• Hiring an Accountant – Can I Afford It?

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    When it comes to hiring an accountant, many small business owners often ask themselves whether they can afford “that kind” of expense. Money is often tight in the early days of running a business, and you need to be careful about where you spend that money. But, when it comes to the financial success of…

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  • Business Taxes – Sole Proprietors

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    You’re a sole proprietor and with year-end nearing, you’re now wondering about business taxes. As a sole proprietor, you likely didn’t incorporate your business and therefore your business is not a legal entity in itself. What this means is that any income you earned from your business activities is considered income from self-employment and is…

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  • Considering Incorporation? What You Need to Know

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Almost every business owner comes to a stage in their business when they start considering incorporation and whether it makes sense for their business. Whether you’re just starting out as a sole proprietor or a partnership, you should take note of the advantages and disadvantages of incorporation. Most small businesses start out as sole proprietorships…

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  • Accountant vs Bookkeeper – what’s the difference?

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    I often get asked – what’s the difference between a bookkeeper and accountant? Before I get into the differences, it’s helpful to understand the educational requirements of an accountant vs that of a bookkeeper. Accountants are fully trained professionals with proficiency in taxation, audit, finance, and strategy. To attain the Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation,…

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  • Grow your business in 3 simple steps

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    Whether you’re running an established small business or just starting your journey toward entrepreneurship, it’s safe to assume that as a business owner you are always looking for new ways to grow your business and improve your bottom line. And we should all want to help them do so. Why? Small businesses employ nearly 70…

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  • The 52-Week Savings Challenge

    Dorota Haskins, Chartered Professional Accountant |

    Bookkeeping Winnipeg MB

    The 52-Week Savings Challenge is one of the best ways to save money without even really noticing that you’re saving it. Do you want to go on a winter getaway, or maybe you need to save for a large purchase like a new fridge or stove? The best and easiest way I have found to…

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