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Choice Payment Solutions your Trusted Saskatoon payment solution provider share info on the Clover Flex POS System

Choice Payment Solutions, led by Nelson Crowder, is your Trusted Saskatoon payment solution provider serving Saskatchewan. In this business tip, they share the Cover Flex

Introducing the CLOVER FLEX - Not your average point of sale terminal!

We have many conversations with Saskatchewan business owners regarding the best point of sale solutions. Recently the conversation has turned towards the NEW CLOVER FLEX terminals we offer.

Nelson provides some high-level info on what these units do.

  • Operates on multiple platforms...WIFI and has a built-in SIM Card when no WIFI available
  • Accepts all forms of payment ...Contactless Credit/Debit, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Even track cash sales
  • Customize to your Business, Add your logo to receipts & info about your business
  • Customize TIP options
  • Real-time reporting
  • Integrates into your accounting software!!

Let list goes on! 

 

 Connect with us to arrange a demo and get yours today, You'll be glad you did!


Choice Payment Solutions are your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers! 

Find them here in the Saskatoon Directory of excellence 

If you already accept credit cards, take advantage of a complimentary statement analysis to find out how Choice Payment Solutions compares to your current provider.


Trusted Saskatoon Brags about Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon & area Memorial Forest

The Trusted Saskatoon Directory Team are ecstatic to welcome Treeternity Memoria Forest to our directory of excellence and brag about what makes their services truly unique. Treeternity is your Trusted Saskatoon memorial forest.  

"Let A Tree Tell Your Story"


When you lose a loved one or have a big occasion in your life you often think of ways to remember or celebrate these moments. What the Trusted Saskatoon Team loves about Treeternity, is that they have a created a beautiful space specifically for this purpose. When asked how the concept of Treeternity was founded this is what Mia had to say.

Well I could never really decide exactly what I want my loved ones to do when the time inevitably comes.  I always thought I would like to donate every organ I possibly can to help in any way but then what would my family do, what would they be left with?  If I were cremated and wanted my ashes spread someplace random would that be it?  My family would not have anywhere to go to remember me if I did that.  I feel like I want to have a memorial place which provides a point of focus for remembrance and I would like that place to be a beautiful, happy, modern place...and with that Treeternity Memorial Forest was born...  I want to be a tree and love the thought of having a tree leave my mark here on Earth. - Mia Hollinger (Owner of Treeternity)


When you purchase a memorial tree...

1. You will have a choice of 4 tree types from which you will choose one. Oak, Maple, Linden or an ornamental flowering crab apple tree.

2. When you purchase a memorial you will choose where you would like to plant your tree from the available 12’x12’ spaces.

3. You will receive a standard 9"x5" FusionCast TM Plaque which will be placed flat in the ground in front of the tree. You will choose your own personal message to be inscribed on the plaque.

4. Planting starts as soon as possible in the spring once the ground is no longer frozen and will plant throughout the season as the weather allows.  On your planting day, you and your loved ones will receive your tree and we will show you to the space you have previously chosen. The plaque will be in place and the area will be ready for you to plant your tree. You are left to do your planting and enjoy the day.  There is a beautiful gazebo on location for you to enjoy.


We spoke to quite a few of Treeternity's clients and we're excited to hear their experiences and what this has meant to them. This is what one of their client's Maureen had to say:


"When Gord's mom passed away ( May 25, 2018) we planted a tree for his parents, giving their wedding date and each of their birth and passing dates. Then I decided to plant a tree for my parents in the same way. We have reserved a spot to plant a tree for ourselves on our 50th which is December 2020...so we will plant it early. That prompted my daughter to think about one for their 20th which is in 2025. We fancy having an entire corner of forest for our family trees. The grandchildren already feel it is their forest. I have recommended Treeternity to others and have found comfort and beauty in this place," - Maureen Haddock 


Treeternity is truly a special place. Whether it is finding a way to remember a loved one or pet after they have passed and the funeral is over or celebrating an anniversary, birthday or another milestone Treeternity is a perfect place. These trees are truly a unique way to cope with difficult times in your life and provide closure for your family. They also are a way to celebrate milestones in your life and watch the tree grow for years to come. 

We are thrilled to give the thumbs up to Mia and Treeternity your Trusted Saskatoon Memorial Forest! See all they do and read client testimonials on Treeternity listing here on the Trusted Saskatoon Directory 


Trusted Saskatoon Accountants Hounjet Tastad Harpham Share Changes To Accelerated Capital Cost Allowance.

Trusted Saskatoon Accouontants Hounjet Tastad Harpham is a locally owned and operated accounting firm in Saskatoon. While they are based in Saskatoon, they serve clients across the entire province. Hounjet Tastad Harpham has spent decades gaining the trust of the people of Saskatchewan and has gained a reputation as one of the most knowledgeable and consistent accounting firms in the city, and province. They provide accounting and tax services for small, medium, and large businesses, as well as individuals and non-profit organizations. Hounjet Tastad Harpham is a partnership between Roseline Hounjet, Allyn Tastad, and Dustin Harpham.


