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New Book Essentials of Writing for Small Business by Teresa Madaleno to be Released in Early October

In Writing (all kinds) on September 11, 2017 at 12:52 PM

It has been a long time coming, but in early October my new book, Essentials of Writing for Small Business will be published. This is a guide for anyone who wants to take on the task of writing their own news releases, proposals, case studies etc., as opposed to hiring a professional writer. Below is an excerpt from the introduction of the book.

‘ Many people may feel that writing is a task that only English majors can perfect but the truth is that you can improve your writing skills with simple adjustments, and we all need to communicate effectively in the business world.

Research shows that people with good writing skills are viewed as more credible and therefore meet with much more success. When you think about it, this makes sense. When we are in school, good writers tend to get high grades. In business, people seem to equate good writing with competence. At work, when you receive a document or email from a colleague that is riddled with grammatical errors and/or typos, do you not think he/she is lazy or less capable? Be honest about how you answer this question. Now, if your career is important to you then consider this: Many of the world’s best CEO’s have advanced creative writing skills. These are skills that they use every day to win people over. Do you want to win people over? If you do, then you need to write in a concise manner and in a thoughtful manner. The structure is also important when writing, whether it is a newsletter, proposal, or any other type of written document.

Essentials of Writing for Small Business is your simple guide to writing everything from short emails, web copy, blogs, or news releases to lengthier copy, such as speeches, white papers, and proposals.’

Soon, I will provide details on the release date and how you can get a copy!

Canadian Small Business Women

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Ontario Helping Small Businesses Grow

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News Release

Ontario Helping Small Businesses Grow

September 24, 2013

Province Increases Exemption for Employer Health Tax

Ontario is helping 60,000 small businesses save money and grow by introducing legislation to increase the exemption for the Employer Health Tax starting Jan. 1, 2014.

If passed, the Supporting Small Businesses Act would increase the exemption for private-sector employers, including small businesses, charities and not-for-profit organizations, with an annual payroll of $450,000 or less. The previous limit was $400,000. This means that more than 60,000 employers would pay less Employer Health Tax, including over 12,000 that would no longer pay the tax. Those organizations would also save the cost of filing an Employer Health Tax return. Businesses would be able to use their savings to re-invest in their company or hire more staff.

Providing tax relief is part of the government’s plan to strengthen the economy and create a business climate that attracts investment and helps create jobs.

QUICK FACTS

  • This legislation would increase tax relief provided by the Employer Health Tax exemption from up to $7,800 per year to up to $8,775 – an annual increase of up to $975 per employer. If passed, about 88 per cent of Ontario’s private-sector employers would not pay the Employer Health Tax.
  • The exemption would be eliminated for employers with payroll over $5 million. This means the cost of providing additional Employer Health Tax relief to smaller employers would be largely offset by additional tax paid by larger employers.
  • The Employer Health Tax raises about $5 billion in revenue for the province each year.

LEARN MORE

QUOTES

“We have been taking action to help create jobs across the province. Increasing the exemption of the Employer Health Tax will help reduce costs for small employers so they can expand and create more jobs and is the latest in a series of steps that we’ve taken to grow the economy.”
— Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance

CONTACTS

For Media Inquiries only
Susie Heath – Minister’s Office
416-325-3645
susie.heath@ontario.ca

For Media Inquiries only
Scott Blodgett – Ministry of Finance
416-325-0324
scott.blodgett@ontario.ca

For public inquiries call
1-800-337-7222
TTY: 1-800-263-7776

Ministry of Finance
http://www.ontario.ca/finance


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