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Archive: January 2012

  • Should I Incorporate? Limiting Liability & Protecting Your Assets

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    Hi everybody. I am Jonathan Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. So right now we are talking about point number 1 about why you should potentially incorporate. Point number 1 is limiting your liability and protecting your assets your personal assets more specifically. What an incorporation allows you to do is separate your business from your […]

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  • Should I Incorporate?

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    Transcript: Hello. I am Jonathan Sears. I work for a Chartered Accountancy firm called Sears Chartered Accountants and topic number one is Should I Incorporate? Should I incorporate is not an easy question. All the facts have to be considered very carefully. The most important fact is first of all, would you be considered as […]

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  • The Show Must Go On

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    When travelling, keep your presentation material with you at all times. Travelling to meet a client, set up a training course or establish a new business presents the risk of lost luggage and equipment at any time of year. But the greater volume of travellers and longer wait times during the winter holiday season increase […]

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  • A Guide for Start-Ups

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    When starting your own business, be cautious. The last 30 years have seen some tough times: 20% interest rates in the early 80s, recession in the early 90s, and a near collapse of the financial system in 2008. Those who survived financially will probably make it through the current economic struggle because they have learned […]

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  • Year-End Tax Issues

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    Check your portfolio; you may not have to pay as much capital gains tax as you thought. As the year end approaches owner-managers can find themselves faced with difficult choices in order to keep the tax liabilities of their businesses, themselves and their families to a minimum. Three important areas are capital losses, pre-tax remuneration […]

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  • Is Cloud Computing Pie in the Sky?

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    Computing may be moving off premises and becoming a utility. Cloud computing is not quite here yet but its simplicity from the user’s point of view makes it very attractive. Nevertheless, there are significant legal and technical problems primarily of security and privacy that need to be resolved before cloud computing can come into universal […]

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  • Accounting Questions – ANSWERED!

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    Welcome to Sears Chartered Accountants – Video Blog. Over the next 12 weeks we’ll be releasing a series of videos to help you better understand a variety of sometimes complex topics in a short video post.

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