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[@10:00 AM] There are positives (+) and negatives (-) for you personally and for your business.
[@10:00 AM] This annual guide will give you quick answers to many practical questions that arise during the tax and financial planning process.
[@3:00 PM] Did you know 90% of businesses won’t survive to the third generation? Find out what makes succession planning a challenge.
[@5:00 PM] Summary of budget measures of particular interest to private companies and their owners.
[@10:00 AM] The mandatory WSIB regulations that came into effect in January extend insurance benefits already in place for employees to business owners, corporate officers, independent operators, sole owners and business partnerships.
[@2:30 PM] The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone.
[@11:00 AM] KPMG Enterprise and RIC offer services on business issues of importance to business owners and entrepreneurs to help enhance growth and profitability of their business and grow thriving enterprises.
[@11:00 AM] The Canadian Federation of Independent Business released its third edition of Canada’s Red Tape Report outlining the cost of regulation to Canadian businesses.
[@4:30 PM] KPMG is set to become the main tenant in an office tower in the heart of Vaughan’s bustling downtown.
[@4:00 PM] You may think of your group of companies as members of a tight-knit family, but once you cross international borders, it’s a new ball game.
[@11:30 AM] Annual publication from KPMG’s Audit practice covering Canadian, International, and US developments in the financial reporting field.
[@3:30 PM] Companies constantly seek innovative ways to grow their businesses. Learn tips and tricks that can help generate and manage growth.
[@4:30 PM] According to Deb MacPherson, there’s still time to save tax for yourself and your business for this year and next.
[@9:30 AM] This is the fifth release of the semi-annual Ivey Entrepreneurs Index.
[@2:30 PM] If you are a private company owner contemplating retirement, receiving an unsolicited offer to sell your business might seem like winning the lottery.
[@4:30 PM] Mississauga Board of Trade Business Awards of Excellence.
[@10:30 AM] KPMG Enterprise was awarded the Readers’ Choice Gold in Mississauga, Ontario.
[@4:30 PM] Known as the "Related Party Initiative," this program is a deep dive into the financial and business affairs of those individuals having multiple related entities with a net asset value of $50-million or more, including offshore assets.
[@9:30 AM] When private company owners sell their businesses, tax can take a big bite out of their sale proceeds.
[@3:00 PM] While incorporation offers some advantages once you're up and running, don't make the mistake of jumping in too early, advises Ed Bartucci, a tax partner with KPMG Enterprise in Toronto.
[@11:00 AM] Economic turndown, volatile exchange rates and increasingly unstable political climate all create challenges.
[@2:00 PM] Home-based businesses growing in popularity.
[@ 3:30 PM] How are Canadian private companies responding to the challenges and opportunities posed by globalization?
[@10:30 AM] John Cho discusses what business owners should prepare for when seeking to successfully attract investors.
[@2:30 PM] There isn’t a hard and fast rule as to when we should retire. But knowing what’s in store can help us be prepared financially, including significant changes to the Canadian Pension Plan, recently unveiled.
[@3:00 PM] Companies can help their employees bear the cost of education for their college or university-bound children by providing a tax-effective scholarship program for their children.
[@3:00 PM] Sunil Mistry advises an entrepreneur seeking to sell and support a standalone software product.
[@11:00 AM] Beverly Johnson discusses the results of a recent survey of Canadian family businesses.
[@9:00 AM] Nominations are being accepted until December 7, 2012.
[@3:30 PM] What seems like "all in the family" to private companies expanding into foreign markets and incorporating subsidiaries in those markets, is viewed quite differently by the CRA.
[@11:00 AM] Recent KPMG survey finds that, with the value of exports to the United States softening and the wavering US market, mid-sized Canadian companies are looking elsewhere for potential growth opportunities.
[@1:00 PM] Entrepreneurial businesses are often at greater risk because they lack many of the basic controls needed to minimize and detect frauds.
[@10:15 AM] Read about some of the EI rules that apply to and affect small business owners.
[@11:45 AM] Whether you are a tortoise or a hare, VC funding may be available.
[@10:00 AM] Deadline for entries is now July 16!
[@11:00 AM] While it might not seem urgent to a company just entering the import business, incorrectly classifying goods brought into Canada can end up costing business owners in the long run.
[12:30 PM] KPMG Enterprise celebrates the official launch of That’ll Never Work in Ottawa at Bridgehead Coffee’s new roaster.
[@3:00 PM] A major success story, Bridgehead was featured KPMG Enterprise's book titled That'll Never Work.
[@3:00 PM] On the brink of intergenerational changeover, large number of businesses missing formal plans, study shows.
[@3:00 PM] The developers of Sine Slice emerged victorious after a tough challenge by two other finalists in a special episode of Dragons’ Den.
[@5:00 PM] KPMG Enterprise was pleased to sponsor the inaugural York Region Business Awards honouring business excellence in York Region in the Greater Toronto Area.
[@11:30 AM] In the face of fraud, business owners are advised to take a proactive rather than reactive approach to mitigating risk.
[@10:00 AM] Beverly Johnson, partner and national chair of KPMG Enterprise and the Centre for Family Business, comments on recent research related to family business succession and governance planning.
[@1:30 PM] Intergenerational communication and mentoring are critical to success.
[@4:00 PM] KPMG Enterprise helps you gain insight into your enterprise to help you focus on what matters.
