Profit Improvement Strategies for Trades Businesses

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As a trades business owner, you know that managing your finances is key to the success of your business. Whether you’re looking to minimize your personal and business taxes or increase your profits, working with an advisor who specializes in the needs of trades businesses can be a game-changer. ONSight Advisory offers you services and […]

Highlights from Canada’s 2023 Federal Budget Update | Impacts for Business Owners

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The federal government released Canada’s 2023 Federal Budget update (Budget 2023) in March, which has three main focuses: making life more affordable, stronger public health and dental care, and growing a green economy. As a business owner, it’s important to stay up-to-date with changes in the Canadian federal budget that can impact your operations. Here […]

Making Accounting Simpler for Trades Business Owners

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As a trades business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You are responsible for managing projects, coordinating with clients and subcontractors, and ensuring that your team is working efficiently. In the midst of all this, it can be easy to overlook the importance of accounting. However, accurate accounting is critical to the success […]

Small Business Succession Planning | How to Plan for Successful Succession

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According to the Canadian Federation of Independent Businesses (CFIB) report released in January 2023, 76% of small business owners plan to exit their businesses within the next 10 years. However, only 9% have a formal succession plan in place. Some common obstacles to succession planning include: Completing a business valuation Improving the value of your […]

How to Strategically Grow Your Trades Business

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If your goal is to grow your business, there are steps you should take to ensure that growth is effective, profitable, and sustainable. You can achieve this through strategic decision making based on accurate historical data and proactive forecasting. Steps for Strategic Business Growth To ensure that your business growth will be profitable, resources like […]

Tax Planning Strategies for Business Owners | Pipeline Planning


How to Draw Money from Your Business There are several ways to draw money from your company, and they each have different consequences and advantages when it comes to tax planning and optimization. Drawing money from your company can be done through: Salary When you take a salary, the company manages your income tax deductions […]

Budgeting and Forecasting for Your Trades Business

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Budgeting and Forecasting for Your Business A budget is a financial picture that typically covers a 12-month period. It is used to determine what you can expect for revenues and expenses over the course of the year, factoring in operational activities that you anticipate implementing. Budgeting is a valuable practice that allows you to see […]

Steps for Improving Efficiency in Your Trades Business

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As a business owner and leader in the trades industry, tasks like tracking payables and receivables and managing payroll can distract you from what matters most – your customers, family, and the things you enjoy. There are steps you can take to make these and other processes more efficient to save you time, and we […]

Steps to Improve Business Profit

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How to Improve Your Profit The first step to improving your business profit is accessing and understanding accurate, reliable historical financial information. With good information, you’ll have the knowledge you need to make better strategic decisions. The next steps to improving your business profit include: Identifying cash flow trends for an understanding of the activities […]

Business Coaching to Improve Performance and Reach Your Goals

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If your business is in need of strategic direction, a fresh perspective, or guidance to help you reach your goals and achieve more, you will benefit from business coaching from ONSight Advisory. Available Business Coaching Support Experience collaborative support tailored to your unique circumstances with specific services and advice based on what you want to […]