Getting Financing for Your Business

These resources will help you understand your financing options, increase your financial literacy and address the financial aspects of your business plan.

Profit is residual. It is the consequence of what happens in and to your business.  Some of these things are within your control and some of them are outside your control. If you’re going to have any effect on your profit, you have to focus on those things over which you have control… so, what […]

Date: 2011/11/16

One of the keys to business success is the ability to interpret financial statements and make good decisions based on the information. In fact, a primary cause of business failure is poor financial management, including the misinterpretation of financial statements and inappropriate action taken as a result. This guide will help you understand basic financial […]

Date: 2011/10/13

Even if you use a bookkeeper and/or accountant, it is imperative that you understand the financial side of your business. This introductory-level guide takes you through practical exercises to help you understand the type of information financial statements provide. After completing the workbook you will be able to: read balance sheets, income statements and cash […]

Date: 2011/10/13

If you’re thinking about getting a loan to for your business, you need to understand your financial fitness.  Your credit rating is your history of repaying loans, credit cards or other financial obligations. It assesses your track record, how much you currently owe, what your payment amounts are, and gives you an overall score.

Date: 2011/10/13

“Is my accountant right for my business and me?” How important is that question?  Your accountant is (or should be) the financial doctor who monitors the health of your business.  This aid goesinto the details aboutevaluating an accountant and about selecting the one that’s right for you.

Date: 2011/06/16

Taken from our June 2009 newsletter, this article written by Ken MacLeod looks at bartering as a whole.  Is it the best way to support one another and do you ever get full value in the process?  In reality, it is tempting to exchange business services and it seems like a logical process of a […]

Date: 2011/06/16

The Canada Revenue Agency’s website provides electronic access to the majority of the Agency’s public information holdings, including forms, publications, and guides.  This website provides information, services, and applications that help promote compliance with Canada’s tax, trade, and border legislation and regulations.

Date: 2011/02/11

A free amortization schedule calculator that estimates your loan and interest payment, monthly or annually.

Date: 2010/11/08

Canada Revenue Agency’s online site for business. Information is available on business account registration, payroll, GST/HST, reporting income and expenses, importing, export, etc.

Date: 2010/11/08

Electronic services Canada Revenue Agency offers to businesses.  Information is available on filing a return or making a remittance, registering a business, payroll reductions, and making payments online.

Date: 2010/11/08