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Answers to Common Questions About Canada's GST/HST
Answers to common questions about charging and remitting GST/HST and PST for business people and/or non-residents operating in Canada.

Do I Charge Non-Residents the GST/HST?
Learn whether or not your Canadian business needs to charge non-residents the GST/HST.

The Penalties for Filing a Late GST HST Return
Does your Canadian business collect and remit the GST/HST? Here are the Canada Revenue Agency penalties for late filing or incorrect filing of the GST/HST.

What Are Input Tax Credits (GST Canada)?
Run a Canadian business that charges GST/HST? Then you need to know what Input Tax Credits (ITCs) are and how to use them to get a GST/HST refund.

HST Rules for Intangible Personal Property
This article explains the general place of supply rules for charging HST on intangible personal property in Canada, such as software and memberships.

How to Charge HST on Services
Do you need to charge HST on the services you provide? This article describes the place of supply rules that determine when HST needs to be charged.

Harmonized Sales Tax - HST Definition
This Harmonized Sales Tax definition lists the provincial HST/GST/PST rates and explains how HST applies to Canadian small businesses.

Charging HST - Point of Sale Rebates - GST HST
Here's an explanation of how to apply HST point of sale rebates when invoicing items such as books, children's clothing, etc. in particular provinces.

Core Competency Definition for Small Businesses
What is core competency? This definition discusses the concept of core competence from a small business point of view.

Business Procurement Definition
What is procurement? This definition of procurement for business includes key issues and trends, such as green procurement and ethical sourcing.

Time Management Techniques To Get More Time In Your Day
Use these five time management techniques consistently and you'll have more time, accomplish more, and feel better.

Time Management (Definition, Skills and History)
A time management definition and a brief history, including the personal time management skills that need to be mastered for effective use of time.

Harness the Power of an Advisory Board
An Advisory Board can be a powerful management tool for your small business. Here's how to set up and use one.

GST Netfile - Paying the GST/HST Your Business Owes
Does your Canadian small business owe GST/HST to the Canada Revenue Agency? Here's how to pay GST/HST, including how to GST Netfile.

Why Cloud Computing Is Ideal for Small Businesses
Why cloud computing? Because it can be a real game changer for small businesses. Read all about the advantages of cloud computing here.

How to Set Up Gmail - Google Business Apps
This article explains how to set up Gmail for Google Business Apps, including how to set up Postini for email filtering, with tips for getting through the Gmail setup process.

Small Office Home Office - SOHO
A Small Office Home Office (SOHO) definition that explains the benefits of small office home office businesses.

How to Create a Google Site for Your Business (Google Business Apps)
Want to know how to make a Google site? Here's a step-by-step guide to the process using the Intranet Google sites template as an example.

How to Choose, Address & Sign Business Christmas Cards
How to choose and send business Christmas cards, including what kinds of cards to send and how to properly address and sign a Christmas card.

Business Cards Definition & a Brief History
Learn what business cards are, some tips for good etiquette when using business cards and a brief history of how they originated.

Company Christmas Party Ideas for a Successful Event
Need ideas for your company Christmas party? Here's how to make it it a can't-miss successful event that people look forward to attending.

How Small Business Owners Can Have Worry-Free Vacations
You don't need to take it with you or fret about it while you're there. Here's how small business owners can have a truly worry-free vacation.

What Is a Business Budget?
A definition of business budget and how planning a budget applies to businesses. An example budget template is included.

Green Marketing and Sustainable Development
It can be powerful but also dangerous. This definition describes green marketing, with key issues, examples, and trends, such as greenwashing.

Internet Marketing Definition and Online Strategies
What internet marketing is, its importance and statistics on the impact of social media are all covered in this definition.

What is the Definition of Marketing in Business?
What is marketing? This definition describes the the key components of marketing in business using Apple Inc. as an example of marketing success.

Christmas and Business - Preparing Your Business for the Christmas Season
Everything you need for your business to make the most of the Christmas season, from how to increase sales through how to have a successful Christmas party.

Small Business Invoice Template
If all you need is a simple invoice, this free invoice template designed for a small business selling products, should fit the bill.

Where to Find Clients
Wondering where to find clients? Here are the seven best places and tips on how to find clients in each.

Top 10 Ways to Kill Off Your Small Business
A checklist of business practices you want to avoid if you want to run a successful small business.

Touchpoints - Steps to Brand Building
The customer experience is the fulfillment of your brand promise. Here are five easy steps to building a brand and an optimized customer experience.

Creating a Great Business Logo and Tag Line
A great logo design and tag line are key elements of effective business branding; these tips will help you design yours.

Marketing Strategies to Get Clients
C.J. Hayden explains how to improve your marketing efforts, increase sales, reduce stress, and get all the clients you need.

3 Keys to Green Marketing
Green marketing can help you get more customers and make more money - if you do it right. Here are the three things you have to do for green marketing to be effective.

How to Get Known - Marketing Strategies to Make You a Celebrity
If your business involves selling services or products directly to consumers, getting known should be your prime marketing strategy. Here are 10 tips.

How to Make Your Startup Business More Successful
If you're about to create a business startup here's what you need to know to make your startup experience as smooth and successful as possible.

The Advantages of Owning Your Own Business
Owning your own business has some great advantages and can be a lot more satisfying than working for someone else as an employee.

Ways Small Businesses Can Compete With Online Stores
Having a hard time competing with people using online storefronts to sell similar products and services? Here is some help.

