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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

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.
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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
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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
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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 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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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