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Small Business Financing Guide

Financing is one of the most confusing aspects of starting or growing your business. There are a lot of directions you can go, all with positives, negatives, and different responsibilities. In this small business financing guide, we’ve tackled some of the major financing options available to most small businesses. These are great tools for both starting a business, and taking it to the next level. Keep in mind while you’re reading this guide that [...]

By |May 16th, 2019|Categories: Finance|

CPA or Software? A Guide to Choosing The Right Option For You

If you own or operate a business, chances are you either have or will soon be deciding whether or not your business needs a CPA. The answer to this question is an important one to consider as you bring your business into the future, and the answer is not always clear. In this month’s post, we’ll outline the benefits of both options and when you should choose each option. [...]

By |March 25th, 2019|Categories: Accounting, CPA|

Sierra Eckman Featured in Vancouver Business Journal

Recently, Sierra Eckman, Opsahl Dawson Shareholder and CPA wrote a column in the Vancouver business journal. If you’re planning on buying or selling a business in 2019, it’s a must-read! In the article, you’ll learn strategies for planning and executing the transfer of a business. Sierra weighs the pros and cons of stock and asset transactions, as well as more advanced topics like depreciation and tax liabilities. 3 Key Tips & Top Takeaways In [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Accounting, Tax Return, Taxes|

Accounting 101: A Guide for New Businesses

Are you an entrepreneur starting a new business in Vancouver? We meet with many local business owners who have so much creativity, drive, and passion for their new venture — it’s inspiring! However, not everyone puts enough consideration toward the financial and legal aspect of their business. From business entity selection, audits, taxes, payroll, bookkeeping, deadlines, and more, there is a lot to understand and do! We’re here to help. This guide will help [...]

By |November 19th, 2018|Categories: Accounting|

Retirement Plan Contributions Guide

Retirement plans are confusing financial accounts that many people don’t fully understand. Learning the ins and outs of each plan can help you maximize returns, save money, and set yourself up for the future.This blog post will help:Individuals evaluating or choosing their retirement planBusinesses and self-employed individuals researching different retirement plan options What is a retirement plan?Retirement plans are financial plans set up by individuals, or businesses for their employees, that aid [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Categories: Finance|

Expensing Assets: How the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act Changed Depreciation

At the end of 2017, President Trump implemented the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act – the most extensive tax reform measure in over 30 years. This new legislation means big changes for business owners, but perhaps none quite as impactful as the update to depreciation – that is, the ability to expense 100% of certain assets. Here at Opsahl Dawson, our team of experienced CPAs loves helping clients understand the implications of this new [...]

By |June 22nd, 2018|Categories: Finance, Taxes|
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