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  • How to Select a Good Accountant
    Posted On: May 13, 2015 -
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    The quick and easy answer to how to select a good accountant is to say, “Select me!” That, however, is not the purpose of this article, so we will provide you with some additional criteria for the selection of an accountant for your business. Before we discuss the attributes of a good accountant and accounting… Read More.

  • Tax Planning 101
    Posted On: December 5, 2014 -
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    TAX PLANNING 101 Undoubtedly you have been reading about tax ideas to reduce your 2014 tax burden. Some of these ideas are time sensitive such that you need to act before December 31. Just a few ideas and this is not a comprehensive list. The first item is “tax loss selling” such that the settlement… Read More.

  • Choosing an Accountant Part 5: The Understanding Accountant
    Posted On: December 5, 2014 -
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    THE UNDERSTANDING ACCOUNTANT My final and most important comment on choosing the right accountant relates to the empathy or understanding of your accountant regarding your business and the challenges that you face on a day to day basis as a small business owner. At Padgett we specialize in helping all kinds of small businesses and… Read More.

  • Choosing an Accountant Part 4: The Reliable Accountant
    Posted On: December 5, 2014 -
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    THE RELIABLE ACCOUNTANT The reliability is probably the key factor in establishing a trusted relationship with your accountant. If you want your questions answered then you need someone who gets back to you or visits your business on a regular basis. Someone who is reliable will also promote that peace of mind feeling that is… Read More.

  • Choosing an Accountant Part 3: The Good Looking Accountant
    Posted On: December 5, 2014 -
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    THE GOOD LOOKING ACCOUNTANT I am venturing into dangerous ground with the above caption for this blog. However, the appearance of your accountant can help you make the right choice. Let’s make the assumption that most business owners want to deal with successful people. Success will appear to you in different ways – how the… Read More.

  • Choosing an Accountant Part 2: The Competent Accountant
    Posted On: December 5, 2014 -
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    THE COMPETENT ACCOUNTANT Business owners expect that their accountant is “competent” in the financial and tax matters that effect their operations. Unfortunately this is a Catch 22 situation as the knowledge that defines competence   is what the owner doesn’t have and is expecting to receive from their accountant. Therefore, where does knowledge and competence come… Read More.

  • Choosing an Accountant
    Posted On: December 5, 2014 -
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    By Brian Austin, Vice Chairman, Padgett Business Services CHOOSING AN ACCOUNTANT After 40 years in the accounting profession, I have come to realize that the decision most people make when choosing an accountant is often based on a single factor or a referral. A seasoned veteran of our organization with more experience than me at… Read More.

  • Choosing a TOP SHELF Payroll Service
    Posted On: December 5, 2014 -
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    We all know the great reasons for outsourcing payroll services. Small business owners realize that it’s more cost-effective, more reliable, and just plain simpler to find a payroll expert to outsource to. The problem is that finding the right outsourcing service is not always easy and often, the services you’d like are either not available… Read More.

Small Biz Pros are experts on small business accounting, small business tax, and small business payroll for Canadian-based businesses. They are your small business consultants that offer top rated accounting tax and payroll services, software and more. Do you operate a small business in Canada? Do you need small business accounting, tax, and payroll services? Then make Small Biz Pros at Padgett your small business accounting partners.