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Sara Bedal

Sara Bedal is a staff writer with®.

Articles by Sara Bedal

Groupon and Beyond: How Group-Buying Sites Are Transforming Business

April 1st, 2011

Increasingly, businesses are hopping on the group-buying bandwagon. Before you offer deep discounts online, consider what your business has to gain—and lose.

A Guide to Expense Deductions in Your Canadian Business

April 1st, 2011

The federal government's rules for tax deductions for businesses are not always clear-cut. Here, we help you navigate around some of the stickier ones.

EI Benefits Extended to the Self-Employed

February 1st, 2011

The federal government has extended Employment Insurance's  special benefits  to the self-employed. Here's what you need to know.

Inventor's Savvy Turns Wastewater into Savings

February 1st, 2011

Gerald Van Decker sold his Ottawa home to launch the Power-Pipe. He's banking that his investment won't go down the drain.

Summer Subsidies: Government Grants Can Help You Hire

February 1st, 2011

Now is the time to check out government programs that can help you hire a summer student, recent grad or apprentice.

Celebrating 40 Years of BIAs

September 30th, 2010

Business Improvement Areas serve thousands of communities worldwide. Sara Bedal tells you how they got their start.

Book Review:The Myths of Innovation

September 30th, 2010

If you've ever questioned the cliches that surround the creative process, you'll want to pick up this new paperback.

Book Review: Unwritten Rules - Women Need to Know about Leading in Today's Organizations

March 31st, 2010

Our review of Unwritten Rules: What Women Need to Know about Leading in Today's Organizations

Book Review: Psychology of Executive Retirement from Fear to Passion

February 28th, 2010

At first glance, small business owners with retirement on the horizon might question the relevance of this self-help book.