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10 Low-Cost Ways to Promote Your Business
Promotion doesn't have to be expensive to be effective. Get the word out about your business with thesestrategies that are effective and inexpensive.

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Great Ways to Green Your Business
Going green makes good business sense as well as helps the environment. Here's how your business can be environmentally friendly and boost profits.

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The 10 Best Small Business Opportunities of 2016
Plan to start your own business in 2016? These are the best businesses to start for long term profit based on current trends.

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Are You an Employee or a Contractor?
Long-term contract employment with the same employer can jeopardize your tax status and you may lose the ability to deduct business expenses.

As a Contractor Your Time is Not Your Own
Think being a self-employed contractor will put you in control of your time? Think again.

Contractors Have No Employee Benefits
One of the disadvantages of contract employment is the lack of employee benefits such as vacations, healthcare, sick leave, life insurance, and retirement contributions.

Are You Thinking of Becoming a Contractor?
Self employment is rapidly gaining popularity in today's workforce but it is not for everyone. Here are some disadvantages of contracting.

Being a Contractor Means Running a Business
Being self-employed means running a business which means you must spend additional time on bookkeeping and paperwork.

Can You Deal with the Uncertainty of Self Employment?
Are you cut out for self employment? Here's what many people find the biggest problem in being a contractor.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Cut Advertising Costs
Small business marketing doesn't have to be expensive. Here are some ways to cut your advertising costs.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Expenses Keep Rising
Small business expenses keep rising. Learn how you can keep the lid on increasing business costs.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Cut your Tax Bill
Reduce your business taxes by making sure you use all of your available deductions - here are some suggestions.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Lower your Office Space Costs
Lower your office space costs by moving, renegotiating your lease, or converting to a home-based or mobile business.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Reduce Staff or Use Family Members
Reduce business costs by encouraging staff to take unpaid leave and/or get family members involved in your business.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Barter for Business Goods and Services
Reduce your business costs during slow periods by bartering for products and services.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Cut Vehicle Expenses
Using a vehicle for business? Here are some ways to reduce vehicle costs.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Cut Supply Costs
Cutting business supply costs is a great way to improve your bottom line. Here are some suggestions.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Cut Insurance Costs
Business insurance costs have been steadily increasing for a number of years. Here are some ways to keep the lid on insurance costs.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Make the Most of Your Time
Time management is one of the most effective ways of keeping your business costs down and your profits up.

How to Keep Your Employees Happy
Hiring and retaining good employees is key to your business success. Here are some ideas to keep them happy and working for you.

Pay Your Employees Well and Provide Benefits
Paying your employees well and provide benefits can be the key to attracting and retaining staff in your small business.

Good Communication Is Key to Employee Retention
Improve morale in your business workplace with these seven tips for better employee communication.

Want to Keep Them? Pay Your Employees and Contractors on Time!
Learn why paying your employees and contractors on time is important to your small business.

Respect and Reward Your Employees for Employee Retention
Respecting and rewarding your employees will boost morale, foster teamwork, and create a happier, more productive workplace.

10 Ways to Cut Business Costs - Use the Cloud for Your IT Needs
Reduce your business computing expenses by moving to the cloud

Employee Retention - Create a Safe, Comfortable Working Environment
Keep your employees happy and boost your business bottom line by providing a safe, comfortable working environment.

Defined Employee Roles & Responsibilities Keep Employees Happy
Defining employee roles, responsibilities and expectations is one important way of keeping employees happy.

How to Come Up With Your Own Unusual Business Ideas
Business ideas - and more business ideas. Learn how to come up with your own or browse these collections to see what piques your interest.

12 Wacky Ways to Make Money
From head lice to road kill, all of these unique business ideas have one thing in common—they're all real businesses that make money.

Unique Business Ideas - Cat Cafes
Cat cafes are an increasingly popular business idea.

Unique Business Ideas - Mowing Goats
Mowing goats provide truly natural lawn care - but are they any good at it?

Wacky Business Ideas - Testicular Implants for Pets
One wacky business idea that makes money - testicular implants for pets.

Wacky Business Ideas - BrewDog - Road Kill plus Beer
Perhaps the strangest product packaging ever - beer wrapped in road kill.

Unique Business Ideas - Artificial Trees of Steel
One business idea you may never have thought of - creating artificial trees of steel.

Business Idea - Doll Repair
If you enjoy dolls and have the skills to repair them, opening a doll hospital is a business idea for you to consider.

Wacky Business Ideas: Head Lice Removal
Head lice aren't just pests - they're also a business idea. Learn more about this and other unique business ideas here.

Business Idea - Mannequins - Mannequin Factory
Business ideas related to mannequins, new and used.

Wacky Business Ideas - Synthetic Wishbones
Sometimes wacky business ideas actually fill needs - like these wishbones.

Unique Business Ideas - The Something Store
Is it really necessary for people to know what they're buying before they buy it? The Something Store says no.

Wacky Business Ideas - Reef Balls
Ever think of becoming part of a new or existing reef? The reef ball memorial makes it possible.

Business Ideas - Rent-a-cow
Have cows? You might be able to make money renting them out.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Sewing and Alteration Services
One of the best home business opportunities, sewing and alteration services.

The 10 Best Home Business Opportunities
Searching for a hot home business opportunity? Here are some of the best home business opportunities because of their current and future potential.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Business/ Life Coach Services
Looking for a home business opportunity? What about being a business or life coach?

