SOLVE YOUR #1 PROBLEM AND HIRE RIGHT

June 26, 2014 To help improve your hiring effectiveness, we’re giving away 200 hardcover copies of the bestselling classic Who: The A Method for Hiring by Geoff Smart and Randy Street. The authors have advised CEOs and executive teams for over 15 years and the book’s research is based on 1,300 hours of interviews with more than 20 […]

FIVE REASONS WHY USING SOURCE DEDUCTIONS TO FINANCE YOUR BUSINESS IS A VERY BAD IDEA

June 26, 2014 Legal and ethical breach of trust Employers are required to withhold deductions from employees’ wages to pay income tax, CPP/QPP and employment insurance premiums. The funds are deemed to be held in trust for Government of Canada. Abusing these funds is both a legal and ethical breach which may raise some eyebrows. […]

WHY SAAS COMPANIES MAKE GOOD REVENUE FINANCING CANDIDATES

May 20, 2014 At Espresso our goal is to bring venture debt into the venture capital mainstream. One of the ways we do this is by funding companies earlier in their growth cycle than our counterparts, and another is by funding companies that lack institutional venture capital sponsorship. At the earliest stages we provide venture […]

VIDEO GAME COMPANY GETS A BOOST

May 20, 2014 A first person account on how Espresso Capital helped JVL Labs finance a big step forward. Back in 2006, a classic David and Goliath battle was being fought in U.S. District Court. The case, involving patent infringement in touchscreen amusement games, pitted Markham, Ontario based JVL Labs against U.S. giant Merit Industries. “It […]

HOW US TAX LOOPHOLES ARE IMPACTING FINANCIAL DECISIONS AROUND THE WORLD

April 30, 2014 America’s outdated corporate tax code is providing its biggest multinationals a huge incentive to stash their profits offshore. Can Canadian companies benefit? According to recent Bloomberg figures, U.S. based companies have accumulated $1.95 trillion in offshore cash and short-term investments. 80 of the top 100 publicly traded U.S. companies operate subsidiaries in tax […]