Does the Entrepreneur’s Journey to Greatness Need to be so Damn Lonely?

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Do you ever wish you could have an honest conversation with a fellow business owner without judgement? I’m talking a completely candid; no holes barred, these are my deepest and darkest fears kind of conversations. I’ve been doing this entrepreneur thing for 30 years, and over the duration, I’ve experienced many emotions: joy, frustration, pride, anxiety, depression, optimism, sadness, fear. … Read More

The Most Ironic Thing That Being a Hockey Parent has Taught Me About Business

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As the pandemic starts to relinquish its clutches on our day-to-day lives and life as we know it starts to resume again, the resumption of sports is on the not too distant horizon for many parents. This pandemic has significantly impacted our lives and the lives of our children. That meant cancelling our late-summer to often late spring preoccupation with … Read More

The Top 6 Things I Would’ve Done Differently with My First Business

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Experience gives us knowledge. Unfortunately, this knowledge can come at a very hefty price. In the case of my Partners and me, it resulted in the bankruptcy of our office furniture business. We did a lot of things right and enjoyed great successes for most of the time I was an owner. We were never afraid of change. In fact, … Read More

You Never Seriously Thought About Selling The Business. Until Now

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You Never Seriously Thought About Selling The Business. Until Now ​Like many of our Clients you may have gone south for the holiday break. You caught up with winter friends. Some sold their businesses a while ago, some sold recently and this is their first “I don’t have to go back” season and others are like you, still thinking about … Read More

How the Individual Pension Plan Helps Business Owners Retire Wealthier?

In life and business, failure teaches us some incredible lessons.  Many of the ideas that I talk to business owners about today come from the mistakes that I made in my first business.  In one breath, I wish that I could have started my current business 20 years ago, however, if I had not experienced the challenges and hardships experienced … Read More

Business Owner Alert: Seeking Something Amazing if You’ve Maxed Out Your RRSPs?

Maxed Out RRSPs

The challenge for many business owners, they either haven’t contributed enough to one’s RRSP, or they’ve maxed out your RRSP contributions for the year.  The challenge is RRSP contribution room is derived from one’s T4 income from previous years.  If you choose to take money from your business in the form of a dividend, this doesn’t count towards RRSP eligible … Read More

3 Unique Ways That Business Owners Can Fund Their Retirement?

In light of all the changes proposed by the Federal Liberal Government in July 2017, the sensitivity around the excessive taxing of small business owners has raised some eyebrows.  The proposed changes took into consideration heavily taxing any passive income that exists within a business, scrutinizing how business owners sprinkle income to family members and some other controversial measures.  Even … Read More