One Last Home Business Opportunity Tip
Learn how you can be a part of a particular home business you're interested in if you don't have the training or skills needed yourself.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Home Renovation Services
Home renovation services are one of the best home business opportunities around. Here's why.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Pet Products and Services
One of the best home business opportunities, pet products and services.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Catering Services
One of the best home business opportunities, catering services.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Cleaning Services
Cleaning services are one of the best home business opportunities around. Here's why.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Fall Prevention Products
Fall prevention products are one of the best home business opportunities around. Here's why.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Wedding Planner
Looking for a home business opportunity? What about becoming a wedding planner?

The Best Home Business Opportunities - Ecommerce
Ecommerce is one of the best home business opportunities around. Here's why.

The Best Home Business Opportunities - In-Home Beauty Services
One of the best home business opportunities, in-home beauty services.

The Top Digital Voice Recorders
Looking for a digital voice recorder? Record and transfer audio information to your PC with ease with these top digital voice recorders.

Best Portable Projectors for Business Presentations
Looking for a portable LCD/LED/DLP projector that has the features and presentation quality needed for business presentations? Here are the best.

Best Color Laser Printers for Small Businesses
With these top color laser printers your business will be able to produce sharp, colorful brochures, diagrams, stationery, and invoices in house - at an affordable price.

6 Best Multifunction Laser Printers
Here are the 6 best choices for multifunction laser printer small businesses and home offices that do not need to print photos or color graphics.

Top Time Tracking Software Programs
The best time tracking software applications for tracking the time you spend on various projects and billing clients.

How to Sell a Business - Asset Sale vs Share Sale
Asset sale vs share sale - which is the best way to sell your small business? This comparison of the two includes tips for sellers.

Free Invoice Template for Non-Taxable Services
This free simple invoice template is for small businesses that bill customers/clients for services rendered and don't have to charge taxes.

How to Claim CCA on a Vehicle Bought for Business Use
If you've bought a new vehicle to use in your business, here's what you need to know about car depreciation in Canada.

10 Ways to Grow Your Business
The best growth strategies for businesses—here are the tried and true ways of growing your business.

Mission Statement Definition
What is a mission statement and why does your small business have to have one? Learn why and read sample mission statements to help you write one.

Speech Lesson 5 - Problem of Buzzwords and Slang Speech
Use enough buzzwords and slang and no one will know what you're trying to say. Learn how to get rid of them and communicate clearly.

Customer Service Survey Questionnaire
A customer service survey form that your small business can use along with information on how and why to use it.

Canadian Controlled Private Corporation Tax Advantages
The small business deduction and other corporate tax advantages that a Canadian-controlled private corporation has over other business structures.

Claiming Business Expenses on a Business Loss in Canada
Can you write off your expenses if you have a business loss on your Canadian income tax? Learn how to use business losses to your best tax advantage.

Top Sales Blunders and How to Avoid Sales Mistakes
Even the best sales professionals make mistakes. Avoid these seven common sales mistakes and increase the odds of making the sale.

Top Label Printers and Labeling Systems
When it comes to making labels, a dedicated label printer is the right tool. Here are the best label printers for office and industrial use.​

Easily Manage Business Expense Records
Good business record management makes our working lives easier and relieves stress at tax time. These tips will help you make record management easy.

Joint Venture Advantages for Small Businesses
Joint ventures have many benefits for small businesses, including the potential for increasing sales and lowering costs.

Merchant Account Definition - How to Get a Merchant Account
This definition of merchant accounts describes how credit and debit card transactions are handled by business and how to get a merchant account.

Collateral Definition - Small Business Loans
What is collateral and what types of assets do banks and financial institutions accept as collateral for small business loans?

Accounting Designations in Canada - CA, CGA, CMA, CPA
What do the various accounting designations in Canada mean (CA, CGA, CMA, CPA) and how do accountants differ from bookkeepers?

Sole Proprietorship Definition - Small Business
What is a sole proprietorship and what are the disadvantages and advantages of this form of business ownership? Learn here.

Sole Proprietorship, Partnership, Corporation in Canada
Sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, cooperative - discover which form of Canadian business ownership you should choose.

Non-Resident Business in Canada
Is starting a business in Canada possible when you're a nonresident? Yes, as long as certain conditions are met. Here's how to do it.

Scared of Failure - You Can Still Start a Business
If fear of failure is what is preventing you from starting a small business, here's how you can get around it and forge ahead.

Business Financial Ratios: Current, Debt, Profit Margin
How is your business doing? Use these financial ratios to check the health of your business so you can catch potential problems in the early stages.

Business Names in Canada
Learn how to choose the right business name when starting a small business in Canada so your name is not only catchy but has the right legal elements.

Halloween Business Opportunities - Halloween Statistics
These Halloween statistics prove that Halloween is a better business opportunity than ever. Get inspired with these ideas for Halloween businesses.

Gift Ideas for Administrative Professionals Week
These Administrative Professionals Day gift ideas will help bosses show their office staff how much they appreciate their skills and hard work.

Small Business and Home Based Business Ideas
Want to start a new business and need some ideas? Here are some suggestions for small businesses.

16 Best Part-Time Businesses
Part-time businesses offer flexibility so you can do other things you want to do—and still make money.

How to Close a GST/HST Account With the CRA
Learn how you can close your Canadian business's GST/HST account and stop charging and collecting GST/HST.

Business Partnership Buyout Agreement Definition
What is a Buyout Agreement and how does it protect the remaining partners in a business in case one or more partners wish to (or have to) leave?

