Postal strike pain avoided by well-wired businesses

“The cheque is in the mail,” will probably be among the most dreaded phrases for many small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) as Canada's postal workers continue their rotating strikes.The Canadian Federation of

Published on: June 6th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

Business coach helps Cambridge dance studio swing into profits

Do you think your tech start-up is stuck in a rut? Are you working harder and longer hours but your balance sheets still show you're in the red? Perhaps your company can learn

Published on: January 20th, 2011 Nestor Arellano

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

Creativity and customer focus help small Canadian firms thrive in tough times

Holding onto existing customers and while beating back new competitors is a top concern of Canadian small and medium sized firms, according Telus Corp. This fact emerged from a series of focus groups

Published on: November 23rd, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Stayin’ Alive

Financial experts say economic recovery is just around the corner. The difference between stumbling short of the finish line, and making it across, lies in a firm's ability to maintain cash flow, according

Published on: June 1st, 2009 Nestor Arellano

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