Canadian Association of Family Enterprise (CAFE)

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 "For 30 years CAFE has been helping families in business succeed by bringing them together to share knowledge and experiences. CAFE is where Canadian business families connect with peers and resources for success." - CAFE [...]

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Pros and Cons of a Home Office

Posted on Apr 20, 2017 Pros Cons Convenience for you Time flexibility Lower start-up costs You can write off a portion of your home operating expenses Cost savings on child care You can be more casual No commute You determine [...]

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Taking Advantage of Cash Discounts

Posted on Mar 16, 2017 When a supplier agrees to extend credit to your business, one of the things you’ll need to negotiate are credit terms. These terms spell out how long you have to pay. We outlined some of [...]

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Business Structures

Posted on Mar 09, 2017 Business Structures When a person decides they want to open their own business, they need to determine what type of structure it’s going to take. Will it be an unincorporated business or an incorporated company? Not too difficult!  [...]

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Request for Payout of Credit Balance

<Date here> <Vendor Name here> <Vendor Address here> <Vendor City, Province here> <Vendor Postal Code here> Re:  Account Number - <Enter your account number/code here> To Whom It May Concern: Our bill/statement dated <enter date here> is currently showing a [...]

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Employee Payroll Advance

Posted on Feb 23, 2017 Employee Payroll Advance I, acknowledge that I have received an advance on my pay in the amount of $ (). I authorize to deduct $ () from my pay until this amount has been paid [...]

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Payment Plan Proposal

<Date here> <Customer Name here> <Customer Address here> <Customer City, Province here> <Customer Postal Code here> Accounts Payable Department: We have been in contact with you over the course of the last several months regarding payment of your past due [...]

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Letter of Employment

To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to confirm employment for . started working for on . Position/responsibilities include; . is currently earning per annum. Should you require any further information please contact the undersigned. Regards, Letter_of_Employment

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Accounts Payable

One of the cheapest forms of financing available to your small business is credit from your suppliers. This is known as trade credit. Trade credit is a buy now/pay later arrangement between a buyer (your company) and a seller (your [...]

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How to Pick an Accountant

Posted on Jan 26, 2017 I was at a small business seminar recently where the speaker asked “Who here loves their accountant? Only one person raised their hand. Yikes. While the speaker didn’t ask why nobody else raised their hand, [...]

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- Wayne Gretzky
Slide Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.
- Jim Rohn
You are your greatest asset. Put your time, effort and money
into training, grooming, and encouraging your greatest asset.
- Tom Hopkins
Slide By changing nothing, nothing changes. - Tony Robbins Slide
The key is not to prioritize what’s on your schedule,
but to schedule your priorities.
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A man should never neglect his family for business.
- Walt Disney
The first rule of any technology used in a business is that
automation applied to an efficient operation will magnify the efficiency.
The second is that automation applied to an inefficient
operation will magnify the inefficiency.
- Bill Gates
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they have planned for you? Not much.
- Jim Rohn
Slide The question isn’t who is going to let me;
it’s who is going to stop me.
- Ayn Rand
Give yourself something to work toward, constantly.
- Mary Kay Ash
Slide Although your customers won’t love you
if you give bad service, your competitors will.
- Kate Zabriskie
Slide If you want to make a permanent change,
stop focusing on the size of your problems and start
focusing on the size of you!
- T. Harv Eker
Slide Merely satisfying customers will not be enough to earn
their loyalty. Instead, they must experience exceptional service
worthy of their repeat business and referral. Understand the factors
that drive this customer revolution.
- Rick Tate
A shady business never yields a sunny life.
- B. C. Forbes
It's kind of fun to do the impossible.
- Walt Disney
Slide There is only one boss. The customer. And he can fire everybody in
the company from the chairman on down, simply by spending
his money somewhere else.
- Sam Walton
We didn't lose the game; we just ran out of time.
- Vince Lombardi
Slide Positive thinking will let you do everything
better than negative thinking will.
- Zig Ziglar
Don't watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.
- Sam Levenson
Slide Be nice to people on your way up because you meet
them on your way down.
- Jimmy Durante
Sometimes you're the windshield; sometimes you're the bug.
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Slide Quality in a service or product is not what
you put into it. It is what the client or
customer gets out of it.
- Peter Drucker
Slide Do not argue with an idiot. He will drag you down
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- Greg King
Slide Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not
putting it in a fruit salad.
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Slide If a man does his best, what else is there? - George S. Patton