Investment Tax Credits for Canadian Businesses
Here's how Investment Tax Credits can reduce the amount of income tax that Canadian corporations and individual business owners have to pay.

How to Incorporate Your Business in Canada
The steps for incorporation in Canada, from choosing where to incorporate your business through receiving your certificate of incorporation.

Articles of Incorporation in Canada
Want to incorporate your business? Then you need articles of incorporation. Here's what they are and how to access them.

Incorporation in Canadian Business
This definition of incorporation in Canada explains the benefits of incorporating your business and how to incorporate provincially or federally.

Setting Up and Doing Business in Canada
Interested in doing business in Canada? This guide provides information on investing in and explains how to establish a business in Canada.

Kickstarter vs Indiegogo - Crowdfunding in Canada
Crowdfunding has come to Canada but which is better for small businesses looking for funds; Kickstarter or Indiegogo?

How To Charge and Remit PST in Saskatchewan
An outline of the process of charging, collecting, and remitting PST in Saskatchewan, using the example of a small retail business.

How to Charge Manitoba Provincial (Retail) Sales Tax
An outline of the process of charging, collecting, and remitting provincial sales tax (RST) in Manitoba, using the example of a small retail business.

10 Red Flags for an Audit of Your Canadian Business
Don't want a CRA audit? Here are the audit triggers you need to avoid when you file your Canadian small business taxes.

Starting a Business in Canada: GST Registration
Find out who has to register for GST/HST, how to register - and why voluntary GST/HST registration can be advantageous to your business.

Balance Sheet Definition & Explanation
A Balance Sheet is a statement of the financial position of a business which states the assets, liabilities, and owners' equity. Learn more.

Top Business Trends - The Cloud, Social Media, Greening
What does your small business have to do to stay competitive? Here are five current business trends that your small business should be embracing.

Accrual Basis Accounting Vs Cash Basis Accounting
A definition of accrual basis accounting and an explanation of how accrual basis accounting and cash basis accounting differ.

Definition of Taxable Benefits in Canada
This taxable benefits definition for Canadian employers gives examples of taxable benefits and describes how they are treated by the Canada Revenue Agency.

Motor Vehicle Expenses (Income Tax in Canada)
Run a Canadian business and wondering what motor vehicle expenses you can claim? Here are the details of claiming business expenses related to using your vehicle to earn business income.

Definition of a Wholesaler and Reasons to Use One
Learn what a wholesaler is and why you, as a retailer, should bother to use one.

How Much Should You Pay Yourself as a Small Business Owner?
Of course you need to be paid as a small business owner. But how much salary should you give yourself? The answer may surprise you.

Free Online Business Courses
Learn how to make your small business as successful as possible with one or more of these free online business courses.

What to Look for in a CRM System for Small Business
CRM applications built for big businesses don't scale down well for small businesses. Here's what to look for in a CRM system for small business.

Small Business Advertising Ideas
This list of small business advertising ideas, some tried and true and some newer ones, will let you grow your customer base much more quickly.

3 Trade Show Secrets - Making Exhibits a Success
Having a great trade show exhibit isn't enough. Learn how to create a favorable first impression time and time again with these three trade show secrets.

How to Reduce Stress Over Christmas - Time Management Strategies
Feeling more frazzled than festive? Learn how to reduce stress over Christmas with these time management strategies so you feel in control and can enjoy the holiday season.

Business Registration in British Columbia (BC)
This business registration BC guide explains how to register a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation in BC (British Columbia), Canada.

How to Do SWOT Analysis for Your Business
SWOT analysis can make your business more competitive; learn what SWOT analysis is and how to do it here.

Get Involved in Small Business Week in Canada
Canada's Small Business Week provides a wealth of opportunities for your small business. Here are the top seven reasons you should get involved and a brief history.

How to Find Small Business Start Up Money
How do you find small business start up money? Learn about the most common sources of small business financing.

Paying Income Tax as a Canadian Contractor
Are you an independent contractor? Here's what you need to know about your Canadian income tax - and a method for figuring out how much money to set aside for paying it.

Freelancing and Your Canadian Income Tax
Are you freelancing outside your regular employment in Canada? Congratulations! You've started a business.

Ways to Make Employee Recruitment Easier
Increase the success of your employee recruitment process and find the best employees by taking one (or more) of these hiring shortcuts.

Writing a Marketing Plan for a Business
Pricing strategy, sales plan, marketing strategies - learn how to put together a complete marketing plan for your products and services.

Writing Marketing Plans - Pricing Strategy
Learn how to develop the Pricing Strategy section of your marketing plan. The price has to be competitive but allow you to make a reasonable profit. Page 2.

Advertising and Promotion Section Of The Marketing Plan
The Advertising and Promotion section of your marketing plan describes how to deliver your Unique Selling Proposition to your prospective customers. Page 4.

How to Buy a Business Carefully in Eight Steps
Want to buy a business? Do your research first! Learn how to find out if a business is a good deal or a lemon with this explanation of how to buy a business.

Small Business Financing in Canada
This page presents the main small business financing options for funding a new business in Canada, including loans, grants, private lenders and investors.

Small Business Loans for Women in Canada
Are you a Canadian woman looking for a small business loan? Here is information on small business loans and business assistance available to women.

Sales and Distribution Section of the Marketing Plan
Learn how to create your marketing plan. Remember, the primary goal of the marketing plan is to get people to buy your products or services. Page 3.

6 Tips for Labelling Packages for Export Shipments
Effective labelling can help your goods reach their export destination undamaged. These tips will show you how to properly label your packages for export.

