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Based on Canadian benchmark bond yields, short-term and long-term yields are converging. So is now a good time to lock in interest rates?
How an advisory board can help protect the future of your private business.
Does your current pension plan satisfy both you and your employees? Here are some key considerations when developing your employee pension plans.
What’s happening in capital markets?
How Canada’s middle-market businesses are building solid growth on local foundations.
When a corporation acquires Corporate-owned life insurance (COLI), there are significant tax issues to consider. This article explores some key questions to keep in mind when acquiring COLI.
Participation from non-tech players continued to rise, as they closed more deals than technology buyers for a third year in a row.
If security breakdowns can occur in huge firms with presumably extensive cyber-risk controls in place, what kind of risks threaten you?
Key considerations you should be aware of, when deciding to sell your business.
Here’s why you need an advisor to guide you rough the journey.
Technology advancement coming to the food aisle.
Key questions to help you determine what might be the right decision for you.
Critical questions for you to consider for your private company.
Ten actions to activate disruption readiness in your private company.
Every Canadian resident (other than US citizens and green card holders) aged 18 and older should include a tax-free savings account (TFSA) as part of their investment strategy.
Helping to build philanthropy by adding value and tax risk management for individuals, families and corporations.
The convergence of the technology and food sectors – combined with the changing manner in which consumers demand and consume products – is fundamentally revolutionizing the food and beverage industry.
The DIP sector enjoyed robust equity market performance in 2017, realizing a gain of 30.3% on our index.
Delivering a rewards strategy that engages employees and boosts private company performance.
A multidisciplinary approach to assisting lenders and their clients with challenging situations.
10 reasons why companies make the transition
The following is a summary of the measures recently announced.
Cloud adoption is now widespread, enhancing business agility and increasing the pace of change for all industries worldwide.
Here are some important considerations to keep in mind when you’re preparing your succession plan.
The top 7 things private businesses need to know about the federal government's sweeping tax reform proposals.
If your business is located in Ontario Southwestern or Eastern Ontario and you're planning to expand your facility or equipment and create a minimum of 10 new jobs, you may be eligible for government grants.
When looking to grow your family business, it's just as important to know who you are and where you came from as it is to know where you're going.
Canadian businesses are stepping up to centre stage and experiencing the power of inclusiveness.
78% of Canadian executives intend to pursue M&A in the next 12 months. Read our latest M&A survey.
How well rehearsed are you for the public stage?
The decision to sell a business should not be taken lightly. If you think that a sale may be in your future, it's never too early to start planning ahead.
Whether you’re at the beginning of your journey, find yourself at a crossroad, or simply want to maintain the right direction to success, we’ll support you with our experience and advice.
Helping business owners with all of their private company needs.
Practical tips to help you avoid litigation so you can get past the dispute and back to business.
The decisions you make regarding your RRSP will go a long way to determining whether your years of savings and sacrifice will provide the income you need for a comfortable retirement.
Global tax reforms and sustained weak economic growth continue to disrupt the competitive landscape in tax across the globe, driving countries to introduce new business incentives in order to compete.
Read our executive summary highlights of Budget 2018 relevant to private companies and their shareholders.
Our popular and helpful annual guide with tips, strategies and suggestions to help you understand your tax situation.
As the year draws to an end, it's the perfect time to be proactive about tax planning.
This guide summarizes the gift, estate and inheritance tax systems and describes wealth transfer planning considerations in 37 jurisdictions and territories.
Governments worldwide continue to reform their tax codes at a historically rapid rate. Taxpayers need a current guide, in such a shifting tax landscape, especially if they are contemplating new markets.
Tax optimization can provide an additional source of capital in uncertain economic times.
Are you constantly on the lookout to find efficient ways to reduce costs and increase profits?
If you're looking to take advantage of tax savings while maintaining financial discipline and rigour, understanding what tax options may be available to you is more than simply a good idea - it's essential.
Classifying capital assets for income tax purposes can have a significant impact on your corporate tax payable and resulting cash flow.
For over 30 years, we’ve helped private companies identify and uncover indirect tax recovery opportunities and provided them with indirect tax management support.
