Berries of North America

Berries of North America

A Canadian company unveils its new line of handcrafted jewellery called Berry Luscious. Inspired by the berries of North America, Tangleberry Boutique features jewellery that are modelled after all kinds of berries including Blackberries, American bitter sweet orange berries, tangleberries, purple berries (which include elderberry,…

Do you have a great idea?

Do you have a great idea?

Pepsi is looking for individuals, businesses (less than 50 employees and $5 milllion in revenues), and non-profit organizations with ideas that will have a positive impact on communities. There are three cycles each with a duration of two months. Cycle 2 starts Sept 1 and…

Romancing China

Romancing China

“What took you so long?” For the first time, since Stephen Harper became Prime Minister of Canada, he visited China with his wife, Laureen Harper on a 5-day scheduled official visit. Premier Wen Jiao Bao gently chided the Prime Minister for taking so long to…

Is there a Message on Your Head?

Is there a Message on Your Head?

“A head that turns head” is the tagline for a company called Bald Media in Toronto.  Imagine a bald head as a blank canvas or a blank billboard, where you are free to post your company logo or advertising message.  Then send this bald head…

What do you Know about – E Waste?

What do you Know about – E Waste?

Every year, North Americans throw 40 million metric tonnes of electronic e-waste. This includes cellphones, computers, TVs, VCRs, electronics that are full of heavy metals and dangerous chemicals. Only 13.6% of e-waste was recycled in 2007. 90% of North American e-waste are exported to China,…

Reporting Self-Employment Income

Reporting Self-Employment Income

Some of  the questions most often asked by new businesses is:  How do I calculate my taxes?  Am I taxed on gross income?  Do I have to file a separate return for my business and personal income? So, here are some tips: 1.  Self-employed people…