Author: Laura Couvrette

The Importance of Job Costing

Laura Couvrette • August 26, 2019
Laura CouvretteIf you are like most small and medium sized construction companies, you have been focused on growing your business by investing in new equipment, hiring new staff and networking to ensure you have the opportunity to bid on new contracts. But what you might not have considered is whether or not your job costing and ... Read More

Readying Your Business for Sale: Preparation and Professionalization

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Laura Couvrette • August 06, 2019
Laura CouvretteWith a significant portion of the population approaching retirement age, the number of owners contemplating the sale of their business is greater than ever. However, the process of selling your business is considerably more complex than one might think. There is a great deal of preparation involved to ensure the value of your business is ... Read More

Why Do So Few Businesses Have a Succession Plan in Place?

Laura Couvrette • July 15, 2019
Laura CouvretteAccording to research conducted by the Ministry of Economic Development and Growth, only 9.8% of Canadian Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) owners have a formal written succession plan. This is surprising, given what we know about the demographics of our population and that there is a significant number of business owners who will sell or ... Read More

Audit, Review, or Notice to Reader (NTR): What Level of Assurance Do I Need?

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Laura Couvrette • January 03, 2019
Laura CouvretteYear-end financial statements provide a ‘snapshot’ of your business’ finances. However, the level of detail required, and the associated level of assurance, varies considerably based upon the type of engagement. To determine what engagement is appropriate for your business, it is important to understand the difference between the ... Read More

5 Insider’s Tips on Obtaining Financing from the Bank

Laura Couvrette • April 16, 2018
Laura CouvretteAs an audit firm, we are always advising our clients on when they should seek financing and how best to approach lenders. The reasons a business should seek financing will vary, and include supporting growth or expansion, ensuring sufficient working capital, mitigating cash flow fluctuations, dealing with emergency expenses, purchasing or replacing ... Read More