taxes

Small Business Deductions: Duty Deferral Program

Lower your tax burden if you import goods into Canada and meet a few conditions with the Duty Deferral Program. Learn about the three ways that the program can potentially help you save on duties owed and even get reimbursed for duties paid.

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budgeting

How to Use the Common Size Ratio

Measure the common size ratio of business items on your financial statements. Learn what the common size ratio is, why it's important to any small business, and see how it's calculated.

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taxes

Tax Implications of Small Business Donations to Charity

Learn about the implications of donating to charity through a business, and see whether it makes more financial sense to donate from a business or from a personal account. Review some simple examples of each.

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funding-financing

Understanding Your Rights: Callable Loans

Borrow money more intelligently by understanding what a callable loan is. Learn what a bank or other lender can do if the loan you get from them is callable, and see how you can best protect yourself from getting the loan "called".

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business

Organizing Your Business Ideas Using an Affinity Diagram

Increase the level of productivity in your brainstorming sessions with affinity diagrams. Learn what an affinity diagram is and how to make one, and see when is the best time to use one.

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finance-accounting

How to Get a Fidelity Bond in Canada

Build your business's trustworthiness and reputation by using fidelity bonds. Learn what fidelity bonds are, their benefits, and see how you can get one for your business in a few easy steps.

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managing-people

How to Calculate Banked Overtime for Your Employees

Incentivize new and current hourly-wage employees with banked overtime instead of pure overtime pay. Learn what banked overtime is, see how to calculate it, and learn what's required as a business owner.

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marketing

How to Calculate Customer’s Perceived Value

Use a simple metric to make sure you are pricing your products in a logical way. Learn what customer perceived value is and how it is calculated, and see a simple example illustrating the concept.

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