10 Things You Need to Know About Small Business Funding
Here are ten things to know about Canadian small business funding that will prevent your funding search from turning into a wild goose chase.

What it Takes to Start a Business
Here are the resources you need to start a successful small business, from a Type D Personality through start up money.

The Knowledge You Need to Start a Business
Here are more resources you need to start a successful small business, focusing on the need for business knowledge. Page 2.

Five Resources You Need to Succeed to Start a Business
To start a successful small business you need start up money. Here are some suggestions for raising capital. Page 3.

The Business Support You Need to Start a Business
Here are the resources you need to start a successful small business, from business support through business start up money. Page 4.

Starting a Business in Alberta - Business Registration
Starting a business in Alberta? This business registration guide explains the process of registering a business in Alberta in detail.

Business Registration in Alberta, Canada
This page of the business registration in Alberta guide explains the process for registering your business name, including how and where to register your business name. Page 2.

Incorporating in Alberta - Business Registration
Need to know how to set up an Alberta corporation? This page of the business registration in Alberta guide explains the business registration process for trade name registration, partnership registration and corporation registration. Page 3.

Comparison of Forms of Business Ownership in Canada
Starting a small business and wondering if it should be a sole proprietorship, corporation, or partnership? Here are the pros and cons of each.

Do-It-Yourself Market Research - Introduction
This guide explains how to conduct to do-it-yourself market research, including tips for designing your own surveys and questionnaires.

Do-It-Yourself Market Research - Tips
This guide explains how to conduct to do-it-yourself market research. This page gives tips to help you get the most out of your market research efforts. Page 2.

Keys to starting a Successful eBay Sales Business
Starting an eBay business is easy, fun but what if you want to turn eBay selling into a successful business? Here's what I think are the keys to successful eBay selling.

Starting a Business 101 - How to Start a Business
Wondering if starting a business is right for you? Or looking for business ideas? Find the information you need to start a successful business here.

New Year's Resolutions for Improving Work-Life Balance
These top 10 New Year's resolutions for business people will help you strike a better work-life balance and improve your success.

Business Planning Definition for Small Business
You need to do all 3 phases of business planning for your business to thrive. Learn what they are in this definition.

Tips for Starting a Small Business
Thinking of starting a business but worried about failure? Learn how to start a business that will succeed with these top ten tips for starting up.

More Ways To Maximize Business Income Tax Deductions
Run a Canadian business? Learn about your potential automobile income tax deductions, travel-related expenses, spouse or child employment deductions, and other expenses such as advertising.

Travel, Meals, Entertainment Income Tax Deductions
The basic rules for travel, meals and entertainment, and convention income tax deductions on income tax in Canada for business owners. Page 2.

Small Business Tax Deductions: Spouse or Child Employee
The rules for employing your spouse or child in your business if you plan to claim their salary as a tax deduction on your Canadian income tax. Page 3.

Canadian Income Tax Business Deductions - Advertising, Accounting and Other Business Expenses
Want to claim advertising and accounting business expenses on your Canadian income tax return? Here's how. Page 4.

A Definition of Bricks and Mortar
A definition of Bricks and Mortar as it applies to traditional businesses such as Wal-Mart and Home Depot, and how Virtual Businesses such as Amazon are changing the retail landscape.

Joining Business Organizations and Networking Groups
If you truly want to increase your business success, you need to join business organizations or networking groups. Learn why and how with these tips.

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Reasons a Business Plan Is Key to Success
Here are some reasons for writing a business plan, whether you're just starting a business or running an established one.

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Home Business Ideas
If you're looking for a home based business idea, browse this gallery of home based business ideas. Each page of the gallery presents one home based business idea, including the pros and cons of starting such a business and what you need to get your own home based business started.

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How to Write a Business Plan: Section 2
Writing a business plan? These how to instructions focus on writing the Industry section of the business plan, with questions to guide your research.

How to Write a Business Plan - Writing a Business Plan - Researching The Industry Business Plan Section
This page of the Writing a Business Plan series provides Canadian resources for researching the Industry Overview section of the business plan and 'how to write a business plan' tips for doing business plan research. Page 2.

GST/HST Information for Canadian Businesses
This guide to GST/HST for Canadian small businesses covers GST/HST registration, the small supplier exception, Input Tax Credits, and reporting.

Business and Sole Proprietorship Registration in Quebec
How to register a sole proprietorship, partnership or corporation in the province of Quebec.

Incorporation Quebec - Business Registration
An explanation of the procedure for Quebec incorporation, including links to the forms necessary for registration of a Quebec corporation. Page 2.

Closing a Business - Dissolve Corporation in Canada
An outline of the steps for closing a business in Canada, including how to dissolve corporation in Ontario.

Five Tips for Finding Small Business Grants in Canada
Small business grants to help you start and grow your Canadian small business do exist. These tips will help you find them.

Government of Canada Small Business Financing Program
Get your business started or grow it to the next level with the Canada Small Business Financing Program. Here are the details.

Goal Setting: Your Guide to Setting Goals
Learn how to achieve the goals you set and how to use goal setting as a tool to push you to achieve more in this complete goal setting guide.

Ecommerce Website Design to Get Visitors Shopping Online
Turn visitors to your website into online shoppers with these rules for successful ecommerce website design.

Building Credibility With Ecommerce Customers
Learn how to win the trust of online shoppers by building credibility into your ecommerce website design. Page 2.

