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  • The Tablet Wars

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Rumours of the demise of the laptop are greatly exaggerated. With the popularity of tablet computers and more talk about how the post-PC era will change the way we communicate and do business, some people suggest the days of the laptop are numbered. While this may happen some day, it’s worth noting that desktop computers […]

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  • Insuring Your Children

    By: Jonathan Sears

    The value of insuring your children can last a lifetime. Life insurance is traditionally purchased by adults to cover the catastrophic loss of one of the income producers in the family. Upon the death of the insured, the insurance company pays out money to pay off existing mortgages, credit cards or lines of credit, pay […]

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  • Personal Services Business

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hello everybody. My name is Jon Sears and I am working with Sears Chartered Accountants. Today I am going to talk about the personal services business and why you may want to be one or why you may not want to be one. Generally, in the past, people have never wanted to be considered as […]

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  • Buying or Selling a Business

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hi Everybody. I am John Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants and today we are going to talk about buying or selling a business. This can be quite a lengthy topic and I’ll try to keep it as short as possible. We are going to start from the buying side. Generally, as a buyer of a […]

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  • About Jonathan Sears

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hi Everybody. I am John Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants and today we are going to talk a little bit about me. And basically 3 advantages I would like to talk about that I can argue I have perhaps over your current accountant or other accountants out there. First one I would like to consider […]

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  • Should I take dividends or should i take a salary out of my corporation?

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Hello everyone. I’m Jon Sears from Sears Chartered Accountants. Today we are going to talk about an important topic: “Should I take dividends or should I take a salary out of my corporation?” The biggest thing that you need to consider is whether you want to maximize your RRSP contribution every year. Right now if […]

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  • Everyone Wins

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Co-operation, thrift and efficiency are the best ways to keep a small business going. Owner-managed businesses rely on their employees to meet the demands of customers. Indeed a driving force for many owner-managers is ensuring that sufficient business is in place to provide employment for both themselves and all their employees. Any employer will tell […]

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  • Scan it Anywhere

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Scanning is no longer confined to the desktop. There are times in any business when you’re out of the office and away from your scanner but you still need to make a digital copy of a paper document or business card. When you’re at the office, chances are you have either a standard desktop scanner […]

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  • Ethical Behaviour

    By: Jonathan Sears

    A strong corporate ethic has effects deep into the stakeholder community. Owner-managed businesses are under increasing pressure to ensure that their conduct as corporate citizens and the conduct of their employees as private citizens meet certain standards of ethical behaviour. It is all too easy for owner-managers to forget, however, that even though their business […]

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  • I Hate Paying Income Tax

    By: Jonathan Sears

    Penalties for income tax evasion can range from heavy fines to imprisonment. Who doesn’t hate paying their income tax? However, most Canadian taxpayers, including owner-managers, understand that paying their fair share of income tax is simply the price of living in Canada with its many benefits. It is not surprising that those who do pay […]

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