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Small Business Tax Tips

There are many advantages to incorporation versus a Sole Proprietor or Partnership: advantages that many people do not consider when registering their business.

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7 Steps to Starting a Business

Write a business plan. Select a Name. Get your company registered. Follow these steps and establish your business with ease.

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The Best Industries for Starting a Business Right Now

The best industries for starting a business now may surprise you. It’s not all tech and Silicon Valley these days. An improving economy has bolstered consumer confidence making a whole new set of business possibilities viable.

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Starting a Business With No Capital

They tell you it can’t be done, but starting a business with no capital can be done. It all begins with the realization that you are limited as to what exactly you’ll do as a business.

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Starting a Business With Bad Credit

Starting a business with bad credit can be a very challenging proposition. Banks and lenders go to your credit report before having a serious conversation with you. For people wanting to start a business with bad credit, there are a few options available.

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Starting a Business at a Young Age

Starting a business at a young age can be your key to long-term success. Older business people all say “don’t wait, start now!” They will all tell you they wish they had started their business years before they did. For the first time ever, businesses can have worldwide reach without enormous expense and infrastructure. Young entrepreneurs adapt quickly, are tech savvy, and grew up using the technology all businesses need to succeed.

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What to know before starting a business

Any business requires research into the type of business you plan on starting, as well as insight into yourself. Understand the sector you are planning on entering and know what you can bring to the business, based on past experience and your own personality.

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Differentiating Your Business

Differentiating Your Business

Real business success comes with a company that is so well defined that it stands apart from the competition. To get to that point requires differentiation. There are steps that will set your business apart from the others. If you examine highly successful businesses, you will see a marked difference between them and their competitors in the way the public perceives them.

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What Business Structure is right for you?

Registering your business offers three business structure choices, a sole proprietorship a partnership and a corporation.

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What is a Trade Name

A “trade name”, not to be confused with “trademark”, is a registered operating name. It is different from the legal name, under which a corporation conducts business. A corporation may register any number of trade names. Generally speaking, the relationship between a corporation and its trade name is quite similar to that of an individual and a sole proprietorship.

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Small Business Deductions

The CRA allows any “reasonable business expense” as a deduction. It defines business expenses as “certain costs that are reasonable for a particular type of business, and that are incurred for the purposes of earning income. Business expenses can be deducted for tax purposes. Personal, living, or other expenses not related to the business cannot be deducted for tax purposes.”

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Marketing With Text Messages

Text messaging has become the communications medium of choice for an entire generation. Companies are now learning that marketing with SMS or text messaging can be effective. Most cell phones are now generally equipped to handle text messages. Being able to get your message out to a large audience via texting can be a big [...]

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Sound Trademarks

Canadian regulations have been updated to allow for the registration of sound trademarks. These are unique sounds that are used in connection with a particular business activity.

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