Online Payment Systems - Credit Card Processing
Online shoppers need to feel safe purchasing products on your site. This page discusses online payment systems and credit card processing that will help do that. Page 3.

What is Work-Life Balance?
What is work-life balance? This definition examines the positive and negative aspects of work life balance and how it affects small business owners.

Writing a Business Plan: Competitive Analysis Section
Writing a business plan? Preparing to write the Competitive Analysis section of the business plan means finding out about your competitors. Here's how.

Do You Have the Characteristics of an Entrepreneur?
Not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur. See if you have these necessary abilities to be a successful entrepreneur before starting a small business of your own.

Customer Service Problem: Lying to Customers
Think you can get away with lying to customers? Think again - and consider the effect on customer service.

The Worst Customer Service Mistake: Making the Customer Feel Cheated
The worst customer service mistake you can make and how to avoid it.

Customer Service - How to Keep Customers
If you want to get and keep customers, these are the things your small business must not do.

Customer Service Problem: Poorly Trained Staff
Learn how poorly trained staff hurts your business's ability to deliver good customer service.

Customer Service Problem: Restricted Hours of Operation
Restricted hours of operation can seriously hamper your business's ability to deliver good customer service. Here's why.

Customer Service Problem: Looking Unprofessional
You can be dressed and groomed to the nines and still lose customers because you appear unprofessional. Learn what else you have to do.

Customer Service Problem: It's Difficult to Do Business with You
Are you making it difficult for your customers to do business with you? See if your business is doing any of these things.

Customer Service Problem: It's Hard for Customers to Return Goods
Making it hard for customers to return goods can seriously hamper your business's ability to deliver good customer service. Here's why.

Customer Service Problem: Doing Shoddy Work or Selling Shoddy Products.
Ever wonder why some businesses seem to regularly do shoddy work or sell shoddy products? Here's why.

Customer Service Problem: Being Unresponsive
Are you being unresponsive to customers without realizing it? Learn more.

Don't Make the Customer Feel Unimportant
To provide good customer service, you have to make every customer feel special. How? Use this one trick.

Starting a Business in Canada Step by Step
Starting a business in Canada? Use this guide to the steps you need to follow so you don't overlook anything you need to do when getting started.

Attract More Customers Through Cross-Promotion
Learn how you can use cross-promotions​ to attract more customers to your business with less effort.

Turnkey Business - Definition
Definition of the term turnkey business and an explanation of what to look for in a turnkey or franchise for small business owners.

Client Relationship Management Tips
Is your client angry with you? These client relationship lessons will help you soothe the client, minimize conflict, and add value in future.

Selling Definition - What Makes a Good Salesperson?
A definition of selling and the skills that are required to make a successful salesperson.

How Do Businesses Use Market Research?
This market research definition includes an explanation of how you can use it to improve your small business's profitability.

Self-Employment Is the Future
Self employment is the wave of the future in the workplace of today. This article explores the advantages of becoming a self-employed contractor.

Being a Contractor Gives You Business Expense Tax Deductions
One of the great advantages of being a self-employed contractor is the ability to deduct business expenses from income tax.

Contract Employment Allows for More Life Flexibility
One advantage of being a contractor is additional flexibility such as taking time off between contracts.

Choose Your Hours and Place of Work
Being able to choose your hours and place of work is a great advantage of being a self-employed contractor.

Be Your Own Boss
One of the great advantages of being a self-employed contractor is being your own boss. Your destiny is in your hands.

Improve Cash Flow for Your Small Business
Sluggish cash flow? Here are five easy things you can do to get your small business's cash flow moving again.

How to Be a Leader for Your Small Business
Business leadership is important for small businesses too. Transform yourself into a leader with these five keys to effective business leadership.

Reasons to Incorporate Your Business
Should you incorporate your business or not? If any of these seven reasons to incorporate your Canadian business apply to you, you should.

10 Ways to Tell When It's Time to Fire a Client
Not every client relationship is worth nurturing. Learn when it's better to fire a client than to put up with their bad behavior.

How to Organize Your Filing System
Put your fingers on it fast by learning how to set up a filing system that helps you work swiftly and efficiently.

Back to School Promotion Ideas
Take advantage of one of the biggest retail seasons of the year with these back to school promotion ideas for your small business.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Scooter Sales & Service
One of the best business opportunities of 2015 - scooter sales and service.

Why These Are the Best Business Opportunities of 2015
More of the best business opportunities of 2015 and why they're the best.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Medtech
Information about the booming medical technology market. A good business opportunity for you?

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Cloud Advisors
Trained in IT? Knowledgeable about the cloud? Maybe now's the time to become a cloud advisor.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Food Safety
One of the best business opportunities of 2015 - safe food.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Senior Moving Specialist
One of the best business opportunities of 2015 - becoming a senior moving specialist.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Yoga
Yoga is one of the best small business opportunities of 2015. Here's why.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Drones for Business
One of the best business opportunities of 2015 - using drones for business.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Selling Baby Products Online
Selling baby products online is one of the best small business opportunities of 2015. Here's why.

The 10 Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015
The best businesses to start. If this is the year you're going to start your own business, you'll want to know about these business opportunities.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Translation Services for Business
Translation services for business are one of the best small business opportunities of 2015. Here's why.

The Best Small Business Opportunities of 2015 - Senior Care
Learn more about one of the best business opportunities of 2015, senior care.

Extra-Provincial Registration - Incorporation in Canada
Learn how extra-provincial registration applies to incorporation in Canada and to foreign corporations who want to do business in Canada.

