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  • These tips may be redundant but, because they persist, they bear mentioning: 1) Generate a business plan. You may know what you want but if you can't put pen-to-paper and articulate it.... how good is your idea. 2) Start small - start as a proprietorship. You do not need to incorporate right away. 3) Most people who incorporate online forget th…
    Bruce_C49 58 views 1 comment Most recent by JennyBright July 17, 2019 3:40PM
  • If I export receipts from Wave, the file-name has date and company. This is the only OCR software I have found that can do this and it's quite 99% accurate and very impressive. But it would be better if it could rename the receipt files as: [Date]_ [Amount]_ [Country-Code]_ [Card-Number]_[Company] For example: 2019-07-03_$99.99_usa_c1…
    russell888 24 views 1 comment Most recent by JamieD July 4, 2019 8:51PM
  • Hi guys, I'm a young entrepreneur from the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (probably never heard of it... But it's there... It's even on Google maps :).) I have a tourism startup that's, well, essentially airbnb experiences for the Caribbean (airbnb experiences are EXTREMELY under represented or non-existent in most Carib…
    CenusHinds 31 views 3 comments Most recent by Kathleen July 1, 2019 7:43PM
  • Glad to hear about the H&R Block takeover of Wave. Looking forward to great strides forward! I hope we see many great new features implemented and simplified US (and Canadian) Taxes
    tekfranz 50 views 4 comments Most recent by Agwebs June 17, 2019 6:14PM
  • I know that Wave offers a great accounting platform but do you know how to generate a business plan? I am a Wave Pro and can attest to the things Wave will do for you. I am offering my insights into business planning and a free "how to" Work from Home Entrepreneurship" along with a P&L Excel forecast and a template for preparing your own bus…
    Bruce_C49 29 views 0 comments Started by Bruce_C49 February 11, 2019 12:34AM
  • Recently, I’ve been really questioning if it’s time for me to make my part time freelancing job into a serious career. I currently am a photographer for small events throughout the week but the work seems to be coming more regularly and it’s work that I enjoy. I’ve been taking the steps to make this into a viable business and want to make sure th…
    AaronVale 39 views 4 comments Most recent by JJTC December 27, 2018 5:23PM
  • AceAce
    We [The Racking Guys] are a start-up company using Wave to handle most of our invoicing/payroll. Wave has been a huge help in our gains and success. I am a huge fan of the application and will recommend it to any small business start-ups I share a conversation with. I have yet to dabble into other features of the application, when I do I know …
    Ace 204 views 11 comments Most recent by StampMan November 25, 2018 8:12AM
  • You should be! We have a great tool in Wave and Wave offers quick and easy figures for comparative financial analysis. Some things you should be thinking about: 1) How can I expand my business in 2019? --- efficiently 2) What new opportunities are out there? 3) What are the potential risks for my business? There is enough meat in the three poi…
    Bruce_C49 27 views 0 comments Started by Bruce_C49 November 23, 2018 2:18PM
  • This was actually the catalyst for me starting my own business. The 2018 Telstra Small Business Intelligence report found that (in Australia) 62% of customers will stop considering a business if they can’t find information about it online. Also, in Australia, only 50% of small business actually have a website. So, if you're a small business wit…
    MarkC 98 views 5 comments Most recent by RobertRex October 22, 2018 6:23AM
  • Hello everybody! I'm starting a new business with some urgency to make it profitable. I've been running tiny businesses for decades, but finding that it's a lot harder to get a business off the ground now, and that I need all the help I can get. I'm just getting into Wave, but I'm very impressed with everything about it so far. It seems ideal for …
    PattyJ 46 views 1 comment Most recent by James_Hudson October 18, 2018 6:03PM
  • I am looking for new ventures or services. I own three businesses currently: Website Development, Business Consulting and Investing, and Real Estate Does anyone need a website, want business consulting, or need a new investor? I am here to help.
    nmcerre 24 views 4 comments Most recent by Charlotte October 14, 2018 11:14PM
  • In one of our latest posts on Bravely Go, From bored to boss, we profile four entrepreneurs like yourselves and share the stories of their transitions or pivots into the exciting and sometimes challenging world of small business ownership. This got me wondering: when did you make the decision to own your own business? Was there a moment you can…
    Charlotte 139 views 15 comments Most recent by PattyJ October 11, 2018 3:51PM
  • With 3rd quarter payroll taxes approaching and sales taxes at the same time, how are you preparing your clients? For those that have businesses, are your payroll taxes automated where your taxes are automatically being filed and paid or are you preparing your statments in a file to send to your CPA or bookkeeper?
    JJTC 37 views 0 comments Started by JJTC October 10, 2018 8:40PM
  • Again Glad to be here, like to fast response time on page loads, I was with QuickBooks I'm a small business BBB Accredited and LLC I work alone for now, I just gained many partnerships in the last 3 months Big names like Comodo, Canonical, Google and many others to list yet, I do media posting on behave of our company for BBB for security and scam…
    CMJ_Prous 25 views 1 comment Most recent by Alexia October 5, 2018 8:21PM
  • Calling all brave entrepreneurs! To celebrate Canadian Small Business Week, we're asking small biz owners like yourselves to share your stories. What made you first believe you had what it takes to start your business? What drives you to pursue your passion even when things are challenging? What inspires you? BDC Canadian Small Business Week is…
    HelanaE 109 views 0 comments Started by HelanaE October 5, 2018 7:45PM
  • SriSri
    I am using wave almost 3 years now. I really love this software for small business. I am checking is there software employee on-boarding software like wave? Please share with me. Thanks in advance.
