Self-Employed Contractor or Employee?

Whether you are an individual looking for a broader range of tax deductions than employees are ordinarily entitled to, or an employer looking for a more flexible working arrangement with your “employees”, you need to understand the rules around employment....

The Evolution of the Business Plan

Management science used to tell us that we needed to plan carefully and intelligently for any new business venture, document our assumptions clearly – and then execute. As a professional accountant I’ve always been leery of projections – or as we like to refer to them...

Importance of Startups in Job Creation

As a part of their “The Startup Revolution” series, the Compass Blog published “The Rise of the Startup“. It makes for fascinating reading. In particular they point to a study by the Kauffman Foundating in 2010. That study revealed that –...

Local Startup Sues Incubator in Dispute Over IP

Pixsel Sues Invoke Labs for Allegedly Stealing Code to Create a Competitor This story got coverage in the main stream press today. Perhaps it is a good thing that the local CBC station is beginning to cover the startup / high tech scene. Certainly this sector is...

6 Alternatives for Online Invoicing

Do a GOOGLE search for “Online Invoicing Systems” and you’ll come up with an enormous list: About 1,810,000 results (0.33 seconds)  2 Types of Online Invoicing Packages The truth is there are a large number of alternatives to choose from. So many in...

Young Entrepreneurs More Likely to Fail

In spite of Silicon Valley’s apparent fixation on youth – see How Tech Investors are Failing on Due Diligence – a recent academic study has shown that older entrepreneurs are less likely to fail. The study spanned 5 years and looked at founders in 5...