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Is it time to consolidate debt?

If you’re wondering what debt consolidation is and if it’s right for you, our partners at Fairstone shared several scenarios where debt consolidation is worth looking into.

Personal vs. Business Credit Scores in Canada

Personal vs. Business Credit Scores

A good credit profile makes a huge difference in the financial success of any business. How a business maintains its credit is reported to credit bureaus just like personal credit. Likewise, this information is used to create a numeric business credit score, which lenders use as an indicator of creditworthiness. A solid score also builds...

Changes to CERB Qualifications

In response to growing concerns about eligibility, specifically for those who have maintained employment but had their hours reduced during the crisis, the federal government announced a series of changes to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB).  On April 15th the Prime Minister announced that the program would be expanded to include those who have...

The 7-Step Starters Guide on How to Invest in Stocks

Listen, we get that investing can seem like not only a weird thing but also seem super intimidating too. For many, it seems like something Canadians do or that older (i.e. rich) people can afford to do. Truth is, that’s just not the case! There’s a reason why people are still investing in stocks, it...

Resources for Canadian Individuals & Businesses During COVID-19

We’ve put together a helpful library of resources to help Canadian individuals and businesses through COVID-19. This post includes information about government updates, grants available and communicates numerous programs and tips to help you find the right relief package and receive benefits during this time.

How to Establish a Good Business Credit Score in Canada

How to Build Your Business Credit in Canada

Learn how business credit is determined, what you’ll use it for and how you can make sure your score puts you on the right footing with prospective business loan lenders.

Canadian Financial Institution Numbers for All Banks

Canadian Bank Institution Numbers

Across the globe, banks have specific and unique designations – names, numbers, monikers that precisely identify the institution and its place within the financial industry. This is the case in Canada where bank institution numbers work to distinguish banks from one another. Here is a listing of institution numbers (in easy-to-find alphabetical order) for the ten largest Canadian banks.

The Best iPad POS System for Small Businesses

In this article, we’ll break down the best iPad POS systems for small businesses. We’ll analyze what each option does right, what each does wrong, and make recommendations regarding what types of businesses might find each most useful.

Resources to Help Canadians Through The Economic Fallout Of COVID-19

It’s only been a few weeks since Canada’s first confirmed case of coronavirus, and just about everyone is feeling the effects of the global pandemic in one way or another. Even those fortunate enough not to contract the virus are getting accustomed to social distancing, mass closures and is bracing for difficult economic times ahead....

New Small Business Relief Measures Announced: COVID-19 Update

At this point in time there is no clear indication of when we can expect business to return to some level of normalcy, and in the interim countless small business owners are at risk of going bankrupt. In addition to the measures taken by the federal government last week, there have been further developments Canadian entrepreneurs should know about.

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