Author Archives: Security House

Getting Out and About in Victoria

This past week, I attended the monthly lunch of the Westshore Women’s Business Network (WWBN).  For about two hours, eighty women meet to network, break bread and hear some awesome speakers.  This month, Lisa Edwards of Ideography gave us a … Continue reading

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Make a List

For a lot of years, I have been known as the “Queen of Lists”.  There is something that is extremely satisfying about checking off an item on a list when it is complete.  Lists play an important part of my … Continue reading

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Track Your Mileage

During the course of a year, many of us will use our own vehicle for business purposes. But what exactly makes up the total expense we can claim on our taxes? You can claim the full amount of: Parking fees, … Continue reading

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How Organized is Your ‘Shoebox’?

A couple months ago, I did a presentation on records management for small business. More specifically, I talked about how some business owners have become experts at ‘shoebox’ bookkeeping, and how those owners can manage their records in a better … Continue reading

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The ‘Must Haves’ for Receipts and Invoices

This week I had the opportunity to get together with a few colleagues for lunch.  When our bills came, we began discussing why there was no business number on the receipt.  So I thought this would be a good opportunity … Continue reading

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Small Business Stats

Hi Everyone, I found an interesting article this week that has several statistics about Canadian small businesses. The first is that 58% of small businesses start out with less than $5000, and 79% start out with less than $20,000.  But … Continue reading

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Small Business Month in BC

This past week I had the opportunity to attend the launch of ‘Small Business Month’ at a lunch sponsored by CGA BC. The Minister for ‘the State of Small Business’, the Honourable Naomi Yamamoto, explained to the group how the … Continue reading

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About Colleen Hoggarth and Security House Accounting Services

Hi, my name is Colleen Hoggarth. I am a Certified Professional Bookkeeper and owner of Security House Accounting Services. Each week, I will post a message in this blog. It can be advice, stories, or reminders about bookkeeping and tax … Continue reading

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