NEW! Luncheon Series for Business Owners  

This monthly luncheon series is for small business owners who have been in business for a few years and ready to gear up and keep business accelerating! 
Join us in Saskatoon on April 19th from 12-1pm (lunch provided) to learn how to sell your services to the Government of Canada, who purchase between $15-$20 billion of goods and services each year. Visit  more details!
Ask an Expert

With Jordan Brown, Lift Accounting
How do I get taxed on my business profits as a Sole Proprietor or Partnership?
When you operate as a Sole Proprietor or Partnership the profit that you make is added to your personal income on your T1 Personal Income Tax Return. 

The business income which you earn and business expenses which you incur are added to form T2125 “Statement of Business or Professional Activities”. The net income (loss) from your Sole Proprietorship or Partnership is then added as business income on line 135 of your T1 Personal Income Tax Return.

I commonly get asked what business expenses can be deducted as a Sole Proprietor or Partnership and the general rule is that eligible business expenses are those the business incurs to generate income. Examples of eligible business expenses include: Advertising, Bank Fees, Business Licenses, Insurance, Office Expenses, Legal & Accounting Fees, Meals & Entertainment, and Travel. Read more
New Proposed Food Safety Requirements

If your business imports food into Canada, exports food to another country, or sells food across provinces, you may be subject to the proposed requirements outlined in this  video .

Use the CFIA’s  interactive tools  to find out if you would need a licence, a written Preventive Control Plan or what your traceability requirements would be.

Go to  to learn more and have your say before the consultation closes on April 21, 2017.
Introducing ELEVATE! 

Elevate is a dynamic new business building program for youth and adults with a disability or health condition interested in starting a business.
This program assists entrepreneurs locating their businesses in rural, remote or northern communities in Alberta, Saskatchewan or Manitoba.
Funded in part by the Government of Canada's Opportunities Fund for Persons with Disabilities Program, Elevate provides assistance, support and resources to qualified individuals who wish to become self-employed.
Visit for more details.
Three Simple Tips to make your Digital Marketing more Successful 

There are three simple tips that a business owner can take to assess and boost the impact the company’s website is having in the marketplace.
1. Do a Google search of your company’s name. How many Google pages does it take before the company website comes up in a search? To be truly effective, your company’s website should appear within the top five results. If the website is not positioned correctly, your business could be losing out on hundreds, if not thousands, of potential customers.
What factors can advance a website’s search ranking to the top? Websites with great SEO (Search Engine Optimization) enjoy better placement by search engines like Google.  Read more

Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year Awards
SREDA and Square One are excited to announce the second annual Newcomer Entrepreneur of the Year Awards (NEYA) on June 6th.
NEYA showcases and shares the successes of business owners who contribute to the economy and overcome the challenges of immigration and adapting to a new business culture.
If you are interested in showing your support for newcomer entrepreneurs and their contribution to strengthening and growing the local economy, visit  to view the NEYA Sponsorship Package. 

Entrepreneurship Hot Topic at Saskatoon Region Economic Outlook Forum 

Learn about advances in renewables, technology, entrepreneurship and innovation and their impact on the local economy at the Saskatoon Region Economic Outlook Forum on February 28.
Hear from keynote speakers including Daniel Simair, VP, SkipTheDishes; Stephanie Yong, Director, The Wilson Centre; Kari Harvey, COO, Innovation Saskatchewan and more.
To view the full agenda and register, visit

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