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Protect Your Small Business by Keeping Good Books

Protect Your Small Business by Keeping Good Books

Are There Accountants Who Specialize in Working with Small Businesses in Calgary?

Small Business Tax Mistakes

Small business owners have a lot on their plate. Between the daily, weekly, monthly and yearly reports to create, track and file, there’s hardly enough time left to actually run the business. Don’t get us started on taxes. You opened your business because you love your industry, not because you love paperwork!

Tax season is over for now, but it’s better to keep good books year-round than to scramble at the finish line. Many small business owners make unfortunately costly mistakes when it comes to taxes. Are you guilty of any of the following?

  1. Ignoring administrative responsibilities.
  2. Forgetting to separate personal and business finances.
  3. Ignoring profit to concentrate on revenue.
  4. Filing, or paying, taxes late.
  5. Keeping your own books.

All of these could be detrimental to the health of your business.

What Should a Business Owner Do?

Lucky for Calgary’s small business owners, Small Business Tax Solutions (SBTS) can help you. Calgary Business Blog has worked with SBTS in the past with successful results. They are involved in your business as much or as little as you want.

The best part? SBTS is a small business too. They are on your level; they understand your pains.

Get a Bang for your Buck with a Google Adwords Campaign

Get a Bang for your Buck with a Google Adwords Campaign

The Importance of Adwords Campaigns to Small Businesses

Marketing Your Small Business

A good marketing plan is more important now than ever in Alberta.

You own a business in one of the worst economic depressions in the province. You have managed to line up your paperwork and process, and perfect the service or product you sell. The only task left is to show people what you have to offer. A new website that includes on-site search engine optimization, social media marketing and promotional events are just a few ways small businesses can increase traffic to their storefront. Aside from these tactics, Google Adwords should be a key component to every business’s marketing campaign.


4 Benefits of a Google Adwords Campaign: 

1.       Adwords targets specific keywords, so you can narrow your efforts to suit buyers your market.

2.       Measure your campaign through the clicks each add generates. It’s easy to see what’s working and not working for your company.

3.       Adwords is affordable. You decide how much you put into each keyword campaign. There are no upfront and minimum fees attached to your campaign, and you can quit at any time.

4.       Your Adwords campaign runs immediately after processing. There is no wait time to attract buyers!


It’s 2016, so everyone knows that a bad Google Adwords campaign can put a huge dent in your wallet. Small business owners and start-ups don’t have as much to spend on Google marketing as big box companies. Get a bang for your buck--and a higher return on investment--with these Adwords tips:

1.      Complete a keyword analysis to see what your target market is searching for.

2.      Use the highest searched keywords in your Adwords campaign, with the lowest possible competiton.

3.      Create 2-3 attractive advertisements to test out different messages.

4.      Set up conversion tracking on your Adwords accounts to accurately measure your return on investment.

5.      Set your match type to exact for more concise tracking.

6.      Manually bid for each Adwords campaign, and always bid less than half of Google’s suggested amount.

7.       Delete keywords that have no benefit after a few days.


 Do you need help with your Google Adwords campaign? We know a local business that can help!