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  • Wagepoint Nominated For Multiple 2020 CanadianSME National Business Awards

    Wagepoint Nominated For Multiple 2020 CanadianSME National Business Awards

    We're delighted to announce that Wagepoint has been nominated for a Canadian SME National Business Award in multiple categories. Learn more about the exciting news.

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  • Wagepoint Partners With Craver

    Wagepoint Partners With Craver

    Wagepoint has partnered with Craver and we're excited to work together to enable and empower small business owners in the food and beverage industry.

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  • 5 Ways To Support and Motivate Your Remote Employees

    5 Ways To Support and Motivate Your Remote Employees

    Providing a workplace where your remote employees feel supported and motivated is crucial to small business success. Here are five tactics you can apply right now to motivate your team.

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  • CanadianSME Small Business Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    CanadianSME Small Business Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Wagepoint CEO Shrad Rao discusses leadership styles, entrepreneurship and fostering a culture of resiliency on the CanadianSME Small Business Podcast. Here's the recap and the episode.

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  • 5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Mental Health

    5 Things You Can Do Right Now To Improve Your Mental Health

    Now, more than ever, it's important to invest in your mental health, especially if you're a small business owner. Here are five ways you can improve your well-being right now.

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  • The 2021 Canadian Small Business Resilience Report [PDF Download]

    The 2021 Canadian Small Business Resilience Report [PDF Download]

    Get insights and statistics on how Canadian small businesses have faired one year into the COVID-19 pandemic — including trends on headcount and adopting new technology. Download a copy.

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  • What She Said! Podcast — Wagepoint CPO, Leena Thampan Interview

    What She Said! Podcast — Wagepoint CPO, Leena Thampan Interview

    Wagepoint CPO Leena Thampan and What She Said! Podcast host Candace Sampson sit down to discuss diversity and inclusion, remote work culture, shattering glass ceilings and women in the workplace.

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  • Wagepoint Joins the Canadian Franchise Association

    Wagepoint Joins the Canadian Franchise Association

    Wagepoint has joined the Canadian Franchise Association and we're excited to work together to enable and empower the Canadian franchise community.

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  • Actionable Workflow Tips For A Successful Company Year-End

    Actionable Workflow Tips For A Successful Company Year-End

    It's tax season! These actionable workflow tips from Bianca Mueller, CPB will help you be prepared, maintain composure and stay on top of your game during this stressful time.

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  • The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    The Comprehensive List of Small Business Tax Deductions

    A must-read for small business owners and those who are self-employed. This list of small business tax deductions will prepare you for your conversations with bookkeepers, accountants and tax experts.

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  • The Step-By-Step Guide to New Hire Onboarding

    The Step-By-Step Guide to New Hire Onboarding

    The first few weeks at a company are vital to the success of a new hire. This article outlines, step-by-step, how to onboard new hires to your company.

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  • Lessons in Payroll With Oxford Learning® [Case Study]

    Lessons in Payroll With Oxford Learning® [Case Study]

    Oxford Learning® is one of top franchise businesses in Canada and Wagepoint is one of their top choices for small business payroll software to help Centre Directors pay their staff quickly and easily.

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  • Wagepoint Joins the Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce

    Wagepoint Joins the Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce

    Wagepoint has partnered with the Canadian Women's Chamber of Commerce and is excited to help build communities and opportunities for female entrepreneurs.

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  • Wagepoint Joins the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    Wagepoint Joins the Canadian Chamber of Commerce

    Small business payroll software provider, Wagepoint has joined the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. We're excited to work together to enable and empower Canadian Businesses.

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  • How Payroll Can Be The Gateway For Your High-Value Compliance Firm

    How Payroll Can Be The Gateway For Your High-Value Compliance Firm

    Compliance or advisory? The dance between the two has been an ongoing discussion throughout the accounting and bookkeeping community. Here's where payroll can fit in.

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  • How To Complete And Submit Form PD27

    How To Complete And Submit Form PD27

    Canadian small business owners who claimed the 10% Temporary Wage Subsidy must self-report their eligibility for the program to the CRA. Here is a walk-through on how to submit Form PD27.

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  • 2021 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

    2021 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

    Stay on top of statutory holidays and other important Canadian small business payroll deadlines with our friendly 2021 payroll calendar.