- By Category
An index of categories in the

How to Make Money From Your Property
Why wait to make money off your home when you sell it when you could be making money off it now? Here are seven ways to start bringing in income.

Franchise Law in Canada - The Best Province to Sell or Buy a Franchise
Thinking of buying a franchise or selling one in Canada? Learn how B.C.'s franchise law makes it the best province to buy or sell one.

Should Your Business Lease or Purchase Commercial Space?
Should you buy or lease commercial office space? This article discusses the pros and cons of owning your own business premises versus leasing.

What Is Business Overhead & How Can You Reduce Overhead Costs?
Learn what counts as business overhead and what doesn't - and get tips on how to reduce your small business's overhead costs.

How to Get Bonded in Canada & Why Your Business Should Get Bonded
Being bonded can give your small business a competitive edge as well as protect you against loss. Here’s how to get bonded in Canada.

Is Direct Selling (MLM) a Good Business Opportunity?
Considering becoming a consultant for a direct selling company? Here's how to tell if direct selling or MLM is the right business for you.

How Much Business Name Protection Do You Have?
Different business name registrations provide different levels of business name protection. Discover how much protection your name has.

Is Your Retirement Plan to Sell Your Business a House of Cards?
Plan to sell your business and live comfortably off the proceeds when you retire? It might not be possible unless you follow this advice.

What to Do If You've Made a Mistake on Your Canadian Income Tax
Made a mistake on your Canadian income tax return? Here's the process for making changes to either T1 or T2 tax returns.

Sources of Micro Loans in Canada: Startup Money
If you need a small loan to start your new business in Canada, a micro loan will give you the money you need. Check this list of micro loan lenders.

Learn How to Cure Debt Management, Inventory and AR Problems
Learn how to solve three common small business problems to keep your finances fit. Lessons in debt management, inventory control, and collecting accounts receivables.

Canada Revenue Agency Online Accounts for Businesses
Learn how to use and how to register for the Canada Revenue Agency’s My Account, My Business Account and Represent a Client online services.

Retail Tips to Increase Christmas Holiday Sales
Own a small retail business and want to get more Christmas holiday sales? Use one or more of these marketing ideas to create your own retail rush.

8 Rules for Good Customer Service
These 8 simple rules will ensure that your business becomes known for its good customer service and allow you to reap the benefits that good customer service provides.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Deal With Complaints
One of the things you must do well to provide good customer service - deal with complaints.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Be Helpful
Being helpful is one of the core elements of customer service. Here's why.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Take the Extra Step
Want to provide good customer service? Take the extra step.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Throw in Something Extra
The biggest benefit of good customer service and one way of getting it.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Answer Your Phone
Your phone service makes such a difference to your customer service. Learn more.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Making Promises
If you want to provide good customer service, this is how you have to treat your promises.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Train Your Staff
What your staff needs to provide the good customer service you expect them to give.

Rules for Good Customer Service - Listen to Your Customers
Listening is a critical skill for good customer service. Learn more.

Most Common Business Plan Mistakes
Starting a new business? Save yourself future grief by learning what the most common business plan mistakes are before you write one.

How to Keep a CRA Mileage Log for Vehicle Expenses
Learn how to use a simplified CRA mileage log to back your claim for motor vehicle expenses on your Canadian income tax.

How to Sell to the Government of Canada - Canadian Government Contracts
Learn where to find government contracts to bid on, how to go about bidding on them and how to increase your chances of winning the contract with this guide to how to sell to the government of Canada.

Meals and Entertainment Expenses (Canadian Income Tax)
Run a Canadian business? Here are all the details about claiming meals and entertainment business expenses on your income tax.

Top 5 Small Business Trends
The five most important current small business trends - and an action plan for each to show you how to profit from them.

Where to Get Small Business Loans in Canada
Having a hard time getting a small business loan from a traditional bank? If your small business is looking for money, here are ten other Canadian small business loan sources where you may be able to get the funding you need.

Small Business Makeover - Create a Business Action Plan
Learn how to create a Business Action Plan that will provide your small business direction for the coming year – or longer.

Improve Your Customer Service
Learn how to provide good customer service with this Customer Service Makeover. It will show you how your small business can provide the good, better or even superior customer service that consumers want.

Good Customer Service - Customer Complaints and Customer Returns
A complaint is no reason to lose a customer. Learn how to improve customer service for customer complaints and returns and how to evaluate your customer service improvements. Page 2.

12 Facts About Starting a Business
Here are twelve of the most important things you need to know before starting a business in Canada.

Where Can I Find Wholesalers in Canada?
An organized guide to where and how to look that will help you find the wholesalers you need for your small business.

Simple Marketing Strategies to Increase Your Business
Simple inexpensive marketing strategies that almost any small business can use to increase their customers and sales.

How to Improve on Your Current Marketing Strategies
This Small Business Marketing Makeover will show you some effective marketing strategies to boost sales and profits for your small business.

Effective Marketing Strategies - Small Business Marketing
Small Business Marketing Makeover Page 2 continues the exercise on how to choose and implement effective marketing strategies.

Canadian Corporate Tax Return Deadlines & Requirements
Wondering when Canadian corporate tax returns are due? Here are the deadlines for filing T2 corporate returns with the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA).

Business Bank Accounts for Canadian Small Businesses
Find the business bank account that's the best fit for you with this comparison of business bank accounts and small business banking services.

The Best Canadian Small Business Bank Accounts
A comparison of business bank accounts and small business banking services available for the best fit for your Canadian small business. Page 2.

