Accountants

Taking the Plunge

So, you’ve decided to be your own boss. Congratulations – seriously. People become self-employed at different stages in life, for different reasons. Some people are born entrepreneurs, who can’t imagine how terrible it would be to have a boss. For...

Communication – It’s not just a soft skill – it’s Key

  As an accountant I spent the first few years of my career honing my technical skills which also included learning the buzz words and acronyms that exist in all the training, documentation and reports I used on a daily basis.  I was surrounded...

From Start-up to Fast Growing Young Company

Growing pains If you’ve visited us in 2017, you’ll have noticed we’ve been under construction. Our landlord (a wonderful person and good friend) persuaded us it was time to take the vacant space next to us. OK, we needed it anyway. But….well,...

Write-off – or wrong?

So… here are a couple of things I’ve overheard on buses, trains and planes recently: “He tells me it’s a great investment – you get a complete tax write-off for it.” “My brother started this business last year and he’s paying no taxes...

Phone Scammers – They Even Call Accountants

Imagine my surprise when I arrive home to find a voicemail that insists that I owe money to Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) and if I don’t return the call they will take legal action.  I deal with CRA daily and even though I know CRA would never call and...