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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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  • 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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  • Float or Founder Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Float or Founder Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Wagepoint CEO Shrad Rao and Float or Founder co-hosts Samantha Lloyd and Lisen Kacisit down to discuss how to build and maintain a winning remote workplace culture.

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  • Understanding The 2% Shareholder Health Insurance

    Understanding The 2% Shareholder Health Insurance

    While employees can claim health insurance as a tax-free benefit, shareholders who own more than 2% of company stock can’t. Here’s what they have to do instead.

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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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  • Smart Man, Smarter Woman Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Smart Man, Smarter Woman Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Wagepoint CEO Shrad Rao and Kninja Knetwork co-founders Juliet Aurora and Steve Loates sit down to discuss the impact company culture has on business success.

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  • Contractor vs Employee: A Mini Guide for American Small Businesses

    Contractor vs Employee: A Mini Guide for American Small Businesses

    Learn the key differences between a contractor vs. employee to determine which type of worker is better suited for your American small business.

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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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  • 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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  • Make It Through 2020 With These Small Business Accounting Software And Apps

    Make It Through 2020 With These Small Business Accounting Software And Apps

    Do you need an easy accounting and bookkeeping system? Check out the technology stack Jennie Moore of Fintech Details recommends for small business accounting.

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  • The Successful Bookkeeper Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    The Successful Bookkeeper Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Shrad Rao, Wagepoint CEO and founder, speaks to the importance of adaptation and doing the right thing at the right time on The Successful Bookkeeper Podcast.

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  • 2020 American Small Business Payroll Calendar

    2020 American Small Business Payroll Calendar

    Stay on top of public holidays and other important American small business payroll deadlines with our friendly 2020 payroll calendar.

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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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  • 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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  • Beyond Corona: Canadian Wage Subsidies and Loans [Webinar Recap]

    Beyond Corona: Canadian Wage Subsidies and Loans [Webinar Recap]

    Flow CPA and Wagepoint came together to provide small business owners more clarity around Canadian wage subsidies and loans in a one hour webinar. Here's the recap.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Key Resources for Small Business Owners

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) — Key Resources for Small Business Owners

    This post provides key resources for US and CA small business owners to help navigate through the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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  • How the New 2020 IRS W-4 Form Affects Small Business Employers and Employees

    How the New 2020 IRS W-4 Form Affects Small Business Employers and Employees

    Starting in 2020, any new hires will need to complete the new W-4. So will any employees who want to adjust their withholding allowances. Read more here.

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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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  • 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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  • Canada's Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Canada's Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Shrad Rao, Wagepoint CEO and founder, dives into entrepreneurship, leadership, and building a business from the ground up on Canada's Podcast. Here's your recap.

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  • Employee vs Contractor: A Mini Guide for Canadian Small Businesses

    Employee vs Contractor: A Mini Guide for Canadian Small Businesses

    Should you hire an employee or contractor? Learn the difference between the two types of workers to see which is better suited for your Canadian small business.

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  • Why Q1 is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    Why Q1 is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    The beginning of Q1 is the one time of year where your year-to-date amounts are zero. That’s why it’s also the easiest time to start or switch payroll software.

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  • Partner Story — Cruising with LiveCA [Case Study]

    Partner Story — 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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  • Partner Story — "Lights, Camera, Accounting!" [Case Study]

    Partner Story — "Lights, Camera, Accounting!" [Case Study]

    Flow CPA is a tech-forward accounting firm and a proud Wagepoint partner. Here's what founding partners Natasha McLaren-Doerr and Cecilia Gordillo have to say about how Wagepoint helps their clients.

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  • 3 Takeaways From The 2020 Accounting And Bookkeeping Technology Survey

    3 Takeaways From The 2020 Accounting And Bookkeeping Technology Survey

    The Canadian Accounting and Bookkeeping Operations and Technology survey gives us a closer look at how the industry is adapting to technology. Here are three key takeaways:

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  • 6 Must-Have Skills for Effective Employee Management

    6 Must-Have Skills for Effective Employee Management

    Effective employee management is essential in sustaining your business' success. Be the leader that your employees need by developing the following six skills.

