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New(ish) rules for nonprofits in Ontario

By Margaret Deneau on November 11, 2022

Is your organization a non-profit incorporated in Ontario? If yes, this applies to you! The Ontario Not-for-profit Corporations Act (ONCA) came into effect on…

Some tips on tips…

By Jules Hawkins on October 28, 2022

As you know, customers in restaurants, bars, hotels etc. will often leave tips, which are for the benefit of those who have served them….

Beyond Beans – Part 2

By Jules Hawkins on August 29, 2022

We have one key goal in mind for our clients: to improve business owners’ lives. As I’ve said earlier (Beyond Beans Blog Post), we…

COVID support still continues. Somewhat.

** UPDATE ** As if to illustrate the speed at which the new Omicron variant is moving…. as soon as we hit “publish”, this…

So You Want to Buy a Building

By Allison Hawkins on June 9, 2021

You’ve had your business for a while and you’re paying rent to a landlord. Rent and occupancy costs are likely one of your highest…

Work-from-Home Write-Offs

By Jaclyn Webb on May 4, 2021

It’s me again, Jaclyn, the original Hawkins & Co work-from-home warrior. You may remember me from my original blog “Are you wearing pants today?”…

Ontario COVID Program Updates

By Jules Hawkins on January 22, 2021

We hope that all our friends and clients are healthy and safe. Clearly, we all hope that the second lockdown is as short as…

CEBA expansion is here!

By Jules Hawkins on December 7, 2020

The government has just announced the long-trailed expansion of the CEBA loan facility.  To remind long-suffering readers: CEBA (Canada Emergency Business Account) is the…

COVID: Second wave – and more updates to government support

By Jules Hawkins on November 24, 2020

We hope you remain safe. Clearly, we’re all concerned with the resurgence in COVID cases, that have required our governments to tighten controls again….