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Trusted Saskatoon Partners Announced As SABEX Awards Finalists!

THE SABEX AWARDS - SASKATOON ACHIEVEMENT IN BUSINESS EXCELLENCE

Saskatoon and area have many great businesses that have raised the standards for the community and industry at large. At Trusted Saskatoon we value businesses run with integrity and are proud to announce that FOUR of our Trusted Saskatoon Partners are Finalists for the 2019 SABEX Awards!

Customer Service (Sponsored by MNP LLP): Finalist - Glenwood Auto Service
Rob Scott (Owner) has always taken great pride in exceeding clients expectations when it comes to customer service. Glenwood Auto Service has a long history of delivering quality auto repair and service since 1973. Their motto from the beginning has been "fantastic service is our discount". Glenwood's commitment to superior customer service has remained consistent and because of this, the business continues to grow. 
Their customers are extremely loyal and Glenwood always listens to feedback to continue to grow. With over 2000 positive client reviews in an industry that is flooded with horror stories, we are proud to have Glenwood AutService as Trusted Saskatoon AutoRepair & Tire Specialists! 

Marketing (Sponsored by Handy Special Events): Finalist - Decora Homes Ltd.
Decora Homes specialize in building high-end custom homes. A multi-award winning home builder with over 10 years experience. When they unleash their creativity they excel and they love incorporating new ideas that make them truly unique. Decora Homes have always marketed their company to showcase the quality and uniqueness they are known for. Decora Homes have earned recognition for their distinctive design and spectacular detail. Decora Homes have been a Trusted Saskatoon Home Builder for over 5 years with no complaints.

New Business Venture (Sponsored by Saskatchewan Polytechnic): Finalist - Wiebe Windows & More
Owner, Bradley Wiebe has been installing windows and doors in Saskatoon and area for over 10 years. When starting his own company in 2015 he knew that his focus would be on ensuring quality workmanship and exceptional customer service. Wiebe Windows & More has a 5-star rating and numerous customer testimonials and is on target to grow as a business by another 40% this year. Trusted Saskatoon is proud to have Wiebe Windows & More on our directory of excellence and to be able to promote their company with a new website, logo design and more through Trusted Marketing Services.



Entrepreneur of the Year (Sponsored by Conexus Credit Union): Finalist - Chelsey Harder (Passions Beauty Studio & Barber Corner)
Chelsey Harder is a hard working business owner who also believes in giving back to the community. Chelsey started Passions Beauty Studio in 2009 at the age of 20 and it has now evolved into a high-end salon, boutique, and barbershop. The Barber Shop is managed by her husband and has been open since 2017. Most recently she created, developed and is co-owner of her own hair brand, PRIME Hair Brand. Her motto is if you choose a career you love you won't have to work a day in your life. Passions Beauty Studio and The Barber Corner are a Trusted Saskatoon Salon!

Congrats to these amazing individuals and Trusted Saskatoon businesses on being named a 2019 SABEX Awards Finalist!


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Western Carpet One, a Trusted Saskatoon Flooring Expert Shares WELCOME-A-CURE

Western Carpet One Floor & Home is a locally owned and operated Trusted Saskatoon Flooring retail store servicing Saskatoon and area since 1974. They are a full-service store offering no charge estimates and full installation on all flooring products. A newly expanded stunning showroom offers a comfortable shopping experience for every type of flooring. Whether it is Carpet, Hardwood, Ceramic Tile, Laminate flooring, Cork, Sheet vinyl or area rugs, you will find it at Western Carpet One Floor & Home.

Welcome-A-Cure

Western Carpet One is proud to support breast cancer research through sales of exclusive pink ribbon welcome mats.

Each year, it is expected that over 250,000 women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and nearly 40,000 of those women will die. Improvements and funds for breast cancer research are essential to preventing deaths, finding a cure and eradicating the disease for good. 25% of the purchase price of each pink ribbon welcome mat sold through the Carpet One Floor & Home Welcome-A-Cure initiative is donated to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. So far, the campaign has raised nearly 1 million dollars for a variety of breast cancer research charities. Purchasing a welcome mat contributes directly to raising funds for breast cancer research and hopes for finding a cure.

Love Your Style and Shop This Year's Pink Ribbon Welcome Mats


Farmhouse Collection

 Home is where the heart is and should be warm and welcoming. The Farmhouse collection combines old comforts with new design ideas creating a perfectly balanced look for your comfortable, inviting home.

 To view the Farmhouse collection click HERE:


Bohemian Collection

If the home is your sanctuary, it should be filled with things that inspire you. The Bohemian collection combines colourful, expressive, and unconventional elements that free your spirit and energize your decor. 

To view the Bohemian collection click HERE:


Classic Collection   


A home with classic elements remains timeless. The Classic collection draws upon simplicity and structure for a style that will stand the test of time and provides the perfect complement to traditional decor.

To view the Classic collection click HERE:



Modern Collection

Your home represents your personal style. With bold colours and clean lines, the Modern collection makes a statement right in your entryway. Impress your guests with a display that's equal parts elegant and edgy.