Accelerated capital cost allowance is changed.


With the tax changes announced in the federal government’s fall economic statement, farmers can get more capital cost allowance sooner on the purchase of equipment.

Some equipment dealers are using this accelerated investment incentive property (AIIP) as a sales tool. Here’s what has changed and what it means in actual dollars. Taxes are certainly not my area of expertise. Thanks to Saskatoon accountant Allyn Tastad of Hounjet Tastad Harpham for walking me through the changes and the implications.

The changes apply to property acquired after Nov. 20, 2018, that becomes available for use before 2028. Farm equipment qualifies. One exception is a property that was previously owned by the taxpayer or by a non-arm’s length person or partnership.    

 The incentive accelerates the amount of   capital cost allowance that can be deducted   from taxable income. First of all, the half-year   rule has been suspended. Until now, you   could only claim half of the regular allowance   in the year that something was purchased.   Now you can claim 100 per cent of the   applicable capital cost allowance in the year   of purchase.

In addition, the first year of capital cost allowance has been bumped up by 50 percent. In practical terms, a producer will have equipment in various capital cost allowance categories. Net additions to any class will be increased by a factor of 50 percent for calculating the first-year capital cost allowance.

 

For subsequent years, the allowance deduction returns to normal. 

So how does all this work in practice? Let’s say you buy a new or used tractor for $100,000. Tractors and other self-propelled equipment are in Class 10 and eligible for a 30 percent capital cost allowance.

If you purchased the tractor before Nov. 20, the capital cost allowance in the first year is 15 percent or $15,000. This is half of the 30 percent allowance in the first year of purchase.    

     

If the tractor is bought after Nov. 20, the half-year rule is suspended, plus the amount is bumped up by a factor of 1.5 times. Rather than a capital cost allowance of 15 percent, you can deduct 45 percent, which is 45,000.

 

How does this affect your tax bill? If you’re running an incorporated farm with a federal tax rate of 12 percent, the $45,000 capital cost allowance reduces your tax bill by $5,400. The same tractor purchased before Nov. 20 would generate a reduction in taxes of only $1,800.

 

This is a federal incentive to buy equipment and stimulate the economy. However, remember that when you’re allowed to claim more allowance in year one, it reduces how much is left for subsequent years. The total amount of deduction hasn’t been increased. You just get to claim deductions sooner.             

 Farmers who are old enough may remember the tax credit that existed on new equipment purchases back in the 1980s. You actually received an extra tax credit over and above the capital cost allowance. That’s been gone for decades and this new incentive should not be described as a tax credit. It’s merely an acceleration of the expense you can claim. 

There is value to receiving more of your tax deduction earlier, but when you work through the numbers, this shouldn’t move the needle very much when deciding whether to upgrade equipment. Other considerations remain much more important.


If you are looking for a Saskatoon chartered professional accountant for your personal taxes or business accounting needs, contact the team today.


Check out their listing here: Hounjet Tastad Harpham are Trusted Saskatoon Accountants


Information sourced from  https://www.producer.com/2018/12/accelerated-capital-cost-allowance-is-changed/  By Kevin Hursh

Trusted Brags About Choice Payment Solutions your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers

The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to welcome  Choice Payment Solutions as your Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers

Choice Payment Solutions 

Choice Payment Solutions, led by Nelson Crowder, is a Saskatoon payment solution provider serving Saskatchewan.  Choice Payment Solutions provides a variety of easy-to-use and cost-effective payment solutions for a variety of business types. Some of the services they offer include point of sale systemse-commerce solutions, and mobile payment solutions

We became aware of Choice Payment Solutions some time ago as they provided a new payment system for the Trusted office! Our administrative manager, Victoria, had nothing but great things to say about the product and service we received from Nelson. 

"We always try to choose local providers for all we do, however, our payment processing was always with large multinational companies like Moneris or Chase Paymentech, as we didn't know there was a local option!  Choice has a great system and it has sped up the time it takes to process my bulk accounts receivables. In addition to that, we were pleasantly surprised to have saved money on our payment vs our previous suppliers' processing fees. Overall, working with Choice Payments and Nelson has been an amazing experience. In addition to that we have saved money on our payment processing"  - Victoria, Trusted Saskatoon & Trusted Marketing Services

When speaking with clients as part of Choice's verification process to join Trusted Saskatoon, the consistent theme was how much people appreciated working with a Saskatoon payment solution provider who can provide prompt, local face to face customer support. 

Don't just take it from us, hear what more of Choice Payment Solutions clients had to say: 

"Choice has been wonderful - really good customer service and we found the rates were very competitive with other providers we researched."- Chantel, RM of Benson #35
"Any issue we had with our systems was simple to fix, and Choice was very responsive when we needed support" - Rosalind, Dundurn Rural Water Utility.

