Better safe than sorry: Protecting your business from disaster

As climate change makes extreme weather events more common and more severe, and BC continues to be a geologically-active region, there are plenty of reasons for you to be wary of disaster risks posed to you and your business. Just as you would plan for protecting your home and your family, there are significant steps […]

Ask the Expert… How do I calculate vehicle allowance rates for my employees when they use their personal ZEVs for business?

With so many incentives being offered by the BC and federal governments to encourage zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) adoption, you’re likely to see some of your business’s employees arriving to work in ZEVs soon. If your employees use their personal ZEVs for business purposes, they’ll want to be reimbursed for the associated expenses the same as […]

5 internal controls you should have implemented yesterday

March is Fraud Prevention Month across Canada, and as we enter the busiest stretch of tax season there’s no better time to consider the internal controls you might be overlooking that are crucial to the security, transparency and integrity of your business’s financial statements. For those who can’t keep up with all the CPA lingo […]

BC PST Rebate Reminder (March 31, 2022)

Is your business planning any purchases or leases of tangible assets in BC? If there will be BC PST charged, consider ordering, being invoiced and paying for them by the end of this month, March 31, to recover the PST if they are eligible assets. Purchases and leases for most tangible assets qualify as long […]

Support for women entrepreneurs

On March 8, we celebrated International Women’s Day—a day to recognize and rejoice in women’s and girls’ social, economic, cultural, and political achievements. DMCL wants to acknowledge and celebrate all those who identify as women in our lives—at home, at work, at play, and across the world—who inspire us daily. To mark the occasion, we’ve […]

Making the Case: Corporate Social Responsibility grows your bottom line

What is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)? This often-misunderstood term promotes the idea that businesses can’t ignore the bigger picture and must take into account their actions in the pursuit of profit. Some suggest that the sole objective of a corporation is to maximize returns for its shareholders and increase its bottom line regardless of other […]

Ask the Expert… What is the Triple Bottom Line?

Businesses have traditionally looked solely at their profitability to determine how well they are performing; however, with growing public awareness of key social and environmental issues, more and more businesses are turning to CSR to focus on growing their triple bottom line instead. You may have heard of the triple bottom line before, but weren’t […]