To view the Modern collection click HERE





Trusted Saskatoon Salon Passions Beauty Studio introduce Prime Hair Brand

Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner is a national and local award-winning Trusted Saskatoon Salon & Spa opened by Chelsey Kara in 2009. Passions Beauty Studio & Barber Shop offers Saskatoon, Warman, and area clients a truly unique salon & spa experience because they are a team of professionals that work together to offer their clients the best services! They are the Passions family and they travel across the world annually to take training to stay current with the top trends and techniques! Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner are a Trusted Saskatoon Salon. In our latest tip, we share the Prime Hair Brand Story!


Passion Beauty Studio & the Barber Corner - “PRIME” STORY

Co-founders Karey, Chelsey and Karissa opened their family business of luxury hair care products called PRIME HAIR BRAND in 2018.

Chelsey is a Hair Stylist and salon and spa owner (Passions Beauty Studio), employing 15 team members. Karissa is a Stylist at the salon and has worked as an educator for multiple International hair companies training stylists on the latest fashions, techniques and products. The two sisters combined their experience and knowledge, together they recognized an area in the industry that they felt needed to be fulfilled. Karey, a former Scotiabank Manager, retired after 31 years and joined her two daughters in their venture of creating a premium hair care brand. They worked alongside their colleagues in the salon (Passions Beauty Studio), testing and creating a line of "PRIME" luxury products that perform and make life easier for the stylist and their clients.

Prime Hair Brand is much more than just hair product. "Prime" is defined as:

1) top quality 2) best choice 3) greatness 4) a time of success in a person's life

These definitions define the mission and purpose of the new business. PRIME HAIR BRAND creates top quality, premium hair care products which are sold by educated professional stylists in boutique salons. PRIME provides education, salon business tools and first-hand experiences to help the stylists and salons succeed in all aspects of their career and lead them to greatness.

The family trio intends to introduce their brand into salons across Canada and around the world by providing support to industry professionals which in turn will be passed on to their clients, creating success for all.





 Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner has a modern feel and look inside but clients are truly treated like family.

They offer a variety of services for your hair and beauty care needs:

Passions Beauty Studio & The Barber Corner are a Trusted Saskatoon Salon

Trusted Saskatoon Brags About Chef de Partie Catering & Events a Trusted Saskatoon Caterer

The Trusted Saskatoon Team are eager to brag about our newest Trusted Saskatoon partner! The Trusted community extends a warm welcome to Chef de Partie Catering & Events as a Trusted Saskatoon caterer! 

Chef de Partie Catering is a private catering company with commercial kitchens in the heart of the downtown Saskatoon business district.  Owned by Chef Heather Bekar-Schulte and specializing in creating high-quality dishes with fresh, local ingredients and uncommon flair. Heather and her passionate team cater local events, corporate parties and weddings, they also produce amazing pastries and build one-of-a-kind wedding cakes.



An Impressive Chef Resume


Heather was one of just 8 chefs selected to compete in the 2017 Gold Medal Plates and the 2018 Canada's Great Kitchen Party. In addition, Heather is one of three featured chefs in the "Chefs on the Saskatchewan" Shakespeare Festival fundraiser evening.  




Heather specializes in bringing high-end restaurant quality fare to you, and her reviews speak for themselves! In fact, the Trusted Saskatoon team can provide a review of our own! 

Sara, the owner of Trusted, was looking for a chef to come to her home to cook for the Trusted team Christmas party on a Saturday night in December 2016. After calling around to see who offered this service,  a chef friend of Sara's recommend Heather. We were glad she did! The menu options were delicious and beautifully presented, the service was outstanding and it was great that the kitchen was sparkling clean and all pots washed when she left!  The meal for 12 was a talking point for weeks after! We found Heather to be accommodating, efficient and the experience really added a luxurious and delicious touch to the teams Las Vegas Murder Mystery themed party! 

We are far from the only clients that have had a great experience with Chef de Partie, hear from Carol below. 



Heather was thoroughly professional yet relaxed while serving a delicious brunch in our home for a significant birthday. We enjoyed chatting with family and friends while she and Maggie quietly served a stellar meal. Along with all the classics, the Bannock and Saskatoon berry preserves were tasty world-famous-in-Saskatchewan menu additions. 
Heather provided all linens, flatware, stemware and crockery, deftly handling all prep and clean up. It doesn’t come better than this for attentive in-home catering. Thank you so much for making a special occasion memorable! "Carol Smith, Saskatoon" 


Heather was nominated to Trusted Saskatoon by several people, including Steve, her brother,  the owner of K & S Contracting a Trusted Saskatoon Contractor.  Clearly, they are a family driven by a true entrepreneurial spirit and determination.


'For us it is personal - Our culinary family will work with you to create a custom menu that fit your taste, budget, and style with uncommon flair.' Heather, Chef de Partie
We are thrilled to give the thumbs up to Heather and the team at Chef de Partie Catering & Events as a Trusted Saskatoon Caterer! see all they do and read client reviews on their listing here in our Saskatoon Catering and Bakeries category. 

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

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