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How the new federal tax changes will affect small businesses

The new federal tax changes that took effect January 1 will impact organizations and Canadian citizens as a whole. In more than one way, a number of new legislations will have Canadian business owners see adjustments to their employees’ paycheques and payroll contributions. Here’s what you need to know. The tax rate for small businesses…

5 ways to amplify your small business marketing in 2019

It’s a new year which means new opportunities. The holidays are over and its back to business. As each year passes, more and more changes are taking place in the marketing and social media space and it’s important for businesses of all sizes to keep a pulse on industry trends and emerging technology.  Review the…

20 new laws across Canada to know about this January

The federal and provincial governments have announced numerous new rules for 2019. The changes in legislation range from the arrival of a federal carbon-tax plan to a fee for plastic bags in Prince Edward Island and more.

How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Stick

With January well underway, and the holiday season officially over, it’s back to reality. Implementing new, daily habits to successfully see through our New Year’s Resolutions begin to sink in. Every year around this time, the New Year brings with it a renewed sense of hope and optimism. And every year, a lot of those…

Ontario’s minimum wage halted until 2020. Here’s how to prepare

Bullfrog Insurance | 5 ways to prepare for Ontario’s minimum wage increase Under Bill 47, the minimum wage will no longer increase to $15/hour on January 1, 2019. Instead, the minimum wage will be held at $14/hour until 2020, at which point it will rise on an ongoing basis with inflation. The revised legislation is in response to pushback from…

4 ways to end the year strong and get ahead for the New Year

The New Year brings an opportunity for reflection and forward-thinking on actionable goals. While December is quickly winding down, ending the year strong as a business owner can give you a stronger foothold to prepare for the next one. Take time to acknowledge your successes It’s difficult to make any measurable progress if you haven’t…

5 Ways to Handle Employee Time Off During the Holidays

Encouraging employees to take time-off during the holidays and spend time with loved ones is an important consideration and can be great for boosting productivity and motivation.

How to Stand Out with Your Holiday Messaging

How can you ensure your holiday messaging leaps out from a crowd or overfilled newsfeed? Here are some suggestions.

Black Friday kicks off holiday sales season

  With Black Friday coming up, it’s the most wonderful time of the year — for sales!  The season of giving brings celebration and time with friends and family.  For business owners however, it also brings a special type of Holiday jingle ringing in the “festive sales season,” which is soon-to-be-here.  While we all know…

US Mid-Terms Create Greater Uncertainty for Small Businesses

On the November 6th U.S midterms the Republicans preserved their Senate majority, while the Democrats took control of House seats — a divisive situation which leaves the future of the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade deal somewhat uncertain.  As many know, trade deals must be passed by both the House and the Senate, so this new…