Search funds have become an increasingly popular investment vehicle in Canada over the past few years.
EY’s 19th Global Information Security Survey investigates the most important cybersecurity issues facing businesses today.
In the war for talent, it's not just about finding the best. You also want to keep that talent on your team for the long haul.
Digital, data and analytics are disrupting the way young Canadian entrepreneurs are becoming market leaders.
Technological innovation in Canada is creating new opportunities for startups and is helping existing private companies take their businesses to the next level.
Here’s a quick snapshot of some of the pros and cons of seeking funding sources for your business expansion.
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.
As the marketplace continues to explode with new technology companies – having a competitive edge, creativity and a solid business plan is more important than ever.
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.
EY's Growth Barometer report explores middle-market leaders' growth ambitions, strategies and challenges, as well as their attitudes to global risks and uncertainties.
Infrastructure and construction have undergone tremendous growth over the past decade and, while activity is regionally based, there are many large-scale opportunities to be found from coast to coast.
Businesses in the retail and consumer products sector have a great opportunity to create sustainable, long-term growth.
Manufacturing is a cornerstone of the Canadian economy. Read our latest sector spotlight to see how it has huge potential for Canada's economic future.
Learn more about important risk management steps you should consider if foreign exchange is a factor for your private business
Internationalization can be a challenging process for a private business. Read how you can best prepare for entering a new market.
EY’s Smart strategies for dealing with your banker is designed to offer techniques that will help you facilitate a strong working relationship between you and your banker.
Regardless of your company’s size or industry, there are key ways you can increase growth by embracing an entrepreneurial mindset.
In an ever growing competitive landscape, smaller and mid-sized companies are now seeking the smartest route forward in their growth strategies.
The practical assistance and professional advice we offer your family business can help you unlock your company’s potential to enhance your business performance.
Capital is the lifeblood of every growth-oriented business. How you manage your capital today will define your competitive position tomorrow.
As a private business owner, you want to do everything possible to cost-effectively protect your company against fraud.
In this report, we explore the effects of dysfunctional conflict and explain how to make conflict benefit business and family, rather than disrupt either.
Here are some tactical items that you should consider for your annual business plan review.
6 things that you can do now to help you understand, reduce and prevent fraud, bribery and corruption from impacting your private business.
Analyzing family business philanthropy as an increasingly important global phenomenon.
The keys to success and longevity lie in the ability to make smart, strategic investments in innovation.
To capture your market’s full potential, your company needs to deliver just what and how much is needed, when and where it’s needed.
Seven ways to build your leadership skills and be a more effective leader.
Failing to adopt an integrated approach to sustainability could mean rapidly losing ground to your competitors.
In a family business, conflict is inevitable. While not all conflict is unhealthy, here are some strategies you can implement to help keep the peace.
Thoughtful estate and succession planning can help you map out your company's future success and reduce the risks to your family and employees.
A holistic approach to understanding the story behind the numbers.
Families need to decide on the right governing body for the size and stage of their business, as well as help their members understand their role to best help the business.
Today's plans for your family office can mean the difference between surviving and thriving in the future.
For a family to achieve its desired legacy, it must be intentional about strategic planning. The greater the complexity and size of the family, the more important such planning becomes.
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?
The decision of whether or not to go public is a decision that should not be taken lightly.
Amid ever-changing variables, private companies are faced with challenging capital and transactional decisions that can represent transformative opportunity — or untenable risk.
One of the most difficult issues for a family business owner to consider is the succession of their business and the long-term success of the company.
Here’s what you’ll need to know and start planning for before letting go.
Private companies have a unique set of reporting standards that differ from that of a public company.
This series of Understanding ASPE publications have been developed to assist preparers of financial statements with Accounting Standards for Private Enterprises (“ASPE”). Our Understanding ASPE publications provide current and relevant topics of interest to private mid-market enterprises in an easy-to-understand format.
Through answering commonly asked questions, these publications summarize certain key aspects to select ASPE topics without providing an expressed viewpoint.
To learn more about ASPE or for application guidance please contact our Private Client Services practice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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