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Jeff Cates

President and CEO of Intuit Canada

Jeff Cates is the president of Intuit Canada, a provider of tax and accounting software. He leads Intuit’s strategic growth in Canada, its go-to-market strategies for its consumer and small business offerings, and champions the ongoing commitment to innovation at Intuit, which is a leading global developer of business and personal finance management solutions, such as TurboTax, QuickBooks and Mint.com.

Jeff has more than 18 years of experience in business development, management, marketing and sales. Prior to joining Intuit, he led consumer and enterprise divisions for companies including Hewlett Packard and Apple Canada.
3 Ways To Manage Freelance Finances And Make Your Hustle

3 Ways To Manage Freelance Finances And Make Your Hustle Count

We're at an economic crossroads in the Canadian economic landscape. Today, more professionals are joining the growing ranks of the self-employed workers in Canada. This is driven in part by an increase in the on-demand economy, like ride-sharing, peer-to-peer rental, project-based job platforms and online retail platforms.
04/26/2017 08:20 EDT
How Operating A Small Business In Canada Has Transformed In

How Operating A Small Business In Canada Has Transformed In 2016

Unsurprisingly, small businesses around the world have caught on to the efficiency of mobile and web-based apps and have been integrating them into their day-to-day to better manage their businesses and solve everyday problems. According to Intuit Canada's newest survey, Canadian entrepreneurs are using cloud and mobile technology in record numbers.
11/07/2016 03:39 EST
How To Grow Up And Out Of Your Startup

How To Grow Up And Out Of Your Startup Status

There are many things that are expected to go hand-in-hand with growing a business, such as little sleep, cash flow concerns, stress, and endless coffee consumption, but with so many tasks to complete (and endless decisions to make), many entrepreneurs fail to acquire the proper tools to successfully transition from startup to successful business.
08/17/2016 09:56 EDT
Firms Of The Future Embrace The Power Of The

Firms Of The Future Embrace The Power Of The Cloud

Small businesses are migrating to the cloud in droves. A recent study found that 31 per cent of Canadian small businesses are currently in the cloud, a six per cent increase from 2014. If you're not following suit, you risk losing out to other firms who are able to harness this technology.
07/05/2016 02:40 EDT
How Canada Can Build An Innovation Nation From The Bottom

How Canada Can Build An Innovation Nation From The Bottom Up

Approximately 140,000 new businesses are started every year in Canada, yet half of them don't make it to their fifth year. Small businesses are key drivers of economic growth in our country and we must equip entrepreneurs with the tools and resources they need for long-term success in order to help transform Canada into the innovation hotbed we know it can be.
05/26/2016 01:52 EDT
Filing Your Taxes Last-Minute Is Simpler Than You

Filing Your Taxes Last-Minute Is Simpler Than You Think

The tax deadline falls on May 2 this year, which means Canadians have an extra weekend to file their taxes. The CRA will soon be hit by a wave of last-minute tax returns, as countless Canadians wait until the last minute.
04/27/2016 04:12 EDT
Tax Tips Every Mobile Entrepreneur Needs To

Tax Tips Every Mobile Entrepreneur Needs To Know

As life becomes increasingly mobile, there is an uptick in the number of Canadians who start and manage small businesses without brick and mortar locations. No matter how mobile or field-based entrepreneurs earn their income, it's important to understand how these modern business endeavours impact your taxes. Here's an overview of what you need to know before you file.
03/29/2016 02:39 EDT
Tax-Filing Can Be A Money Management Teaching

Tax-Filing Can Be A Money Management Teaching Moment

If you're a parent, you may be wondering when your children should start filing their own taxes. Even if they're still too young to take this on themselves, every child can benefit from a simple conversation about income, money management and how taxes come into play.
03/15/2016 01:45 EDT
Know The Benefits And Challenges Of Being Your Own

Know The Benefits And Challenges Of Being Your Own Boss

You set your hours, you choose your colleagues and you control your brand. Though entrepreneurship definitely has its upside, it can also be a rude awakening for those who don't have a realistic understanding of the challenges that come with being your own boss.
02/18/2016 11:11 EST
Entrepreneurs, This Is The Year-End List You Need To Check

Entrepreneurs, This Is The Year-End List You Need To Check Twice

It's December, which means small business owners have a lot on their plates. While I'm sure everyone is feeling the pressure of holiday crunch time, entrepreneurs are also trying to manage the flurry of activity that comes at year end. My advice? Despite the chaos, take some time to get organized and start thinking about what lies ahead. Conquering these small tasks now can make a big difference in the new year:
12/22/2015 03:36 EST
How to Strengthen Your Financial

How to Strengthen Your Financial Fluency

Regardless of your age, your job or your personal interests, the topic of money will always be relevant to you. You've likely heard terms "money management" and "financial literacy" countless times before, and with good reason -- having a clear understanding of your finances is non-negotiable if you hope to have a sound plan for your present and your future.
07/06/2015 12:22 EDT
5 Essential Tips for Last-Minute Tax

5 Essential Tips for Last-Minute Tax Filers

It's tax time and the deadline is just days away. Your month of tax procrastination may be stressing you out, but don't worry. The following tips will get you through the final days. By filing late or failing to file, you will incur a range of financial penalties. Why just throw your money away?
04/28/2015 07:38 EDT
Want to Grow Your Small Business? It's All About the Work

Want to Grow Your Small Business? It's All About the Work Environment

Running a small business is difficult, but growing one is even more challenging. You can't do it alone; you need the help of talented employees who are invested in the long-term success of your business. To attract and keep talented people, you need to provide a great working environment.
04/09/2015 05:40 EDT
Three Important Tips for First-Time Tax

Three Important Tips for First-Time Tax Filers

You have a social insurance number, a job, and even a T4, but you have never filed your taxes. Everyone has been in the exact same position -- you have to start somewhere. Sure, it can be intimidating, but it doesn't need to be. Why? Because it has never been easier to file. Need a little guidance? Here are three tips to make your first time filing a breeze.
04/07/2015 01:22 EDT
3 Reasons You Should File Your Taxes Even if You Don't Make

3 Reasons You Should File Your Taxes Even if You Don't Make Much

I'm here to make the case for doing your taxes, whatever you earn. Every year, many Canadians living on low incomes choose not to file, stating little return -- no pun intended -- on the effort. Are you one of them? You may not realize that whatever bracket you fall in, filing has benefits tailored specifically to your situation. Below, you will find three reasons why filing is essential for those with low incomes.
03/25/2015 08:36 EDT
Remember That Financial Literacy Is the Key to Being

Remember That Financial Literacy Is the Key to Being Profitable

Professionals are important partners to help you understand where your business is at and where it is headed. They will use the data from financial management tools, analyze it, make sense of it and provide a personalized overview of your business and its needs. It's important you work with an accredited advisor and someone you trust with your business.
10/14/2014 12:23 EDT