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Your Road Map to Farm Succession

With the aging baby boomers ‘Succession Planning’ has become a common topic of conversation. Selling the farm is definitely an option; however, often the farm is being transferred within the family to the next generation. more »

Dec 4, 2013 by in Money Talks - Marsha Stanley

Selling your Wine Business

Paying attention to what purchasers of wineries look for can make a big difference. I was meeting recently with the owner of one of the wineries we work with and the topic of conversation turned to attracting a buyer or investor for the business. more »

Sep 26, 2013 by in Money Talks - Geoff McIntyre

Three Things You Should Know From This Year’s Budget

2013 Federal Budget : The Honourable Jim Flaherty, Minister of Finance, presented the country’s 2013 Federal Budget on March 21, 2013. more »

Jun 3, 2013 by in Money Talks - Geoff McIntyre

Rethink Leaving AgriStability and AgriInvest

There is increased negativity these days towards the AgriStability and AgriInvest programs resulting from the recently announced changes that will affect the 2013 program year applications to be filed in 2014. more »

Apr 8, 2013 in Money Talks - Steve Funk

Everything Old is New Again

Get ready – PST makes its return in B.C. on April 1 We are rapidly coming to the end of the brief HST (Harmonized Sales Tax) era in B.C. with the return to PST (Provincial sales Tax) looming on April 1. more »

Feb 6, 2013 in Money Talks - Geoff McIntyre

Private Health Coverage Makes Cents

Let’s set the scene: imagine you just released your first vintage under your own label. You have a spouse who isn’t working and you are about to have your first child. Health coverage now seems more important than it ever did before. more »

Oct 19, 2012 by in Money Talks - Geoff McIntyre

Move to reduce red tape in liquor industry

The Third Annual Seminar on Wine and Liquor Law in British Columbia, held in late February, was one of the best attended years yet – and it should come as no surprise why. more »

Oct 19, 2012 by in Money Talks - Geoff McIntyre

Your Livelihood Your Life

Spring in the Okanagan Valley is a special time. The grey valley cloud gradually gives way to the spectacular blue skies that characterize our unbeatable summers. The days become longer and a renewed energy seems to take hold everywhere. more »

Oct 19, 2012 by in Money Talks - Geoff McIntyre

Supreme Court Sets New Precedent

Tax cases rarely make it all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada, but when they do, the results usually have far reaching implications. more »

Oct 16, 2012 in Money Talks - Geoff McIntyre

Money Talks

A column by Geoff McIntyre, CA a business advisor to the Agrifood industry in MNP’s Kelowna office.

Money Talks - Steve Funk

Finance and the Farm. Steve Funk is the director for Farm Income Programs for MNP LLP.

Money Talks - Marsha Stanley

Marsha Stanley, CA•CBV, CGA is the Regional Agriculture Leader for MNP LLP, Chartered Accountants & Business Advisors.