9 Powerful Ways That Philanthropy Can Help to Build Your Brand?

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Being altruistic usually means putting the needs of others ahead of your own needs.  So discussing how philanthropy can help to build your brand almost comes across as being hypocritical.  But being generous and charitable doesn’t mean that you can’t beat your chest a little, especially when it comes to being good corporate citizens and leaders in your community.  Here … Read More

Has Work-Life Balance Actually Increased or Decreased During the Pandemic?

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Prior to Covid, things were changing in the corporate world. Many employers are starting to recognize the importance of encouraging a work-life balance among their employees. And, in today’s competitive job market, family-friendly work environments are becoming all the rage – for a good reason.  But almost overnight, things almost flipped on its head Since the start of the pandemic, … Read More

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

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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

What are the 6 Things I Need Business Protection Insurance for?

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Reduce Business Risks by Implementing Business Protection Insurance for Management Team and Key People As Business Owners, we all assume certain business risks.  In my discussions with business owners, I’m astounded by the types of business risks that some owners are willing to make.  Ironically, none of these individuals I would consider stupid, overly aggressive or brazen.  Some of these … Read More

9 Best Practices to Setting Up a Successful Employee Benefit Plan

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All Employee Benefit Plans Should Not Be Created Equal When setting up an employee benefit plan, not enough attention is paid to future sustainability and the important considerations that need to be taken into account setting up an employee benefit plan or changing benefit providers. Weigh these tips very carefully when going through the set-up process and you can avoid … Read More

What is Cost Plus And How Can I Use it to Keep My Best Employees Happy?

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  There’s a Place for Cost Plus Have you heard about Cost Plus? A lot has been said about the use of Cost Plus on your benefit plan and that CRA has been targeting these types of perks on benefit plans.  The truth is Cost Plus can be used strategically as a tax-free employee perk and can positively contribute to … Read More