Posts By: Kelly Bird

59 Days Later: A follow up COVID-19 discussion with Dr. Peter Andersen

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Dr. Peter Andersen joins us again, for a second economic update, 59 days after the initial COVID-19 business shut-down. During this webinar Peter addresses the following: Made in Canada problems US recession will end this summer Construction and Manufacturing will be the first to show momentum Canada will not reopen as quickly Get ready for ….

COVID-19 and commercial property owners: Here’s how to mitigate risk

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Commercial property owners are facing increasing uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. Following the closure of non-essential businesses, there is understandable concern about whether tenants will have the income necessary to pay rent. And while the Canadian government is introducing new measures to assist both tenants and property owners, it remains to be seen whether such ….

Andersen’s Economic Update in these Uncharted Waters

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As the economic and financial disruptions associated with the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to continue to effect the global economy, Zeifmans hosted the webinar, Andersen’s Economic Update in these Uncharted Waters, featuring economist, Dr. Peter Andersen, to address the following topics: When and how will it end? Key indicators to watch Is there any good news? Differences ….

COVID-19 – Government benefits, subsidy and loan programs

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Current as of April 16, 2020 Following the official declaration of the COVID-19 pandemic by the World Health Organization, Canada’s Federal Government has introduced a number of stimulus benefits for individuals and businesses alike. These financial programs (some of which have been legislated) are meant to cushion the blow that so many Canadian business owners ….

Crisis management tips for the COVID-19 pandemic

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It’s easy to get caught up in anxiety about the current state of the economy. While there is ample cause for concern about the financial ramifications of COVID-19, at Zeifmans we are also keeping a steady focus on our most important priority: People. We believe it’s critical to maintain perspective, particularly as it relates to ….

Protecting employees during the COVID-19 pandemic

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News of the COVID-19 pandemic crept slowly into the Canadian business landscape. At first, it seemed that we might be able to stave off the spread. But by mid-March the world was a very different place. Since the World Health Organization first declared the pandemic, organizations across the country have had to thoroughly examine their ….

Developing a property? Here’s what you need to know at every stage.

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The Canadian real estate market presents investors with a wide range of appealing financial opportunities. For both domestic and foreign land developers, a project in Canada has the potential to yield impressive and stable ROI for many years to come. As with any large real estate investment, the keys to success lie in thorough planning, ….

Taxation advice for businesses during the COVID-19 crisis

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It goes without saying that many businesses with marketable security investments will have sustained losses due to the recent stock market challenges. At Zeifmans, we’ve been working closely with our clients throughout the COVID-19 crisis to date, ensuring that their business ventures remain profitable during this unprecedented time. Over the last 60 years, our tax ….

COVID-19 Business Survival Strategies

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Everything has changed. In both our personal and professional lives, Canadians have experienced a rapid shift in social and business protocols in recent weeks. As business owners attempt to remain up-to-date with the latest health and safety imperatives to prevent the spread of COVID-19, financial markets worldwide have struggled. Even assumptions that were previously considered ….

New rules for private funds in Cayman Islands

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The Zeifmans team wants to make you aware of the recent changes to financial regulations in the Cayman Islands, and we’re pleased to offer the services necessary to align with the new rules. The Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA) has released the following information pertaining to the registration process and ongoing requirements for private funds: ….