    Sri 45 views 4 comments Most recent by wiredafrican October 3, 2018 11:54PM
  • I was in attendance with the CPA Academy today and they had an amazing webinar regarding growing your practice and not being overwhelmed and underpriced. The content was amazing and I could not believe all that I had learned in a free webinar about how to conduct my business better. My key take aways were: Delegating tasks, creating goals as trime…
    JJTC 25 views 0 comments Started by JJTC September 20, 2018 1:20AM
  • Hi all! You may or may not have heard, but our team at Wave has recently relaunched our blog, Bravely Go. We're looking to speak to the interests and passions of entrepreneurs such as yourselves and to deliver content relevant to the daily experience of a small business owner. To that end, we'd also like to learn more about you and your busines…
    Charlotte 89 views 6 comments Most recent by JJTC September 1, 2018 1:13AM
  • Late last year, I decided to get into making beef jerky. I love the stuff, didn't really know what I was doing but figured it'd be a good idea for a Christmas gift, so I bought an upsetting amount of beef and got to testing. The jerky was a hit, I continued playing around with the recipe and started selling at a local farmer's market a couple of w…
    Oli_Eddie 16 views 0 comments Started by Oli_Eddie August 24, 2018 8:58PM
  • I searched for a discussion topic and did not find it. It would be nice to see a prompt that would then lead me through starting a new discussion around the topic not found.
    TaxLab 14 views 0 comments Started by TaxLab August 14, 2018 3:21PM
  • We have been using Wave for quite a long time now and have found it to be very user friendly. Customers really like it too. We'd like to introduce ourselves to the Wave Community. We are Macryn Voice Greetings and we provide Professional Voice Talent for: * Voicemail Greetings * Auto Attendant Recordings * IVR Voice Prompts * On-Hold Mess…
    ProPhoneGreetings 33 views 1 comment Most recent by Alexia August 10, 2018 5:51PM
  • In Canada, self employed entrepreneurs can deduct a portion of their auto expenses used for business purposes. Gas, maintenance,license and interest on a car loan (as well as lease costs to a prescribed maximum) can be deducted in a section of the T2125 form. The formula is kilometres driven for business use/total kilometres driven in the year.…
    Bruce_C49 26 views 1 comment Most recent by Alexia August 9, 2018 3:28PM
  • Good afternoon folks! I recently came into some of extra disposable income and I figure it's more than time for me to upgrade my home office from a handful of mismatched IKEA furniture to something a little cozier (or at least, something that encourages productivity a bit more). I'm not sure if I want to pretty my home office or if I'd rather r…
    EnsignBellaRo 13 views 1 comment Most recent by Alexia August 3, 2018 8:34PM
  • Hi there. This morning I posted a long explanation of my dilemmas with Wave in the Using Wave forum. Later I went in to see if I could add tags to the post. I added one, but after I saved it, a warning came up that my post would be moderated, and it disappeared from the forum. Can I reasonably expect it to return?
    lesquamloon 36 views 4 comments Most recent by Alexia July 30, 2018 6:31PM
  • This post is intended for Canadian entrepreneurs. Too many new entrepreneurs think that the very act of incorporating frees them of all liabilities. It does not relieve them of business liabilities to the CRA nor a bank with whom they have a business loan. Incorporation online is quite easy and far more affordable than incorporating through a l…
    Bruce_C49 28 views 0 comments Started by Bruce_C49 July 25, 2018 12:34PM
  • Are you able to see monthly financial statements? More importantly, do you understand them? Do you do any business planning? If so, is your business doing what you thought it would be doing when you created the plan this year? Is your cash position good? Are you up-to-date with your (Canadian) statutory remittances? I hope you have answer…
    Bruce_C49 3 views 0 comments Started by Bruce_C49 July 23, 2018 12:17PM
  • Hi everyone! We at Wave are always eager to learn more about the business owners who use our products, and the businesses they proudly run. We want to learn more about you because it allows us to better understand for whom we build, maintain and support Wave, and how to best make your lives a little easier. So today, I want to know whether o…
    Alexia Poll 174 views 8 comments Most recent by Wynters_Bookkeeping July 15, 2018 9:35PM
  • I hope so. I am not talking about a large and involved budget exercise but, answering a few basic questions: 1) Has my business volume increased? Stayed flat? Declined? Why ? 2) Did you have any new initiatives for the upcoming year? If so, how did they fare? 3) Is your business spinning any cash? The last question is essential. There is a d…
    Bruce_C49 6 views 0 comments Started by Bruce_C49 July 15, 2018 12:44PM
  • I already had a Wave account. How do I join the pro network and get a listing on the accountant site?
    grgpenner 20 views 1 comment Most recent by Charlotte July 13, 2018 3:14PM