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Canadians: What Changes Can You Expect on Your 2021 Small Business Tax Return?

For most Canadian businesses, 2020 was an irregular year at best. In a January 2021 survey, the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses found that one in six—or about 181,000—Canadian small businesses are considering closing for good. Other businesses experienced disruptions or a lower volume of work throughout 2020, while some entrepreneurs,...

How to Be a Thought Leader and Win More Business

According to recent research from Edelman and LinkedIn, more than half of respondents (55%) said they use thought leadership to vet organizations they may hire. But somehow, thought leadership is also an underrated avenue for building brand awareness and increasing sales. As a thought leader, you position yourself as an influencer in your industry and...

How Self-Proclaimed “Tax Nerd” Graham Saves 44 Hours a Year on Tax Prep

After 10 years in Washington with the Department of Energy and the Department of State on the climate negotiating team, Graham Pugh and Matt Jordan decided to pursue entrepreneurship within the innovative Cleantech space. In 2018, they started their own clean energy consultancy, Propel Clean Energy Partners. Leveraging connections built with NGOs and...

The Resilience of the Construction Sector in 2020 [Free Report]

In this report, FreshBooks shares how the construction sector was able to survive and thrive amid COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions, and social distancing. Here’s What We Found If there’s one area that’s benefited from millions working from home, it’s construction. Despite initial downturns early in the pandemic, the construction sector recovered faster...

U.S. Tax Checklist for Full-Time Business Owners [Free Download]

Not sure which tax forms, financial reports, and business records you and your team need this tax season? Get it together with this handy checklist. Ready for a Stress-Free Tax Season? As your business grows, your finances get more complex. It can be hard to keep track of everything you need to file your taxes […] The post U.S. Tax Checklist for Full-Time...

New & Improved in FreshBooks: Accounts Payable Aging Report, Credits, and More

The new year has brought with it a group of new product updates. Here’s a look at all the new and improved features that launched in February, built for owners. Track Vendor Bills With the Accounts Payable Aging Report The new Accounts Payable Aging Report allows you to see where you stand with your Vendors. […] The post New & Improved in FreshBooks:...

Make Tax Time Easy: A Must-Read U.S. Small Business Tax Checklist

As a small business owner, there is a lot to keep track of, especially when it comes to tax time. There are forms, receipts, deductions, and more. While it could be easy to let yourself ignore the small details, if you do that, you could be leaving money on the table—deductions can save you dollars. […] The post Make Tax Time Easy: A Must-Read U.S....

COVID-19 Effect on 2021 Taxes: Your Guide to U.S. Tax Relief for Small Business

To say that 2020 was a challenging year for U.S. small businesses is an understatement. To help self-employed individuals and business owners weather the storm and continue operations, the U.S. government has spent billions in tax credits, loans, and tax rule modifications. While these modifications are helpful, they are not as straightforward as getting...

The State of Small Business in 2020 [Free Report]

In this report, FreshBooks shares how COVID-19 lockdowns, restrictions, and social distancing affected global small business growth. Here’s What We Found Despite negative downturns early in the pandemic, small business growth in certain sectors has bounced back to historical norms. However, some regions are taking longer to recover… Construction Sector:...

How to Craft Your 2021 Business Strategy—Despite the Uncertain Year Ahead

Building a business strategy is always a challenge—but it’s especially challenging in 2021, when the pandemic has the year looking like one big question mark. Obviously, there’s hope that 2021 will be less disruptive than 2020—but there’s also the potential for additional lockdowns, travel restrictions, and other business-slowing events looming on the...

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