Business

EI Benefits for the Self Employed

EI Benefits for the Self Employed

By Kornel / August 23, 2020 /

Today we’re going to cover the employment insurance (EI) benefits that you can receive, as a self-employed individual. Perhaps the most important thing to understand, is that while you can receive a significant amount in EI benefits as a self-employed person, you are not automatically signed up to receive them, and you do not receive…

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Transferring Money Back From Qatar and Using Currency Exchange as an Expat

By Kyle Prevost / August 5, 2020 /

The average expat looking to transfer money from Qatar to Canada, the UK, the Euro zone, New Zealand, or Australia is likely paying a voluntary tax of $1,000 every single year! When I first started researching the options in Qatar for exchanging currency online or in-person, I was stunned by how few people even understood…

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Guide to COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses

Guide to COVID-19 Relief for Small Businesses

By Tom Drake / April 7, 2020 /

The financial impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic on Canadian small business has been enormous, and it’s still ongoing. If you own a small business anywhere in Canada, you’ve no doubt been affected in some way. While the hard times are far from over, help is coming from the Canadian government and several of Canada’s…

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Hosting Homestay Students – The Perfect Side Hustle?

By FT / February 11, 2019 /

Photo by Daria Shevtsova on Unsplash This is a post by Chrissy who guest posted here a couple years ago about going for financial freedom in a high-cost city.  She has since started her own blog, Eat Sleep Breath FI, that details her journey towards financial freedom.  Chrissy is back with another guest post about…

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Futurpreneur Canada Programs

By Clark / April 6, 2015 /

If you are a younger budding entrepreneur who believes that you have what it takes to become successful including a solid business plan, then this article may be useful to you. Futurpreneur Canada (formerly known as the Canadian Youth Business Foundation or CYBF) has been involved with emerging entrepreneurs since 1996 and their services are…

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Starting or Growing a Business? Take Advantage of Business Support Organizations

By Clark / October 16, 2014 /

In previous posts, we looked at different business models and how to write a business plan to aid entrepreneurs. In addition, having a helping hand during the initial start-up phase and subsequent operational stage of a business will go a long distance in paving the way for a successful venture. This post will look at…

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Government Grants and Financing for Businesses – II

By Clark / July 11, 2014 /

The first part of this series looked at some of the government grants/funding available to businesses across Canada. This second and final part of the series will cover a few more nationwide programs available for different industries. There is a link at the end of the article that provides the full list of programs and…

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Government Grants and Financing for Businesses – I

By Clark / May 30, 2014 /

For a budding entrepreneur, having a solid business plan is vital for a good start to their venture. With a good business plan, the entrepreneur can approach prospective financiers to kick start their dream. Typical sources of such financing may come from personal assets, financial institutions, venture capitalists and/or government funding. Depending on the type…

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