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Small Business Month Webinar Series

To celebrate Small Business Month, Sage has partnered with industry leaders on de-mystifying key small business and entrepreneurial concerns.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS SMALL BUSINESS MONTH AT SAGE 

Through out the month, attend our FREE sessions to learn trending small business topics and receive advice on best practices from key industrial leaders!  Whether you are just planning to start your next venture or re-evaluating your business' growth plan, our webinar series are here to help.

Top 5 Accounting Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

October 7, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

In this seminar James and Rachel will review mistakes that are caught by CRA auditors that could have been prevented or avoided so you or your clients don’t repeat them. In addition they will talk about resolutions seen with auditors and appeals officers. Why learn from your own mistakes when you can learn from others?

Presenter: James Rhodes & Rachel Fisch

Financial Statements: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You

October 13, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

In this session we will take a look at the importance of your account setup as the first step in the path of business success. Having your company information sorted and presented to you in the way you need it, why things are where they are, what the Chart of Accounts even means, and how it all works together to provide reports, are all key factors we will show you. The results on your Financial Statements are a direct result of your account setup, and we’ll demonstrate a sample layout so you can see how to obtain the matter-of-fact measurements you require to assess your business.

Presenter:
Shelley Rudiger, DFA, CPB, FCPB
Dianne Mueller, CPB, FCPB
Marge Wegren-Debre, CPB, FCPB

5 Strategies to Boost Business Profit and a Speedy Recovery

October 14, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

Cash flow and profitability are top of mind for most Canadian business owners impacted by the pandemic. This is the time to do more with less in your business, to help aid recovery and build business resilience. Join us to learn how to find new customers, improve lead conversion rates, sell more of your most profitable products and services, trim unnecessary expenses, and check your margins.

Presenter:
Roger Pierce

Do You Know Where Your Profit Is?

October 20, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

In part 2 of the series hosted by Trifold Bookkeeper Advisors, we will answer the question “why is my profit not in my bank account?” Examining ‘money in’ versus ‘money out’ and where that information appears on your financials is critical to understanding cash flow. The Income Statement is not the only report you should rely on when determining your available cash, and we’ll talk about why. We have some simple equations and tips we will share to help you identify ways to increase cash flow.

Presenter:
Shelley Rudiger, DFA, CPB, FCPB
Dianne Mueller, CPB, FCPB
Marge Wegren-Debre, CPB, FCPB

Power of Partnerships: 5 Ways Working Together can Help to Win Business and Brand Recognition

October 21, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

Brand & Talent Strategist Leigh Mitchell built and grew her two companies Bee Happy HR & Women in Biz Network through developing and implementing collaboration and partnership strategies. Leigh will share her best practices so that you too can save money, time, and resources to boost your brand and business opportunities.

Session outline:
- Why partner and collaborate?
- Common Pitfalls
- Best practices to put ideas into action

Presenter: Leigh Mitchell

Discovering Sales Opportunities in Your Accounting Data

October 26, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

There’s a wealth of information available in your accounting data that can help your business to increase customer sales. You just need to know what to look for. In this webinar, you’ll learn how to spot customer buying patterns, identify your best customers, re-engage lapsed buyers, upsell and cross-sell to customers, as well as boost cash flow by better managing payment options and customer credit terms.

Presenter: Roger Pierce

The Journey should have a Map

October 27, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

In part 3 of the series hosted by Trifold Bookkeeper Advisors, we will discuss the importance of planning for growth. As Zig Zigler says “if you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time”, so if you want profit, you need to plan for it. There are three key drivers in business: Sales, Costs, and Working Capital which all need to be examined and projected. Once the plan is in place, everyone needs a reason to be invested. Then navigating the map as a team will include monitoring along the way and knowing when to detour. We’ve got a compass!

Presenter:
Shelley Rudiger, DFA, CPB, FCPB
Dianne Mueller, CPB, FCPB
Marge Wegren-Debre, CPB, FCPB

Audits in the Time of COVID

October 28, 2021 @ 11AM PST/2PM EST

As CRA moves forward with more remote audits, James and Rachel will discuss what should be expected of you or your clients to be in compliance with CRA’s legitimate requests for information and documentation.

Presenter: James Rhodes & Rachel Fisch

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