Archive for August, 2016

What makes a good small business founding team?

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

When you start your small business, you may soon discover you need help. After all, you can’t do everything, nor are you expected to! Gathering a team of experts – your founding team – around you will help you to create a strong foundation for success. A founding team comprises the colleagues and/or partners who […]

7 tips for an environmentally-friendly small business

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

We all want to do our part to help the environment, and many of us have ideas that we implement in our personal lives. But did you know that you can go green in your small business, too? Here are seven tips for running a green small business. Use biodegradable cleaning products with fewer harsh ingredients. […]

GST and HST for small businesses

Saturday, August 13th, 2016

Does your small business need to charge GST/HST? Goods and Services Tax (GST) or Harmonized Sales Tax (integrated provincial taxes with the GST, also called HST) must be collected if your business’ yearly revenue is greater than $30,000. If that applies to your small business, you must charge customers or clients GST/HST on your taxable goods and services. […]

Small business blog posts we liked this week

Saturday, August 6th, 2016

We hope you enjoy these four inspiring small business blog posts and articles we read and liked recently! Did you read something you wanted to share? Let us know in the comments! 5 Mid-Year Tips for Small Business Owners at Black Enterprise Husband and wife’s shuttle for seniors aims to go the extra mile in Edmonton […]