Leveraging Technology to Automate Your Financial Processes

By |2022-12-21T04:06:20+00:00December 15th, 2022|Business, Technology|

Technology has made our lives easier in many aspects. One of the most important areas where technology can be leveraged is in finance. Automating financial processes can help small business owners save time, money, and energy while ensuring accuracy and compliance. Here are some tips on how to leverage tech to automate financial processes.  Integrate Your Systems  The first step when leveraging technology for automated financial processes is to integrate your systems. This includes any program or software you use to manage your finances such as an accounting system, invoice management system, payroll system, etc. By integrating these systems, you'll be [...]

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Alberta’s Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

By |2022-10-27T19:03:38+00:00October 27th, 2022|Taxes, Technology|

The Alberta Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (IDMTC) is for eligible registered IDM corporations that develop interactive digital media credit products in Alberta after April 1, 2018. The credit is calculated at 25% of eligible salary and wages incurred in the tax year and is FULLY refundable. That means you are required to first apply it to income taxes payable but if you clear that balance you will still get the amount of the credit as a refund! Eligible corporations that hire under-represented populations may qualify for an additional 5% through the Diversity and Inclusion program component. Here is an example, [...]

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BC’s Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

By |2022-10-27T18:39:16+00:00October 27th, 2022|Taxes, Technology|

The Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (IDTMC) is for eligible registered corporations that develop interactive digital media credit products in B.C. after August 31, 2010, and before September 1, 2023 (CURRENT deadline). The credit is calculated at 17.5% of eligible salary and wages incurred in the tax year and is FULLY refundable. That means you are required to first apply it to income taxes payable but if you clear that balance you will still get the amount of the credit as a refund! Here is an example, if you have $200,000 in eligible salaries and wages, you may be entitled to [...]

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The Many Benefits of Working With a Virtual Accountant

By |2022-10-15T16:43:32+00:00October 15th, 2022|Accounting, Technology|

For small business owners, keeping on top of their finances can be a full-time job in and of itself. That's where virtual accounting services come in. Virtual accountants can handle all of the nitty-gritty financial details of your business so you can focus on growing your company. Here are just a few of the many benefits of using a virtual accountant. Virtual Meetings With a virtual accountant, you can hold meetings online or over the phone instead of in person. This can be a huge time-saver, especially if you have clients or employees who are located in different cities or provinces. [...]

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How to Invite Your Accountant to Xero

By |2022-08-16T15:29:14+00:00July 29th, 2022|Technology, Xero|

The Xero accounting app makes it super easy to invite your accountant to access your books and records. With the invite a user feature, in just a few clicks, your accountant will have access to your books. Here’s how to invite your accountant to Xero in five simple steps. From the dashboard, click on your business name and go to “Settings.”  Then select “Users.”  In the top right, you should see a green button that says “Invite a User.” Click on this. Now enter your accountant’s name and email then check the box that says, “Business and accountant.” We also recommend [...]

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No-Code Accounting: What It Is and Why You Should Use It

By |2022-08-16T15:25:00+00:00July 20th, 2022|Accounting, Business, Technology|

No-code accounting is a term that you may have heard floating around the internet lately. But what does this mean? Simply put, no-code accounting is an approach to accounting that doesn't require any coding skills.  You may be thinking, but I have never had to know how to code when bookkeeping before. You are right, individual software does not require coding. The term "no-code" refers to building connections between apps that are not already connected.  This can be a huge advantage for small business owners who don't have time to learn how to code or don't want to spend the money [...]

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How to Choose the Best Tech Stack for Your Business

By |2022-08-16T15:48:33+00:00April 17th, 2022|Business, Technology|

Technology is constantly advancing and changing. The best way to stay ahead of the curve and be on the cutting-edge of what your customers want is to stay up to date with the latest tech trends. However, this is easier said than done. Choosing the best tech stack for your business can be more challenging than it seems.  In this post, we’ll share a few tips for making this process easier. We’ll also explore some of the newest tech trends and give you a few ideas for incorporating them into your business. 1. What is a tech stack? A tech stack [...]

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The Canada Media Fund: What You Need to Know

By |2022-04-02T01:57:30+00:00March 25th, 2022|Business, Technology|

If you’re looking for help funding your digital media project, check out the Canada Media Fund. This Fund helps with projects in the audiovisual entertainment space. With several programs grouped into two main streams, there’s a good chance the Fund has something for your project. Read on to learn more. History of the Canada Media Fund Funded by the Federal government in connection with Canadian cable, satellite, and IPTV distributors, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) was started in 2010. According to Unesco, aligning with the priorities of the Government of Canada, the Fund’s goals include providing financing for the “sustainable production [...]

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Business Technology Essentials

By |2021-10-24T09:52:59+00:00August 31st, 2021|Business, Technology|

If you’re new to running a business or maybe you feel like you need to up your game, you may want to take a look at your business technology. There are a number of technology items you can’t live without in today’s business world. Over the last couple of months, we have shared some of our favourite business tech. Today, we’ll share what you simply can’t live without. Business Technology for Marketing Even if your store is physical only and you don’t plan to sell anything online, a presence on the web is important. Many people go online to learn more [...]

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The Safe Way to Collect Electronic Signatures

By |2021-10-24T09:52:59+00:00August 26th, 2021|Business, Technology|

Electronic signatures are on the rise now that more and more people work from home. If you require signatures in your business, you may have been wondering if you can legally collect them electronically. And if you can, what is the best way to do this? As an accounting firm dealing with personal information every day, we’ve got the low down on electronic signatures. Read on to learn about electronic signature collection in Canada as well as our recommended programs for capturing signatures. Are electronic signatures legal in Canada? The short answer is yes! E-signatures, including those that require the signer [...]

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