November 29, 2023 by Thomas Blonde

Saving for retirement on the farm

Given the all-consuming complexity of any farm business, it’s not uncommon for farmers to overlook the importance of retirement planning. The constant need to reinvest in these businesses means there’s rarely a good time to think about saving for the future. 

November 15, 2023 by Brenda Scott

Let’s get fit: how to ignite your company’s digital journey

Technology is evolving so fast. Some might say that’s exhilarating, while others might see it as exhausting. With Artificial Intelligence (AI) being integrated into businesses at an unprecedented rate, it’s easy for a company to feel out of shape as it tries to keep up with technology trends, in order to remain current and competitive.

September 25, 2023 by Shannon McIntosh, Manager

The sweet taste of success

Welcome to the new edition of The Bright Side with Shannon McIntosh. This month, I interviewed two Baker Tilly Catalyst clients, sisters Jodi Willoughby and Carolyne McIntyre-Jackson, who turned their dream of a bakery into the successful business Crave Cookies and Cupcakes. Let’s dive into how it all started, the hurdles they’ve overcome and more.

September 1, 2023 by Shannon McIntosh, Manager

The evolving state of cloud accounting

Welcome back to The Bright Side! This month’s blog post explores the evolving state of cloud accounting and all the positive ways businesses that migrate to the cloud can benefit from this shift, including new access to efficiencies and savings. All the time and money you devote to data entry could be eliminated almost overnight with a shift toward automation, and significant new possibilities are emerging with each passing month. Cloud accounting ultimately frees business owners to focus more on what they do best. If you’re not sure cloud accounting is right for you, allow me to explore The Bright Side.

June 27, 2023 by Shannon McIntosh, Manager

Knowing your worth as an entrepreneur

Welcome to this month’s edition of The Bright Side. This time around, we’re diving into key aspects of taking your business to the next level as a new entrepreneur. These include how much to charge your clients, how to set and achieve big business goals and building strong client relationships.

May 24, 2023 by Shannon McIntosh, Manager

Entrepreneurship and motherhood

Welcome to this month’s edition of The Bright Side. If your goal is to be a mom while running your own business, this blog entry is for you. There are plenty of ways to balance the dream of motherhood without extinguishing the flames of entrepreneurship. Don’t doubt yourself, you can do it all. Though it is a lot of work, the best things always are!

March 13, 2023 by John F. Oakey

Rumours, predictions and questions

The 2023 federal budget is just around the corner. What new tax measures can we expect to see from Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland? Without a crystal ball, we are left with educated guesses, informed speculation and, in some cases, open questions. Here, we take a look at what the budget may hold and break down some possible outcomes.

February 28, 2023 by Shannon McIntosh, Manager

Turning ambition into a beautiful business

Welcome to this month’s edition of The Bright Side. Recently, I had the pleasure of chatting with Natasha Sangra, one of our clients at Baker Tilly Catalyst. She took her business, The Beautox Bar, from bold idea to successful reality through plenty of hard work, planning and determination. Let’s dive into how she did it.