How to Patent Your Invention in Canada
If you don't patent the process or product you invented, your rights to the invention are not protected. Here's how to patent something in Canada.

Does Your Business Need to Register for BC PST?
Find out if your Canadian business needs to charge, collect and remit British Columbia (BC) Provincial Sales Tax (PST), and if so how to register.

5 Creative Ways to Fund Your New Business
Have an idea for a new business and no luck getting the money you need to start it from traditional lenders? Try one or more of these funding sources.

Ways to Get Paid and How to Bill a Customer
Have customers or clients that aren't paying you the money you owe? Here are seven ways to make sure you get paid for the goods and services you sell.

Collection Letters - Collection Agency - Getting Paid
Sometimes collection agencies are the only way to get the money a customer owes. Here's what you need to know about using them to go after overdue accounts. Page 2.

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6 Home Based Business Tax Deductions You Don't Want to Miss
Don't miss these Canadian home based business tax deductions if you're running a business out of your home.

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Good Customer Service Guide for Small Business
What good customer service is - and how you can assess and improve the customer service your small business provides.

9 Steps to Marketing Campaign Success
How to run a successful marketing campaign, boost sales and improve your business bottom line.

Business Innovation Definition
This definition of innovation includes an explanation of how it applies to business and how other countries compare to Canada in innovation rankings.

How to Write a Mission Statement - Step 3
The third step to writing a mission statement for your business.

How to Write a Mission Statement - Step 4
Once you've got a new mission statement for your business, here's what to do with it.

How to Write a Mission Statement - Step 1
The first step to writing a mission statement for your business.

How to Write a Mission Statement (With Samples)
The mission statement announces to the world why your company exists. Here's how to write one and some mission statement examples.

How to Write a Mission Statement - Step 2
The second step to writing a mission statement for your business.

Pay Less Canadian Income Tax With Income Splitting
Want to pay less tax? Hiring family members in your business or paying dividends are two methods of income splitting that can reduce your taxes.

Business Networking Definition - Networking Benefits
A definition of business networking and a description of the benefits of networking for business owners, contractors, and sales people.

Multilevel Marketing (MLM) Definition
Learn what multilevel marketing (MLM) is, why it's so popular, the odds of success and alternatives to MLMs for starting a successful business.

Prepare an Investor-Ready Business Plan
Your business plan needs to be tailored to the needs of angel investors and venture capitalists if you want to use it to attract investors.

GST Definition - Goods and Services Tax
What the GST (Goods and Services Tax) is and how the GST applies to Canadian small businesses.

Angel Investor Definition
Definition of the term angel investor and how angel investors may help your small business.

Debt Financing Definition
What is debt financing and what are its advantages and disadvantages? Find out here.

Equity Financing Definition
A definition of equity financing (as opposed to debt financing) and how it applies to small business owners.

What Is a Venture Capitalist? (Definition)
Venture capitalists look for small business to fund. But how realistic is it that they'll fund yours? And are you willing to pay the price if they do?

Cash Flow Analysis for Small Business Owners
A definition of cash flow analysis for small business owners, including sample cash flow statements and solutions for cash flow problems.

A Definition of Cash Flow Management
A definition of cash flow management and how business owners can solve cash flow problems.

What Is the Definition of Social Media Marketing?
What is social media marketing? This definition explains what social media marketing is and discusses the advantages and disadvantages.

Get an Income Tax Deduction by Hiring Your Spouse or Child
Learn how hiring your spouse or child will give you a deduction on your income tax in Canada.

Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit
Information about the Apprenticeship Job Creation Tax Credit for Canadian businesses.

Investment Tax Credit for Child Care Spaces
The details of the Investment Tax Credit for Child Care Spaces that Canadian small businesses can get.

More Information on Canadian Income Tax Deductions for Small Business
A resource page for Canadian small business owners who want to know about potential income tax deductions.

Online Marketing for Small Business
What is online marketing? This definition explains and outlines the basics for small businesses who want to succeed in the online space.

Target Marketing Definition - Market Segmentation
Target Marketing involves breaking a market into segments and then concentrating your marketing efforts on one or a few key segments.

Give Back to the Community for Supporting Your Business
Giving back to the community by donating to local charities is good for the soul - and your business, too! Here are suggestions for giving back.

Business Image - How to Present a Trustworthy Image
Do you look trustworthy? Here's how to project that trustworthy appearance that potential customers and clients are looking for.

Home Business Tax Deductions
A summary of the home business income tax deductions that Canadian small business owners are eligible for.

Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credits (SR&ED)
You don't have to have a big business to benefit from Scientific Research and Experimental Development Tax Credits (SR&ED). Learn more.

Allowable Reserves (Income Tax Deduction)
One income tax deduction for your Canadian business you may have overlooked - allowable reserves.

Investment Tax Credits (Canadian Income Tax)
A summary of how Canadian businesses can use Investment Tax Credits as income tax deductions.

Private Health Services Plan Premiums (Income Tax Deductions)
A summary of how small businesses can deduct Private Health Services Plan Premiums from their Canadian income tax.

Income Tax Deductions for Canadian Small Businesses
Run a Canadian small business? Check to see that you haven't overlooked any of these tax deductions before you file your income tax.

Executive Summary of the Business Plan
The executive summary of the business plan needs to capture the reader's attention and get them reading the rest of the plan. Here's how to write one.

Business Partnership in Canada - Definition and Types
Which of the three types of business partnerships in Canada is right for your new business? Learn about the liability of each type here.