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No two companies are the same, and no two take the same path. But there are many common challenges companies face on the road to growth and profitability. Check out our hot topics and tax insights below.

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Smart strategies for dealing with your banker

There's no doubt about it, as a private company owner you look to your banker as an important partner and a powerful ally for your business.

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Revving up your growth strategy

Regardless of your company's size or industry, there are key ways you can increase growth by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset.

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10 Tips to help you sell your private business

As a private business owner, you know that every major decision requires careful thought and preparation. And what bigger decision is there than opting to sell your business?

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How EY meets your private company needs

Helping business owners with all of their private company needs.

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Optimizing tax savings

Helping your optimize tax savings for your private business.

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6 insights for driving innovation infographic

Successful companies do 6 key things to encourage innovation in their private businesses. Here's how you can support a culture of innovation within your company.

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Pros and Cons of an IPO

The decision of whether or not to go public is a decision that should not be taken lightly.

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Protecting your business from fraud

As a private business owner, you want to do everything possible to cost-effectively protect your company against fraud. It's very likely that, at some point, your business will be the target of some form of fraud.

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Young entrepreneurs

Young entrepreneurs face a number of challenges when setting out on their journey, from how to compete in the marketplace to where to find startup funds.

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Search funds guide

Search funds have become an increasingly popular investment vehicle in Canada over the past few years.

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Year-end business planning

Conducting an annual review of your business plan is a great way to gauge how the business is performing.

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Focusing on private business

They may not always garner the same level of attention as publicly listed businesses, but Canada’s 1.2 million private companies comprise by far the largest single segment of the Canadian economy.

Our Intrigues and Insights series gives you our perspectives on critical issues for Canadian private companies. We hope you'll find these videos insightful and helpful as you develop strategies and practices for your private business.

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Advanced Data Analytics for Private Businesses

David Meadows, Associate Partner, Assurance Services, speaks to how data analytics can help transform private businesses.

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Building your legacy: creating a strong succession planning roadmap

David Steinberg, Private Mid-Market National Co-Leader, hosts our June 2014 Breakfast Session on embarking on your succession planning journey.

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Multiples in the private mid-market

Andrew Schaefer, Senior Vice President, Transaction Advisory Services, Private Mid-Market, discusses the multiples at which private mid-market companies are typically selling for.

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Due diligence: a critical step when considering an acquisition

Chris Hutchinson, Vice President, Transaction Advisory Services, Private Mid-Market, discusses the importance of due diligence when considering an acquisition.

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Understanding financial reporting standards

Kelly Khalilieh, Associate Partner, Private Mid-Market, explains the importance for private businesses to understand accounting standards.

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Alternative financing: Your SR&ED questions answered

Mario Piccinin, Partner, Private Mid-Market, offers insights for private businesses on taking advantage of government funded SR&ED tax incentives.

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Succession Planning: Getting started

Neil Moore, Partner, Private Mid-Market, discusses the intricacies and importance of succession planning for private businesses.

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Tax optimization in today's economy

Tax optimization can provide an additional source of capital in uncertain economic times.

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Indirect Tax Services

Are you constantly on the lookout to find efficient ways to reduce costs and increase profits?

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Capital Asset Review

Classifying capital assets for income tax purposes can have a significant impact on your corporate tax payable and resulting cash flow.

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Indirect Tax Recovery

For over 30 years, we’ve helped private companies identify and uncover indirect tax recovery opportunities and provided them with indirect tax management support.

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A plan for tomorrow means peace of mind today

Thoughtful estate and succession planning now means you can map your company’s future success, minimizing the risks to your family and your employees.

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Can an owner manager be considered an independent contractor?

While there is an abundance of jurisprudence on the issue of taxation of employees versus independent contractors, few cases address the role of the owner-manager of a corporate taxpayer.

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Changes to SR&ED tax credits impact entrepreneurs and innovation

With this spring’s budget, Ottawa made significant changes to the popular Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) tax credit program.

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Preparing for the next phase of your family business

Managing any business involves many challenges. One of the most difficult issues is family dynamics, and how they can affect the future of the company.

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Working in the cloud: tax considerations of cloud computing

As a relatively new business model that is by nature borderless, cloud computing creates challenges for taxing authorities and uncertainties for businesses.



Contact us

David Fabian    David Fabian  
National Co-Leader,
Private Mid-Market Practice
416 932 6250
David Steinberg    David Steinberg  
National Co-Leader,
Private Mid-Market Practice
416 932 6206
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Private Mid-Market Webcast Series

Building sustainability strategies into your private business
As awareness of sustainability grows, many private companies are seeking ways to engage customers and other stakeholders through enhanced socially and environmentally responsible programs.
Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Understanding ASPE

Understanding ASPE

This series of Understanding ASPE publications have been developed to assist preparers of financial statements with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises ("ASPE").

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