[@10:00 AM] Dianne Bomben discusses the nuances of navigating indirect taxes when doing business in Canada and the potential to face costly tax bills.
[@4:00 PM] There are three options for your exit strategy, each with very different financial and tax implications.
[@11:30 AM] 84% expect to hire additional employees over the next year.
[@12:30 PM] Watch the video of one of the book launches.
[@10:00 AM] Increase opportunities to achieve efficiency, creativity and growth by adopting an innovative culture.
[@10:00 AM] In the latest issue of Forbes India, Dennis Fortnum discusses the important lessons that can be learned from successful entrepreneurs.
[@11:30 AM] Jennifer Clement joined Uncle Rob of FOX FM and entrepreneur Rivers Corbett of ReLISH Gourmet Burgers challenging locals to concoct the perfect “That’ll Never Work” burger.
[@1:00 PM] Calling all entrepreneurs! Pitch your business idea at Innovator Idol 4 on June 13, 2012.
[@1:00 PM] Deb MacPherson outlines the good news and bad news associated with the recently announced 2012 budget changes which may affect some entrepreneurs and their businesses.
[2:00 PM] Attend Canada's only Family Business conference, CAFE's 2012 Symposium: May 23-25, Château Laurier, Ottawa.
[@11:00 AM] Published by Portfolio Penguin, the book has met with critical acclaim and been recognized as Canada’s best selling non-fiction book by the CBC, National Post and the Globe & Mail.
[@9:30 AM] Open to business owners under the age of 30, the FuEL Awards celebrate the successes of young Canadian entrepreneurs.
[@12:30 PM] Dave joined Uncle Rob on Capital FM and Fox FM on April 10 to invite business owners and entrepreneurs to share their story for consideration in the next edition of That’ll Never Work.
[@4:30 PM] Jennifer Clement and Rivers Corbett share with listeners of FOX FM and Capital FM in Fredericton the importance for entrepreneurs to take time to focus "on" the business rather than getting caught working "in" the business.
[@10:30 AM] David Cook has several specific recommendations for entrepreneurs on how they can protect their personal assets so they are not at risk if their business fails.
Gain a competitive edge by placing information technology at the core of your business plan.
[@4:30 PM] That’ll Never Work burger now on sale until April 10 in all ReLISH Gourmet Burger locations.
[@10:00 AM] Features entrepreneurs Tracey Clark, Gayle Robin, Ted Manziaris and Louis Anagnostakos along with Stewart Thornhill, Executive Director of Ivey Entrepreneur Institute and Dennis Fortnum, Canadian Managing Partner of KPMG Enterprise.
[@11:00 AM] More than $80,000 in cash and startup services will be awarded to University of Saskatchewan students through the i3 Idea Challenge.
[@2:00 PM] That'll Never Work celebrates the successes and shares the trials of entrepreneurs across the country and across industries.
[@4:00 PM] On the heels of 2012 federal budget announcement, private companies now have the opportunity to play a more significant role.
[@4:00 PM] Reducing the tax burden can be a family affair.
[@11:00 AM] Published by Portfolio Penguin and released on March 6, the book profiles 19 entrepreneurs who beat the odds and built successful businesses despite the doubters around them.
[@11:30 AM] Dennis Fortnum on how budding entrepreneurs can approach six common business challenges they might face on the road to long-term success.
[@3:00 PM] Canada’s number one best selling non-fiction book
[@2:00 PM] Brought to you by the KPMG Enterprise Centre of Family Business
[@9:00 AM] Leading Canadian women entrepreneurs share their business story
[@9:00 AM] We’re in search of burger ingredients for a new THAT’LL NEVER WORK burger.
[@8:00 AM] That’ll Never Work profiles some of Canada’s top business people compiled by KPMG Enterprise.
[@11:00 AM] A new addition to the KPMG Enterprise family.
[@10:00 AM] This edition provides insight to understanding the advantages and challenges of being a business family. It also features the second edition of Family Business Matters magazine.
[@10:00 AM] When partnerships go sour, both parties can suffer.
[@9:00 AM] Calling all Canadian technology entrepreneurs – a national contest just for you!
[@10:00] Innovation is a core driver of growth, and ultimately business value. It’s critical for your company’s success.
[@9:00 AM] The new Pooled Registered Pension Plans can offer your employees the benefits of participating in a large pension plan including the defined contribution plans many large companies offer.
[@11:00 AM] Join us on February 16 as Bob Young provides an update to the “made-in-Canada” financial reporting framework for private enterprises and shares recent experience in implementing ASPE for private companies.
[@9:00 AM] Two amendments that can be applied immediately when preparing 2011 financial statements.
[@9:00 AM] KPMG Enterprise is proud to support the upcoming Women in Leadership and Business Conference scheduled for April 16 & 17 at the White Oaks Conference Centre & Spa in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
[@9:00 AM] If you’re planning to expand your operations internationally consider the tax laws you may face.
[@9:00 AM] Private company owners and entrepreneurs look to the current economic and business environment in order to better manage their companies effectively in changing times.
[@10:00 AM] This publication offers practical, easy to understand strategies that can help you keep more of your hard earned dollars and boost your family’s net worth.
[@9:00 AM] Cascioli has joined KPMG as a strategic adviser, helping new business operators navigate the tricky shoals of financing, operation, initial public offerings, mergers, audits, taxes, succession planning and getting along with government.
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