December Newsletter

We got out our December newsletter with 3 days to spare this month. If you aren’t subscribed (or the email got lost in all of your holiday e-cards), you can go to our Newsletter tab at the top of the page to subscribe and see our previous issue. You can …

Small Business Week Expo

75% of all new jobs created in Canada are from the small business sector.  Generally, small business is defined as fewer than 100 employees.  Canada’s economic growth greatly depends on entrepreneurship.  Entrepreneurs and small business proudly build their livelihoods on doing what they love. Often they possess the passion for …

Where did my corporation go?

If you have an Alberta Corporation, you are required to file an Annual Return each year to update the address, shareholders, and directors. This is similar to paying yearly for your vehicle registration. This return is separate from your provincial and federal tax returns and must be filed every year …

Employment Standards in Alberta

Navigating the government’s rules and regulations that come along with having employees can be a lot of work for any business owner. Research is required to ensure that both sides of the employer-employee relationship are respected and protected, and the documents available on the topic contain a lot of information …

Alberta Minimum Wage – Lowest to Highest

One of the key platform points of Rachel Notley’s NDP campaign and sudden rise to power in 2015 was an increase in the provincial minimum wage from $10.20/hour (the lowest rate in the country) to $15.00/hr (the highest of any jurisdiction in Canada). Immediately after being elected, the government increased …

Alberta’s Economy: A New Hope on the Horizon?

Some may venture to say we are at the bottom of the cycle.  Challenging times demand a tough mindset.  According to Alberta Venture, having a diverse economy than that of the 80’s and the predicted rise in oil prices all contribute to new beginnings for Alberta once again.  

Events Going On Around Town

Being an entrepreneur can often feel like a constant juggle of priorities with only so much time to go around.  And one very important area of your life is managing family time.  If you are looking to catch-up on some much needed family time, you may want to check-out these …