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So you're thinking of starting a small business

Resources for starting a small business

So you’re thinking of starting a small business. No doubt you have plenty of questions running through your mind. Many of you will turn to “Small Business for Dummies” or similar publications for some sense of direction. No problem with that as you should explore all avenues of information and discovery if contemplating taking such […]

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considering a new business or expanding an existing one?

Financing your Business

Considering starting a new business or expanding an existing one? The Assiniboine Credit Union Business Financial Centre (BFC) is here to help. Here are a few options to consider when deciding how to finance the endeavor. Here are a few options that are available: The Manitoba Business Start Program, available through the BFC, provides government-guaranteed […]

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Starting a small business?

Starting a small business?

Every week, I receive several inquiries from Manitobans looking to start a business. Most of the questions are the same; “How do I apply for a small business loan?” and “What documents do I need?” If you’re wondering about starting a business, and have questions, here are a few tips to think about.   Develop […]

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It’s time to get serious with your TFSA

It’s time to get serious with your TFSA

You’ve opened your Tax Free Savings Account (TFSA). You’ve been diligently putting money into it every year and now you realize that this has become an important piece of your financial portfolio. If you were 18 or over when this was launched in 2009, your contribution room is now $52,000 in 2017. This began as […]

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Improving your financial health - spend less, save more

3 Simple Tips to Help You Spend Less and Save More

The key to most financial plans is directing more money into savings, debt repayment and investments. Not surprisingly, this is also the hardest part of turning a financial plan into action. If spending less and saving more was easy — everyone would be in great financial shape. Not to worry though, here are three practical […]

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