No One Wakes Up and Suddenly Decides to Become Charitable One Day

become charitable

In the past, I would never describe myself as being particularly charitable. It’s not that I wasn’t compassionate or I was completely selfish, but to be honest, I didn’t think that anything I contributed towards charity would make a meaningful difference. I wasn’t able to write a significant cheque. The other reason, there wasn’t a particular cause that I was … Read More

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

doing things differently

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

selling your business

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

Does your Business Qualify for the Small Business Capital Gains Exemption?

Small Business Capital Gains

Selling Your Business Doesn’t Mean You Qualify for the Small Business Capital Gains Exemption As a business owner, you may be aware that when you dispose of shares in your business, you could receive an exemption on all or a portion of the capital gains that ordinarily would be taxable. This is due to the Lifetime Capital Gains Exemption which … Read More

5 Types of Business Risk Every Business Owner Should Absolutely Prepare For

Benefit Plan a Liability To Your Company

Ignoring Business Risks Could Mean Disaster for Your Family, Your Retirement, Your Business and Your Employees As business owners, we expect and accept a certain amount of risk.  If there weren’t any risk, then everyone would go into business for themselves.  Like in life as in running a business, there are smart risks, calculated risks and completely random risks.  Some … Read More