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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • Understanding Payroll Frequency — The Enigma Decoded

    Understanding Payroll Frequency — The Enigma Decoded

    There is no one size fits all solution when it comes to payroll frequency. Read on to find out which payroll schedule is best suited for your business.

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  • Why Small Businesses Need Payroll Software [Webinar Recap]

    Why Small Businesses Need Payroll Software [Webinar Recap]

    Using payroll software saves you time and money. Yet, 60% of small businesses still manage payroll manually in-house. Learn why there’s a better way.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Poor Job Performance: A Checklist for Managing Low Performers

    Poor Job Performance: A Checklist for Managing Low Performers

    When you've identified a low performing employee, it's definitely a buzz kill. Learn how to make a game plan to turn underperformers around before you have to take drastic action.

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  • Changing Payroll Companies — Webinar Recap

    Changing Payroll Companies — Webinar Recap

    Check out a recap of a webinar on what every Canadian small business should know about changing payroll providers. Hosted by Jennie Moore of Moore Details Inc.

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  • 6 Ways to Promote Transparency in a Startup (and Why You Should)

    6 Ways to Promote Transparency in a Startup (and Why You Should)

    Transparency isn't just a new workplace trend — it's a culture. Learn how to be transparent with your employees so they're more engaged, happy, and likely to stick around.

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  • How You Hire Affects the Bottom Line: Better Hiring From Start to Finish

    How You Hire Affects the Bottom Line: Better Hiring From Start to Finish

    Hiring can be costly and time-consuming. Do it right the first time with tips on how to get (and secure) the best candidate.

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  • How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

    How the Best Tech Companies Implement Employee Empowerment

    Employees aren't just cogs in the machine. Empower them using tactics employed by some of the most successful tech businesses out there.

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