“Every business is unique. Getting to know our clients and truly understand their goals is what sets us apart. We provide exceptional local service with the added bonus of the full product line of our internationally renowned partner.”

~Nelson Crowder, President


If you are a Saskatchewan business that processes payments we highly recommend contacting Nelson at Choice Payment Solutions. He saved us money and made out lives easier, he could do the same for you! Choice Payment Solutions is a no-brainer! 

We are very proud and excited to welcome Nelson to our Saskatoon directory of excellence, and we give Choice Payment Solutions the thumbs up as Trusted Saskatoon Payment Solution Providers! 

Check out their listings on the Saskatoon Directory of excellence to read more reviews and to find out more about all they offer! 

If you already accept credit cards, take advantage of a complimentary statement analysis to find out how Choice Payment Solutions compares to your current provider.



Owner of Find Local Labour Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service Shares Tips About Millennials

Find Local Labour solves the problem of finding a reliable employee for a position that needs to be filled. They recognize that local job seekers and employers need a better venue for connecting efficiently, so they created the solution! FindLocalLabour.ca is listed under the Trusted Saskatoon Legal/Professional Services Category. They are a unique Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service. 


Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Specialists at Find Local Labour Shares Tips About Millenials 


FindLocalLabour.ca is Evolving!


 


Everything in the world seems to go through an evolution, even windmills!  Find Local Labour is no exception. As you may have noticed, they have a new name and logo! Find Local Labour is a new addition to TrustedSaskatoon.com as they are a Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service. They recently began working with the Trusted Team and they are following some recommendations that include; a new name (Find Local Labour), a new logo, a new website - with a great new look (coming soon), and new email addresses, etc.  It is still a work in progress so please bear with them...hopefully they can make it seamless for users.  Find Local Labour will maintain forwarding of all old email addresses and website links forever, so don't worry about updating your records immediately.  Going forward, the company name is now Find Local Labour.


Find Local Labour Owner Rory Perron Tips to Encourage Millenials


Adults, parents, and society have a way of passing on a somewhat cynical attitude to the next generation.  When kids hear the low probability of becoming a professional athlete often enough, they adjust their attitude and goals downward accordingly.  How many times have you heard how bad the Millennial generation is? They hear it too and start adjusting their lives accordingly.  I recently heard about a Millennial that had already given up on ever buying a house because he felt he had no chance as a Millennial.  Many Millennials are giving up on life itself...  Are we contributing to a suicide problem by constantly trash talking Millennials? Perhaps it is time to start encouraging them instead of bashing them?

How Do We Encourage Millenials? 


Here are some thoughts from owner Rory Perron himself.

1. I generally keep my personal life to myself but I have a general desire to help people. So, if I can help some people by sharing some of my personal experience, I guess I will share. Last month, at 49 years old, I completed my first sprint distance triathlon. I am proud of myself because I achieved a goal that I had set for myself. (I am not looking for kudos from anyone, #SaskHumble.) Our next generation also needs to be proud of themselves. That's what makes them take pride in their work, makes them productive citizens, helps them feel good about life, and gives them a sense of purpose = positive mental health. Goals are the starting point. 

Here is a peek at some of Rory Perron's goals:


Fitness Goals:


  • Complete a Triathlon Sprint distance (short distance) --> DONE!
  • Complete a Triathlon Olympic distance (medium distance) --> Currently training for it this year
  • Complete a Triathlon Iron-Man distance (long distance) --> Before he turns 60 years old

Business Goals: 

  • Build a business for 10 years and sell it --> Done (but it took 18 years.)
  • Build a business 100 times bigger in half of the time --> Working on it


I think you get the picture - Can we support the development of goals? (bigger and bigger goals? Or S-M-A-R-T goals?) He has given examples of his fitness and business goals, but goals in relationships and spirituality or fulfillment also need to be nurtured. And, it is OK to dream BIG!


    2. The recommended dosage of positive to negative commentary is five to one.  People need approximately five positive reinforcement comments for every one constructive criticism.  Let’s get on with the positive reinforcement by offering five suggestions about how to succeed in every one pitfall to watch out for.  Let's pass out five compliments before pointing out a problem.

    3. I had a "down day" a few weeks ago.  I was having a hard time motivating myself to be productive and I doubted myself about everything I was doing.  I decided to make myself an “Up List”.  It is a list that I can use/read/activate on my next down day. (It is really hard to make this list on a down day!)  Over time, I came up with a list of the positive things that I have accomplished, things that I love about myself, and things that I am proud of.  It also includes some people that I can talk to that will inevitably make me feel better.  I also received some great input from other people.  This could be a great tool or exercise for any generation.  


 

Sign up as an employer or a job seeker now. Find Find Local Labour on Facebook. Call 306-700-5114 or email Rory@FindLocalLabour.ca. The Trusted Saskatoon team is thrilled to give Find Local Labour THE THUMBS UP as a Trusted Saskatoon Recruitment Service. 


 

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