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  • 10 Tax Deductions Every Startup Should Know

    10 Tax Deductions Every Startup Should Know

    As a startup, it's hard to know where to start at tax time. This list will tell you about 10 tax deductions that your startup can use to lower your tax bill.

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  • 7 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Restaurant

    7 Marketing Mistakes to Avoid When Starting a New Restaurant

    When starting a new restaurant and counting down to the grand opening, consider these seven mistakes and how you can avoid them. And remember, small businesses can dream big.

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  • 5 Last-Minute Tax Tips for Canadian Small Businesses

    5 Last-Minute Tax Tips for Canadian Small Businesses

    As business tax deadlines draw closer, these last-minute tax tips for Canadian small businesses, provided by the experts at Enkel Bookkeeping, will help you stay on track.

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  • Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

    Why Integrity is the Ultimate Employee Perk

    Integrity, reflected in every action from leadership to the rank and file is a powerful employee perk. There are also business cases to support this claim.

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  • 10 Body Language Signals to Watch for in Every Interview

    10 Body Language Signals to Watch for in Every Interview

    Finding the right person for the job isn't just about what a person says. It's also about what their body language is really telling you. Watch for these 10 key signals.

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  • What Every Startup Should Know About Payroll

    What Every Startup Should Know About Payroll

    Getting your startup off the ground is hard, which is why you are so careful in who you hire. Subsequently, you also want to have the right payroll system in place to pay people accurately and on 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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  • An 8-Step Guide to Drama-Free Sole Proprietorship Taxes [Checklist Included]

    An 8-Step Guide to Drama-Free Sole Proprietorship Taxes [Checklist Included]

    Sole proprietorship filing a T2125 with your personal income tax? Get the skinny on the documents you need to gather, the basics of the form and more — checklist included!

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  • How to File Sole Proprietorship Taxes — The Practical Guide [Checklist Included]

    How to File Sole Proprietorship Taxes — The Practical Guide [Checklist Included]

    Oh sole proprietorship taxes how we love you so... learn how to make this year and every year a snap with simple how-tos and even a checklist!

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  • The Two Methods for Claiming Home Office Deductions

    The Two Methods for Claiming Home Office Deductions

    Learn the difference between the simplified and standard methods and how to figure out which method is best for your small business or startup.

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  • 4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Business Credit Card Rewards

    4 Ways to Make the Most of Your Business Credit Card Rewards

    You know it's a best practice to have a specific credit card just for your business, but did you know the rewards these cards offer can also boost your bottom line?

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  • 8 of the Best Tax Deductions for Sole Proprietors

    8 of the Best Tax Deductions for Sole Proprietors

    If you're a sole proprietor, every penny matters. Discover eight essential tax deductions to help you keep a bigger portion of the pie.

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  • Why You Need to Track Your Business Mileage

    Why You Need to Track Your Business Mileage

    Every tax deduction you maximize makes a big difference to your bottom line. Tracking your mileage is a simple, effective way to earn a sizeable deduction. There's even an app for that.

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  • How Restaurants Can Maximize Tax Deductions [Tax Tips]

    How Restaurants Can Maximize Tax Deductions [Tax Tips]

    Whether you're in the thick of tax season or planning ahead for next year, learn the tax deductions all restaurant owners should know.

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  • 5 Business Writing Mistakes No One Wants to Make

    5 Business Writing Mistakes No One Wants to Make

    Like or not, making mistakes in your business writing sends the wrong impression about you and your business. Learn five of the top mistakes to avoid.

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  • How to Avoid a Tax Season Cash Flow Crisis and Other Survival Strategies

    How to Avoid a Tax Season Cash Flow Crisis and Other Survival Strategies

    During tax season, many small businesses face the challenge of paying their tax bill, often at a cost to their bottom line. Learn how to survive with a range of helpful strategies and funding options.

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  • The 10 Tax Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

    The 10 Tax Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make

    Are you comingling your business and personal finances? Not sure what payroll taxes are, but haven't really taken the time to find out? Learn about these and other common small business tax mistakes.

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  • Avoid a Tax Season Nightmare with 5 Simple Steps

    Avoid a Tax Season Nightmare with 5 Simple Steps

    Tax season doesn’t have to be a nightmare, especially if you plan ahead. If you take care of these five points you'll be well on your way to breathing easier when April rolls around.

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  • An Expert Guide to U.S. Payroll Taxes [Infographic Included]

    An Expert Guide to U.S. Payroll Taxes [Infographic Included]

    One out of every three small business owners is punished for payroll tax mistakes. This expert guide explains what federal, state and local payroll taxes are and how they work.

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  • A Closer Look at the Amounts on the T4 and T4A Tax Forms

    A Closer Look at the Amounts on the T4 and T4A Tax Forms

    Get a breakdown of the year-end T4 and T4A tax forms that all Canadian employers are responsible for. Whether you need to issue T4, T4A or a Relevé 1​, they must accurately represent the payroll year.

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  • A Closer Look at the Amounts on the W2 and 1099 Tax Forms

    A Closer Look at the Amounts on the W2 and 1099 Tax Forms

    Get a breakdown of the year-end W2 and 1099 tax forms that all employers are responsible for. ​Whether you need to issue Forms W-2 or 1099-MISC, they must accurately represent the payroll year.

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  • How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    How to Guarantee a Smooth Payroll Year-End in 8 Easy Steps

    Follow our 8 easy steps to ensure your payroll year-end is smoother than a baby's bottom! Wagepoint wants to help your business minimize discrepancies and avoid fines.

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  • 8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    8 Steps to Ensure an Accurate & Compliant Year-End Payroll Filing

    How can you ensure that your end of year goes smoothly? These eight simple steps to ensure an accurate and compliant year-end payroll filing for your company.

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  • How to Make Small Business Bookkeeping Easier

    How to Make Small Business Bookkeeping Easier

    Small business bookkeeping doesn't have to be scary, especially when you know a few simple steps on where to start.

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  • Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Giving an Employee Bonus — What You Need to Know [Infographic Included]

    Which jobs and industries offer the largest cash employee bonuses? What are the main reasons for giving an employee bonus? This article and infographic answers these questions and more.

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  • Preparing Yourself for the Cost of Employees

    Preparing Yourself for the Cost of Employees

    The salary or wages you pay an employee are only 70% of the total cost of having an employee. The other 30% comes from paid benefits. Learn more about the employer's responsibilities and these costs.

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  • Product Updates - September 2017

    Product Updates - September 2017

    What are the latest updates to Wagepoint's payroll software? This post will tell you the updates in the main app as well as for Canada and the United States.

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  • What You Need to Know About Tips and Gratuities

    What You Need to Know About Tips and Gratuities

    An overview of best practices for tips and gratuities and how they affect income and payroll for Canadian employers and employees in service industries.

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  • How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    How to Manage and Pay Tipped Employees in Restaurants

    Learn the responsibilities of tipped employees and their employers when it comes to reporting tips as income.

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