How financial literacy can grow your business

Understanding how money works – and how to make it work more effectively – can transform your bottom line. Seeing how money flows and changes value over time gives insights that support decision-making for your business.

As accountants and bookkeepers, we helped Grand Floors see money strategically, the way they see flooring; working and flowing from room to room to create something more valuable than just the total of the pieces. Read more

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Why Successful People Hire Successful People – Using An Outside Bookkeeper

A Q & A between Heather Mason, partner Mason Miller, and Concept of Movement co-owner, Kylee Swales, on what makes a successful entrepreneur and why she believes hiring an outside bookkeeper for their business was the smart choice.   Read more

8 Steps to Getting Starting with Digital Marketing

This guest post was written by Marc Hill, Founder and President of Digital Giants.

How many times has “learn how to market online” gone up and down your list of priorities this year? Are you still dreaming of that day where you have enough time to get it all done? Read more

6 Cash Management Tips To Increase Profits

Working on cash flow management to move a business from operating in the red to operating in the black can be an uphill battle for many companies. The good news is it doesn’t have to be a battle at all. There is a solution to simple cash flow management to increase profits and avoid cash shortfalls. Here are 6 tips to help you manage your cash flow. Read more

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Why Your Charity Should Use An Outside Bookkeeper

Why Charities Should Use An Outside Bookkeeper

This guest blog was written by James Thomson, CEO and President of New Path Foundation 

Charities do great things for people and communities and are an important part of our society. New Path Foundation is one such charity doing great work by providing assistance to organizations through a shared space model as well as supporting its service partner, New Path Youth and Family Services, to provide a wide range of mental health services to children, youth, and their families in Simcoe County. Read more

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Getting Back On Track: Old Ways vs New Approaches

Getting Back On Track: Old Ways vs New Approaches

Q&A with Heather Mason and Kim Miller on how they help clients significantly improve their businesses.

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9 Questions You Should Ask Your Bookkeeper

Your bookkeeper shouldn’t just be someone who posts information to your accounting software and spits out reports. Your bookkeeper should be a valuable resource to you in helping you run your business. Here are 9 essential questions you should ask your bookkeeper: Read more

Don’t Rush Your Brand Makeover

Brand Development and Why You Should Not Rush

This is a guest post by: Heather Mercer-Turner, Mercer Street Brand Development Consulting

Starting a new business is certainly an exciting time for any entrepreneur that is jostling at the gate to get going! There are many things that need to be done in order to start selling your product or service as fast as possible. Sometimes moving too fast can cause costly business mistakes. It is important to stop and think about key decisions that impact your company for years to come. As that old saying goes ‘short-term pain, for long-term gain!’ Read more

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6 Things to Consider for Small Business Borrowing

Small Business Borrowing and Things You Should Consider

Should I expand? Can I afford more rent at a new location? Can my business support more staff?

As small business owners, we have asked ourselves the same questions and also helped many companies work through the decision-making process to determine the right time to borrow and how much to borrow to buy equipment, real estate, technology or invest in human resources.

Smart business borrowing at the right time can ignite your business to take it to the next level.  Unfortunately, we’ve also seen entrepreneurs make some common mistakes that can jeopardize their company’s future and destroy it.

If you have been considering borrowing, these tips can help you decide if the time is right for you and whether you are have everything ready to meet with a lender. Read more

Renting vs Buying – The Age Old Debate Debunked

Is renting or buying better for me? This is the question that many are contemplating these days.  In truth, there is no right or wrong answer, only what works best for you.  There are many things to consider, so I encourage you to take your time making your decision. There is never a wrong time to make the right decision for yourself!

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