
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Real Wealth Management, small business, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, family business, leadership, family wealth, Jenifer Bartman, Defusing the Family Business Time Bomb, business book, tax book

A new book by Jenifer Bartman and Evelyn Jacks will be released next week by Knowledge Bureau. It addresses a common family secret that plagues millions of Canadians from coast to coast: what to do with the family business time bomb at a time when boomers are contemplating retirement.

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.

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.

Legalization Creates Tax Ambiguity for Marijuana Users

Posted: October 16, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Medical expenses, tax deductions, leadership, marijuana legalization, tax claims, Federal Budget 2018, disability, marijuana, medical marijuana, marijuana tax, excise tax, cannabis license, growing marijuana, legal marijuana, Health Canada, Canadian Medical Association, CMA, entrerpreneur, cross-border, U.S. marijuana prohibition

Today is the day that marijuana officially becomes legal in Canada. Yet grey areas remain, leaving Canadians uncertain and concerned about consequences: from personal and excise tax rules, to medical expense claims, to cross-border and insurance underwriting changes.

Women Make Strides in Financial Services

Posted: October 09, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Planning, Financial Advisor, Small Business, distinguished advisor conference, women in business, entrepreneur, leadership, proprietorship, business owner, female business leaders, women in financial services, Canadian Summit for Women in Financial Planning, Business Buider Retreat, women-owned enterprises

The financial services industry has traditionally been male dominated, but a shift has started to occur, with more emphasis placed upon supporting female growth in this field. Also important, is a new Statistics Canada Report which notes that women-owned service industry businesses are experiencing higher growth rates than those owned by men, which bodes well for female leaders in the tax and financial services.

Business Partnerships: Signing on the Dotted Line

Posted: September 24, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , DAC, self-employed, knowledge bureau, Small Business, business development, leadership, tax courses Evelyn Jacks, Business Builder Retreat, Philippe Richer, business owner, entreprenreur, prorietorship agreement, shareholder agreement, business contract, business investing

It’s critical to operate within safe havens if you are in business today. To mitigate the challenges and issues partners and shareholders in business face during the business-building process, it’s essential to have a contract in place. But many don’t understand the core components before signing on the dotted line.