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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.

A Workforce of Freelancers: Almost Half by 2020

Posted: September 17, 2018 By: Evelyn Jacks
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , President - Knowledge Bureau, self-employed, Evelyn Jacks, proprietorship taxes, Canadian economy, entrepreneur, proprietorship, gig economy, freelance, moonlighting, business leader, tax for self employed, tax prearation, Canadian workforce

Traditionally, 85 percent of Canada’s workforce has consisted of the employed. But that’s about to change: 45 percent of Canada’s workforce will be “on demand” or “freelancing” by 2020 *. This is a continuation of an upward trend that started with the financial crisis of 2008. This also means an increasing number of Canadians need to revisit what kind of tax and financial planning they should be doing.

New Mortgage Options for the Self-Employed

Posted: September 10, 2018 By : Beth Graddon
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Debt Management, Financial Literacy, self-employed, Evelyn Jacks, mortgage, entrepreneur, mortgage down payment, mortgage lenders, proprietor, qualifying for a mortgage, self-employed mortgage, Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation, CMHC, applying for a mortgage, Proof of Income Statement

Single, self-employed Canadians have struggled with mortgage lending requirements for many years. But that’s all about to get easier starting on October 1, as new guidelines will improve borrowing eligibility of current or aspiring proprietors.

Despite Obstacles, Canada’s Growing Labour Force Points to Strong Economy

Posted: July 10, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , Financial Literacy, self-employed, knowledge bureau, interest rates, Bank of canada, Evelyn Jacks, tax courses, distinguished financial advisor, Canadian economy, financial education, entrepreneur, Executive Business Builder Program, Business Builder Retreat, labour force, job market, unemployment rate, stephen Polaz, debt and cash flow, business owner

Despite all the doom and gloom reported lately, Canada’s economy is actually growing. All signs point to an increase in Bank of Canada rates later today, as a new Labour Force Study from Statistics Canada indicates that for the month of June, the country’s labour force increased with the creation of 31,800 new jobs. The report also cites increasing self-employment levels.

Succession Planning: The Legalities Business Owners Need to Know

Posted: July 10, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, knowledge bureau, succession planning, Evelyn Jacks, leadership courses, Executive Business Builder Program, business builders, transitioning a business, business law, Philippe Richer, buying a business, leadership decisions, online law courses, employee rights, selling a business, incorporation

Succession planning hinges on sound leadership development and astute forward-thinking, but there are also legal factors to consider. This week, Philippe Richer, author of Knowledge Bureau’s new Business Law certificate course in the Executive Business Builder Program, shares some important legal considerations for transitioning or selling your business. Philippe will also join us as a special guest lecturer at the new Business Builder Retreat.

Small Businesses in Canada are Growing: Take the Leap into Entrepreneurship!

Posted: July 10, 2018 By : Knowledge Bureau Staff Writers
Posted in: Strategic Thinking , self-employed, knowledge bureau, Evelyn Jacks, Small Business, entrepreneur, CE summits, proprietorships, Executive Business Builder Program, business growth, Canadian conferences, starting a business, leadership development, leadership retreat, Executive Busisness Builder Retreat, Paynet, business debt

Despite trends leaning towards an increase in self-employment over the next few years, the current state of the economy has some Canadians questioning whether it’s the smart financial choice for them. According to a new report from Paynet’s Canadian Small Business Lending Index, the potential for private business growth is positive, making self-employment a smart choice for those considering taking the leap.