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  • 4 Ways to Invest in Your Employees (And Why You Should!)

    4 Ways to Invest in Your Employees (And Why You Should!)

    If you’re not investing in your employees, you’re actively disengaging them. Learn how to invest in your employees and have a happier and more productive team.

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  • A Fintech Guide to Social Learning

    A Fintech Guide to Social Learning

    Learning from others can take place in all sorts of mediums, including online social media platforms. Here's your fintech guide to social media learning.

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  • How to Contact the CRA Without Losing Your Mind

    How to Contact the CRA Without Losing Your Mind

    Contacting the CRA can take a while and figuring out who to contact can be confusing. Here are some time-saving tips and key phone numbers to ease the process.

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  • The Business Leadership Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    The Business Leadership Podcast — Wagepoint CEO, Shrad Rao Interview

    Shrad Rao, our CEO and founder dives into entrepreneurship, leadership, growth and remote work culture on The Business Leadership Podcast. Here's your recap.

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  • The Accounting and Bookkeeping Facebook Groups You Should Know

    The Accounting and Bookkeeping Facebook Groups You Should Know

    Facebook groups are communities where accountants, bookkeepers and small business owners can go to learn about accounting software and applications, trade tips and build connections.

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  • 4 Ways To Boost Employee Experience with Employee Feedback

    4 Ways To Boost Employee Experience with Employee Feedback

    Collecting employee feedback is key to improving the employee experience. Here are a few collection methods and ways to incorporate the data in your business.

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  • 2020 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

    2020 Canadian Small Business Payroll Calendar

    Stay on top of statutory holidays and other important Canadian small business payroll deadlines with our friendly 2020 payroll calendar.

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  • Why Your Small Business Needs to Adopt eLearning for Employee Training

    Why Your Small Business Needs to Adopt eLearning for Employee Training

    Employee training is the need of the hour that no business can afford to ignore. Read on for reasons why eLearning is the best option for your small business.

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  • Putting Payroll Year-End Into Perspective [Webinar Recap]

    Putting Payroll Year-End Into Perspective [Webinar Recap]

    Payroll year-end means reconciling year-to-date amounts for the current calendar year and issuing the related tax documents. Learn how this works and how to make it easier.

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  • Why the New Year is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    Why the New Year is the Best Time to Switch or Start Using Payroll Software

    As one year comes to an end and another's about to begin, it's also the best time to change or start using payroll software. See why timing is everything when it comes to small business payroll.

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  • 7 Employee Retention Strategies That You Can Apply Today

    7 Employee Retention Strategies That You Can Apply Today

    Let's explore 7 employee retention strategies to ensure the strong, happy team you’ve built—stays the same strong, happy team you’ve built.

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  • The Best Money Songs — The Ultimate Payroll Playlist

    The Best Money Songs — The Ultimate Payroll Playlist

    Money, money, money! There are lots of songs about the dollars — here's a list of of our top picks for when you're running payroll. Spotify playlist included.

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  • What is a Record of Employment (ROE)?

    What is a Record of Employment (ROE)?

    When an employee with insurable earnings leaves a company, employers must issue a Record of Employment (ROE) to determine whether they are eligible for EI benefits.

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  • 7 Signs Your HR Process Isn't Scalable

    7 Signs Your HR Process Isn't Scalable

    Growth for your business often means your processes get more complex. See if your HR systems are keeping up as you scale using these 7 signs.

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  • 8 TED Talks to Watch When You're Hiring New Employees

    8 TED Talks to Watch When You're Hiring New Employees

    Hiring new employees can be daunting. Get inspired and learn from the experiences of other successful businesspeople with these 8 TED Talks.

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  • Comparing Payroll Software — What You Need To Know

    Comparing Payroll Software — What You Need To Know

    Looking for the right small business payroll software can feel overwhelming. This overview and checklist will help you in comparing payroll software.

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