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Welcome to our PwC Private Business Exchange blog page!  PwC's Private Business Exchange program helps drive long-term success for private companies.

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Cashing out? Start tax planning now to get the most value

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It’s a good time to be a seller in the food and beverage industry!

Getting sound tax advice early in the process enables a seamless transaction for sellers and purchasers alike.

Learn more from our Fresh insights series.



We’re proud to announce our 2015 new partners

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Congratulations to PwC Canada's new partners this year.

Learn who they are, their career journeys and how they help companies like yours.



Getting what you want for your business

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If you’re looking to sell your business, now might be the right time – especially if you’re well prepared.

Our Deals 6 part series looks at how to prepare, plan and position your business for a sale.

Click here to read Part 1: Preparation key to achieving value from sale.


More than a tax issue: why BEPS will change the way you operate

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The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) project is likely to spur the most significant changes to the taxation of international business since 1986.  These changes will require you to reconsider where to invest and how to structure your global business operations.

In this issue we explore who's behind BEPS-driven rule changes and the tax areas they're addressing, and what this project means for your business.

Click here for our 10 Minutes on the OECD’s BEPS project.


Top 10 considerations if you’re being audited by the CRA

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Are you being audited by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)?  Our PwC team works with clients to proactively prevent, favourable resolve and effectively litigate tax audits and disputes throughout the world.

There are a number of key actions that the taxpayer can do if you’re being audited.  Read our top 10 considerations.

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Hire calling: How Hootsuite is building a diverse workforce

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Hootsuite Media Inc. understands that its market is everybody. A pioneer when it launched in 2008, the Vancouver-based company makes cloud-based software that helps organizations manage and measure their social media presence.

To support its rapid global expansion, this tech trailblazer builds a multigenerational and culturally diverse workforce.  Hootsuite aims to build a diverse workforce, so it can appeal to the broadest possible client base, serve people in their own languages and tailor its product to local markets.

Ambrosia Humphrey, Vice-President of Talent, Hootsuite Media shares her insights in Up front
Read the full story here

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Total Retail 2015: Retailing in an age of disruption

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PwC’s Total Retail 2015 report indicates that the in-store model, mobile technology and social media are among the challenges that Canadian retailers must address in order to thrive in the evolving retail environment. Understanding the customer and total retail model will lead to successful Canadian retailers in the age of disruption.

This report highlights the three main disruptors that affect the industry today, and how you can use this insight for your retail strategies, operating models and infrastructures to evolve your business as the needs of your customers evolve.

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Mastering the art of decision making, powered by science

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Data and analytics can bring clarity and confidence when making a crucial business decision. 60% of Canadian and 63% of global respondents to our Global Data & Analytics Survey: Big Decisions, say that big data and enhanced data analysis already changed decision making at their organizations.

What are the biggest hurdles to using more data and analysis in your decision making?

Watch our video on the insights shared by Canadian executives

Visit our website to find out more and how we can help.


Federal Budget 2015

Budget 2015: Are we there yet?

On Tuesday, April 21, 2015 the Canadian Federal budget was tabled in parliament.

Three key items from the release of the budget are:

  1. Decrease in the small business deduction rate
  2. Donations involving private company shares or real estate
  3. Increase in TFSA annual limits


View our Budget 2015 page for more detail on how this may impact you and your business, and to read our instant reactions and summary.

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Moving to the cloud: CFOs may experience some pain moving to the cloud, but the gain will make it well worth it

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There’s been hype over cloud computing, and how it involves the provision of on-demand computing resources over the Internet on a pay-per-use model. The cloud offers benefits on cost, efficiency, governance, agility and empowerment.

But how can a CFO and their finance function make the most use of this technological innovation?

Read PwC's CFO Agenda to find out more!