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Top 12 SUVs in Canada for 2023

As one of the most popular vehicle types out there, there are numerous options for all lifestyles. We’ve created this list so you have an idea about what SUV’s stand out in their class.

How to Spot and Avoid E-Transfer Scams

One of the main ways you can be scammed is through e-Transfers. Unfortunately, there are many ways that you can be scammed if you’re not cautious. We’ll let you know what to look out for and how to prevent scams from happening to you.

The Dividend Tax Rate in Canada: What You Need to Know Now

If you live in Canada and are an investor, you can benefit from the dividend tax rate. Why is this exactly? A dividend stock in Canada will share the tax burden with the company you’re investing in. If the company performs well financially because of the money you invested, you get to keep the stock and any future dividend returns. Not only that but you pay less tax on dividend income.

What is Merchant Cash Stacking & Why Should You Avoid It?

It may be tempting, but merchant cash advance stacking can put your small business at risk. In this post, we’ll explore what MCA stacking is, why MCA stacking is dangerous, albeit tempting, and alternative funding options to stacking merchant cash advances.

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When Should a Business NOT Take Out a Business Loan?

Not all businesses are ready for a loan, and it takes specifics before applying. You must be in good financial health and for example, not seeking funds to pay for staff before applying for a business loan. Learn more about if you’re ready to apply for business loan.

How Small Businesses Can Combat Staffing Shortages with Merchant Cash Advance Funding

Merchant cash advances offer small businesses a quick and simple way to leverage working capital. Because MCAs are repaid from a portion of your daily or weekly sales, hiring employees to help grow your business can allow you to repay your funding faster than other small business loans like Canada Small Business Financing Program loans.

How Law Firms Can Use Merchant Cash Advances to Fuel Growth

There are no restrictions on how merchant cash advance funding can be used, so law firms can use MCAs however they see fit. In this post, we’ll explore 7 ways law firms can use merchant cash advance funding to fuel their growth.

Can you use a business loan for anything?

Business loan funds can be used for new equipment, marketing, expansion, etc. We share some ways you can use your business loan funds to make more money and why it’s important to have an idea in place before you apply for a loan.

Prime Rates Canada and Their History

It’s expected that the Bank of Canada’s target overnight rate will reach at least 2.00% by the end of 2022. As a result, Canadian bank prime rates will likely be at least 4.20% by the end of the year. Looking back at the decades before now, there have certainly been some higher interest rates based on economic problems. History shows us that things are ever changing and what we’re experiencing now with Prime rates isn’t permanent. Learn more!

Are business loans cheap?

There are a multitude of variables that will alter your business loan cost and fees. Find out how to get a business loan and what will change how much it costs, etc.