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  • 2021 American Small Business Payroll Calendar

    2021 American Small Business Payroll Calendar

    Stay on top of public holidays and other important American small business payroll deadlines with our friendly 2021 payroll calendar.

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  • What To Check Before Issuing T4s

    What To Check Before Issuing T4s

    Every January, it's time for employers to check their T4s before submitting them to the CRA. Industry expert, Susan Watkin, shares five important things to verify.

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  • TWS And CEWS Payroll Year-End Reporting [Webinar Recap]

    TWS And CEWS Payroll Year-End Reporting [Webinar Recap]

    Wagepoint teamed up with Juliet Aurora, co-founder of AIS Solutions and Kninja Knetwork to discuss all things Temporary Wage Subsidy (TWS) and Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy (CEWS). Here's the recap.

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  • A Canadian Small Business Employer’s Guide to T4s and T4As [Checklist Included]

    A Canadian Small Business Employer’s Guide to T4s and T4As [Checklist Included]

    A simple, yet essential guide to T4s, T4As and RL-1s. Written especially for Canadian Small Businesses, it also includes a helpful explanation and checklist for payroll year-end.

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  • Beating Payroll Scope Creep To The Gate (Bookkeeper's Guide)

    Beating Payroll Scope Creep To The Gate (Bookkeeper's Guide)

    Turns out, payroll is the one service offering that can quickly get out of control for accountants and bookkeepers. Wagepoint Partner, Jennie Moore explains what scope creep is and how to manage it.

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  • The Role Of Payroll In 2020 And Beyond [Session Recap]

    The Role Of Payroll In 2020 And Beyond [Session Recap]

    Wagepoint hosted a breakout session on the role payroll played in qualifying and applying to wage subsidies and reporting and compliance during the CPB Canada Ignite 2020 event. Here's the recap.

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  • New T4 Reporting Requirements For Tax Year 2020

    New T4 Reporting Requirements For Tax Year 2020

    The Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) has introduced new T4 reporting requirements that employers must follow for the 2020 tax year. Learn more about it here.

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  • How Knowledge Management Can Help Your Business Cope With COVID19 (Or Any Crisis)

    How Knowledge Management Can Help Your Business Cope With COVID19 (Or Any Crisis)

    There's more to knowledge management than how-to documents. Proper knowledge management can help your team stay productive as you navigate major setbacks. Here's how:

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  • Canadian Small Businesses Are Rehiring [COVID-19 Shutdown And Recovery Survey Results]

    Canadian Small Businesses Are Rehiring [COVID-19 Shutdown And Recovery Survey Results]

    In June 2020, Wagepoint conducted a survey of 300 English-speaking small business owners, CEOs and General Managers to find out how COVID-19 had affected their workforce. See the findings.

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  • Fintech Impact Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Fintech Impact Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Wagepoint CEO Shrad Rao and Fintech Impact Podcast host Jason Pereira sit down to discuss Shrad's journey to building Wagepoint — both as a fintech product and a payroll software provider.

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  • 5 Easy Sales Steps to Onboard Bookkeeping Clients [Webinar Recap]

    5 Easy Sales Steps to Onboard Bookkeeping Clients [Webinar Recap]

    Focus on the client relationship and let tech handle everything else. Jennie Moore, Practice Ignition's Head of Canadian Accounting, shows us how she uses apps to simplify her sales process.

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  • Go, Team, Go! 3 Big Ideas To Boost Team-Building [Webinar Recap]

    Go, Team, Go! 3 Big Ideas To Boost Team-Building [Webinar Recap]

    To achieve the best business results, you have to have the right team. Wagepoint, Bright and Early and Plum founders discuss how culture, feedback and potential are big components of team-building.

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  • Let's Grab Coffee Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Let's Grab Coffee Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Wagepoint CEO Shrad Rao and Let's Grab Coffee Podcast host George Khalife sit down to discuss how philosophy plays a role in culture building, business strategy and people management.

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  • Cruising with LiveCA [Case Study]

    Cruising with LiveCA [Case Study]

    LiveCA is one of Canada's first and largest virtual CPA firms. They're also a proud Wagepoint partner. Here's what LiveCA founder and partner Chad Davis has to say.

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