BurstPoint CFO speaks out on challenges, lessons learned

Name: Terenzio Volpicelli Age: 37 Time with company: One year Education: Graduate of Bryant University Company headquarters: Westborough, Massachusetts Number of employees: Fewer than 50 About the company: BurstPoint Networks offers a video

Published on: September 27th, 2011 Nancy Weil

Vancouver SMB switches to accounting program tailor-made for construction industry

If your business is spending a lot of time using accounting software built as a one-size-fits-all solution, it may be time to discriminate a little more. Tercera Construction, a small business based in

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Harmeet Singh

5 best Google Marketplace Apps for business

Google launched its Apps Marketplace back in March, effectively inviting companies to create business software for the cloud that would sit alongside the standard set of Google Apps. Marketplace apps can take data

Published on: November 25th, 2010 Keir Thomas

Wave Accounting offers free budget tracking for small businesses

A Toronto start-up launched a free online accounting service for small businesses on Tuesday, aiming to compete directly with spreadsheets and shoeboxes.Wave Accounting connects with the bank accounts and credit cards of entrepreneurs

Published on: November 23rd, 2010 Brian Jackson

How to use accounting software to uncover employee fraud

A former bookkeeper of a Sussex N.B. corner drugstore lands in jail for stealing $250,000 from her employer. Another bookkeeper for a rural group that brought electricity to Alberta farms pleaded guilty to

Published on: October 20th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Canadian entrepreneurial spirit survives funding challenges

Recession and double dip recession be damned. The great Canadian entrepreneurial dream lives on.A recent poll by survey company Angus Reid Public Opinion reveals that nearly 70 per cent, or roughly 23.4 million

Published on: October 15th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

QuickBooks 2011 gets mobile, Web access

With QuickBooks 2011, Intuit performs a balancing act of reaching out to new users while trying to tempt veterans to upgrade to its latest market-leading small-business accounting software. And once again, the upgrade's

Published on: October 12th, 2010 Yarden Arar

Tech and tax tips to prepare for the HST transition

Preparation is key to reaping rewards and avoiding pitfalls as the implementation of the harmonized sales tax (HST) in Ontario and British Columbia looms, according to a veteran tax expert."Worries are not non-extistent,

Published on: March 16th, 2010 Nestor Arellano

Live community “enhances” Canadians’ online tax filing experience

Many Canadians are opting to submit their tax returns online, a trend that's been increasing since the Canadian Revenue Agency began accepting online tax returns a decade ago. By the end of 2008,

Published on: January 22nd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Expert off beat tactics to keep your small business on track

Bogged down by book balancing? Miffed by missed meetings with suppliers? In a quandary over quarterly projections?For many small and mid-sized business (SMB) operators, the intricacies of running their company gets in the

Published on: October 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

From A to Z – 25 Web products to boost your business

Anyone who says their business "runs itself" probably owes a great debt of gratitude to a small army of software applications and Web services that tirelessly feeds the machine from behind the scenes.

Published on: September 12th, 2008 Christopher Null

Software tools ease tax time blues

For many small business owners, tax time brings on a migraine – or a full-blown panic attack. Even if they're using an accounting software package or working with an accountant, they may not

Published on: February 25th, 2008 Vawn Himmelsbach

CashView eases payment and invoice flow

Though small-business accounting apps like Intuit's extremely popular QuickBooks program automate your business bookkeeping, they don't eliminate the paper shuffling. You still need to route bills manually to authorized employees for payment approval,

Published on: November 13th, 2007 Richard Morochove

MYOB FirstEdge 3 runs on Intel and PowerPC based Macs

I've been using MYOB FirstEdge to fill my small business accounting needs since it first came to market back in 2002. My reasons for choosing FirstEdge are quite simple: The program meets my

Published on: November 7th, 2007 Jeffrey Battersby